Who Cares About the Constitution? Not Laura Von Harten
Here’s another example of relativism transcending personal moral choices all the way to undermining federal statutes and even our Constitution. Laura Von Harten, a Beaufort, South Carolina county council member, objected to rezoning a parcel occupied by a Catholic church because official Catholic policies are an “affront to my dignity and all of womankind.” Ms Von Harten, you are perfectly free to express those views in an op-ed, or in a blog, or into a stiff wind. But once you allow your purely personal views to prevail in a direct contest against the Constitution and federal statutes (e.g., the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, or RLUIPA), you wield your power as a tyrant, not as an official elected to uphold the rule of law.