Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis was jailed for not issuing a marriage license to a lesbian couple. Her claim is that it is against her religious beliefs.

She was elected to do this job at a time when marriage was between one man and one woman, as it has been throughout recorded history.

How was she to know that the law would be changed?

Was there not an option to have another courthouse or clerk issue the license?

Josh Earnest, spokesperson for the White House, said this had to be done because we are a nation of laws: “On principle, the success of our democracy depends on the rule of law. And there is no public official that is above the rule of law.”

After cleaning up the bite of sandwich I’d spat out, I began laughing hysterically. As a nation of laws will we begin to enforce the border and our immigration laws? Will the federal government enforce marijuana laws?

Will the IRS personnel responsible for illegally targeting conservative groups be prosecuted for their actions? Will Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for destroying government property and evidence? She used her home server for government business and then deleted emails.

Maybe I misunderstood Josh. He must have said “a nation of flaws.”

David Bourgeois

Chucker Drive

Summerville