Re "Sheriffs don't get to pick laws they will enforce" (Editorials, Aug. 25): I agree completely that sheriffs shouldn't get to pick and chose which laws they will enforce, and which they will not. No public official should. As the editorial rightly states, public officials take oaths promising to uphold and defend the laws and constitutions of California and the United States. This means all of them, not just the ones they like.
The Bee's editorial board, however, evidently doesn't mind its own hypocrisy. Editorials regularly recommend, encourage and condone the same practice by the governor, the president and police, among others, to chose what they will not enforce.
We are taught that we are a country of laws, not of men. The elitist pick-and-choose attitude and practice leads to the disrespect and distrust of our entire form of government, and should never be condoned or encouraged.
-- Bill Jurkovich, Citrus Heights