Letters: Larson understands how laws apply
Larson understands how laws apply I have never endorsed a candidate for any public office (county commissioner, in this instance), other than myself, until now. And I endorse former Hubbard County Attorney Greg Larson because of his professional ...
how laws apply
I have never endorsed a candidate for any public office (county commissioner, in this instance), other than myself, until now.
And I endorse former Hubbard County Attorney Greg Larson because of his professional knowledge of the US Constitution and its limitations on governmental entities; inalienable rights.
He is familiar with the basic doctrines of law; such as due process, preemption of law, precedent and statutory construction and statutory interpretation, transparency in government and (municipal) corporation internal governance.
There is only one person in Hubbard County more qualified for office, and he is the Honorable J.D. Mondry. Mr. Larson is also a man of honor; otherwise he wouldn't run for office.
It is time this county became a region of law and not of men (to paraphrase: "This is a nation of laws, and not of men"), especially those who are ignorant of the magnitude of the solemn oath they swear to uphold.
He knows that statutory authority is not inherent; but expressed in a legal writing according to the specific form (out line) and substance (essential content) expressed in statutes; in their entirety, or by reference, simply by changing the bold face heading to one suggesting local authorship. An ordinance is a local statute.
A county (or city) attorney is someone who advises the body politic on the legality of their actions; not only to prosecute violations of law.
Until now, I thought ignorance of the law was a prerequisite for those running for office; (and therefore; easy to manipulate) but Mr. Larson alone, makes a lie of that; other than the ones who have some knowledge of the law and have a personal agenda; such as other public officials do; especially in Nevis (who shares the same attorney as Park Rapids).
Phillip J. Harris