Nation of laws v. Nation of men
17 September, 2008
“For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other.” –Thomas Paine
“A government of laws, and not of men.” — John Adams
Aides to Gov. Sarah Palin won’t comply with subpoenas issued by state lawmakers investigating the firing of Alaska’s former public safety commissioner, since Palin “has declined to participate” in the probe, her attorney general says.
Attorney General Talis Colberg, a Palin appointee, told the investigation’s manager in a letter released Wednesday. “However, our clients are also loyal employees subject to the supervision of the governor.”
Loyal to whom?
Loyal to the law as set in the constitution they swore to uphold?
Or loyal to a person?
This is a nation of laws. I would die to defend that. Would you?