Re "Sheriffs don't get to pick laws they enforce" (Editorials, Aug. 25): I am writing in response to your editorial on constitutional sheriffs, in which you use former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack as an example of extremism. Mack tells a story of how he would have handled a very important event in our nation's history.
In 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey the bus driver's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. She was later arrested for not following the law. While the officer was following the law, a constitutional sheriff would have ignored the law as it was unconstitutional.
The Sacramento Bee's editorial board seems to be afraid of that concept. I guess the folks on the editorial board would have preferred Parks keep quiet and sit in the back of the bus.
-- Steve Wayte, Fresno