Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kim Davis channels George Wallace

Jeffrey Toobin:
Davis' supporters have tried to compare her to Rosa Parks, the Alabama seamstress who refused to follow local segregation laws mandating that African-Americans had to give up their seats to whites on public buses. Right era, wrong person. The real analogy is to George Wallace, who stood in the doorway of the University of Alabama in defiance of federal court orders mandating an end to official segregation.
Like Wallace, Davis is a public official, and she has acted in defiance of modern interpretations of the Constitution. And like him, Davis, sooner rather than later, will be properly viewed as being on the

wrong side of the law, of the public and of history.

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