Notes From Babel

Who Cares About the Constitution? Not Laura Von Harten

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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.

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Written by Tim Kowal

November 27, 2008 at 4:01 pm

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