Kim Davis has, in effect, claimed that she is a legislature of 1. Her supporters seem to think that’s just fine. But it’s not. Her actions constitute the pure elevation of individual will over democratic practices. Accepting her decision as legitimate means fundamentally rejecting the notion of government of, for and by the people.
Davis’ supporters seem to claim she’s just exercising her rights in failing to do her job. But she’s not. She’s conflating the law making and the law implementing functions and making her own ego the center of all politics.
That’s not democracy. That’s fascism.
– Lane Crothers on Rowan County (Kentucky) Clerk Kim Davis who opted to go to jail instead of issuing marriage certificates to gay couples based on her own religious objections