As a constitutional republic, we are a nation of laws that emanate from our founding documents – the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The second greatest document ever written is the Constitution of the United States. This supreme law of the land is just as valid today as it was when first penned. It should only be interpreted according to original intent.
There is a serious need for all elected officials to revere and adhere to the oath of office. That oath declares, “IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, I do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of my office and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of the laws of this State, so help me God.”
This oath demands the office holder acts to uphold the rule of law at all times – not just when it is convenient and everyone approves. The rule of law should apply to everyone, including elected officials. It is the primary responsibility of all officeholders to protect the life, liberty, and property of citizens by upholding the rule of law. Specifically, state officials should uphold the rule of law by banning sanctuary cities and counties. Sanctions for violators should be swift and should include ending state grants and funding to cities and counties that ignore the rule of law.