Praise the Lord! Sing Hallelujah!
These are wondrous times indeed!
In a test of God’s omnipotence,
Kim Davis has been freed!
Since licenses were issued
In her absence, by some clerk,
She was largely deemed irrelevant—
They sent her back to work.
She vows, though, with her lawyer,
(And with Huckabee and Cruz?)
She plans to fight the law again
(And if she does, she’ll lose)
We’re gonna need more popcorn. Kim Davis’s idiot attorney keeps talking about “reasonable accommodations” that could possibly be made such that Davis could continue doing her government job while continuing to treat some of her constituents differently than others, in violation of her oath of office (and, in practice, in violation of both religious clauses of the first amendment).
Maybe Rowan County can have separate (but equal, natch) doors, and drinking fountains, and dining areas… somewhere where Davis doesn’t have to interact with them. I dunno, probably someone will whine about being treated like second-class citizens, and poor, put-upon Kim Davis will be bound by her conscience to tell them “yes–yes you are not deserving of my signature.”
Her conscience had her go to jail rather than do her job. It won’t, though, have her resign. Yet, at least.
(I have a friend who was a conscientious objector. He refused alternative service, on the grounds that his doing that job freed up another person to go to Vietnam. Rather, he went to jail, obligating someone to stay here guarding him. I suspect Davis does not want to resign in part because that way she would no longer be able to block marriages.)
If her conscience will not allow her to do her job, she needs to review her oath of office. If she cannot do her job, she has two choices–one of which she just tried for a weekend.