Kim Davis Vs the Modern Left, Compare and Contrast

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Kim Davis Vs the Modern Left, Compare and Contrast

[cap­tion id=“attachment_109422” align=“aligncenter” width=“740”] Kim Davis on being released from jail & a left­ist pound­ing on the doors of the Supreme Court[/caption]

As I’ve been watch­ing the left con­tinue its vio­lent push to make the rest of us com­ply with their demands and the crazi­ness of their Kavanaugh stuff to the point where we actu­ally had a Demo­c­rat edi­tor jus­ti­fy­ing the shoot­ing of Steve Scalise as the nat­ural con­se­quence of his votes.

See­ing all this I couldn’t help but think of the con­trast between their actions and those of Kim Davis.

For those of you who have for­got­ten Kim Davis is the for­mer Demo­c­rat who refused to issue gay mar­riage licences with her name on them in Ken­tucky when the Supreme Court imposed Gay Mar­riage over­rid­ing the laws of her state and others.

She sought com­pro­mise, her oppo­nents would have none of it:

Davis didn’t seek pub­lic­ity, those who choose to force her hand did, as mar­riage licences were avail­able just a few miles away. Even as the country’s media and elites demo­nized her and pun­dit after pun­dit attacked her she went to court to defend her posi­tion cit­ing her reli­gious beliefs seek­ing a com­pro­mise that would allow her to func­tion with­out her name being on mar­riage certificates.

She was threat­ened with jail, and accepted it:

On Thurs­day the judge in the case gave her one last chance to fold her card, she declined say­ing it was a heaven or hell issue to her. So the judge had her jailed, mean­while four of her five deputies agreed to issue the licences to gay cou­ples as he com­manded and on Fri­day began doing so.

And did so with­out anger or hate

Kim Davis has gone to jail with­out fear, with­out com­plaint. She did not scream defi­ant curses, she did not call for vio­lence in her name. Her only worry was dis­obe­di­ence to the Lord.

And when the courts decided that she should be freed how did she react

Kim’s Davis’ entire speech was about God and serv­ing him and thanks and love for her supporters.

No cri­tique of the judge, no anger over her impris­on­ment, no fancy words about the polit­i­cal irony of a bunch of Repub­li­cans defend­ing an elected demo­c­rat. No talk about the like­li­hood of her being re-​imprisoned. Every­thing com­pletely con­sis­tent with the dig­nity of the stand she took for the sake of her soul and others.

And when offered mus­cle to pro­tect her from all those who were threat­en­ing her in per­son and online she declined:

Given her sit­u­a­tion the offer of armed pro­tec­tion must have been attrac­tive, she has been vil­i­fied and hated not only by the left for her prin­ci­pled stand but by some on the right object­ing to her civil dis­obe­di­ence on law and order grounds. How easy would it have been for her to accept this offer of pro­tec­tion. How com­fort­ing might it have been to know peo­ple con­sid­ered her so impor­tant they were will­ing to fight for her. How tempt­ing.

I’m pleased to say she did not give into this temptation:

Oath Keep­ers has been con­tacted by Kim Davis’ legal team at Lib­erty Coun­sel, and they have, on her behalf, declined our offer of assis­tance in pro­tect­ing her from a pos­si­ble repeat incar­cer­a­tion by Fed­eral Dis­trict Court judge David Bun­ning. We will, of course, respect her wishes, and are hereby issu­ing a stand-​down for our secu­rity vol­un­teers who were plan­ning on deploy­ing to More­head, Ken­tucky on Monday.

She didn’t even fire or cri­tique her deputies who issued the licences that she would not:

Now the last thing the left could hope for was that she would fire her deputies, allow­ing them to attack her for demand­ing a con­science excep­tion while not allow­ing her sub­or­di­nates to do the same.

Alas poor left­ists, that was not to be:

Before start­ing her work­day, Davis appeared defi­ant, say­ing she will not issue any mar­riage licenses that go against her reli­gious beliefs. But she left the door open for her deputies to con­tinue giv­ing out mar­riage licenses to same-​sex cou­ples as long as those doc­u­ments do not have Davis’ name or title on them.

The mar­riage license that the cou­ple received said “pur­suant to fed­eral court order” on it, and instead of list­ing Davis’ name and Rowan County, it says city of More­head, the county seat.

Her will­ing­ness to stand with­out vio­lent con­fronta­tion, tak­ing the penal­ties pre­scribed by law and not attack those who went after her had a salu­tary result at the bal­lot box:

Alas for our lib­eral friends the vot­ers of Ken­tucky clearly knew which side they were on too and it wasn’t close

Bevin was able to defy pun­dits, polit­i­cal insid­ers and polling — includ­ing one released by his own cam­paign in Octo­ber that showed him los­ing — and emerge a win­ner Tues­day night.

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Bevin won 107 of the state’s 120 coun­ties on his way to a nine-​point victory.

Who made the com­pro­mise she sought a legal reality

“To ensure that the sin­cerely held reli­gious beliefs of all Ken­tuck­ians are hon­ored, I took action to revise the clerk mar­riage license form,” Bevin said in a statement.

Davis’s team was delighted:

“This is a won­der­ful Christ­mas gift for Kim Davis,” the group said. “Kim can cel­e­brate Christ­mas with her fam­ily know­ing she does not have to choose her pub­lic office and her deeply-​held reli­gious convictions.”

I think dri­ving Kim Davis from the Demo­c­rat party will cost them for decades to come.

And in the final irony David Ermold one of the men who forced the con­fronta­tion that sent her to jail ran couldn’t even win the Demo­c­rat pri­mary to unseat her despite a ton of money from big­time liberals

A gay Ken­tucky man who was denied a mar­riage license by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis nearly three years ago has lost his bid to unseat her.

David Ermold had been seek­ing the Demo­c­ra­tic nom­i­na­tion for county clerk in Tuesday’s pri­mary in Rowan County, Ken­tucky. Though Ermold’s high-​profile cam­paign raised more than $200,000 from sup­port­ers, includ­ing dona­tions from Amy Schumer and Susan Saran­don, he lost to chal­lenger Elwood Caudill Jr. in the four-​way pri­mary, the Lex­ing­ton Herald-​Reader reports.

and lib­er­als in the press are still angry, par­tic­u­larly as she has a book out:

Holier-​than-​thou pub­lic fig­ures such as Gov. Matt Bevin, for­mer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huck­abee and evan­ge­list Franklin Gra­ham ral­lied to Davis’ cause. Those three have now writ­ten pro­mo­tional blurbs for her book, which has the arro­gant title, “Under God’s Authority.”

“When his­tory called upon Kim, she was both ready and will­ing to respond,” Bevin wrote. “Will the same be said of you?”

Par­don me while I pound my fist.

if she’s pound­ing her face now wait till Kim Davis gets re-​elected again.

Kim Davis on being released from jail & a leftist pounding on the doors of the Supreme Court

As I’ve been watching the left continue its violent push to make the rest of us comply with their demands and the craziness of their Kavanaugh stuff to the point where we actually had a Democrat editor justifying the shooting of Steve Scalise as the natural consequence of his votes.

Seeing all this I couldn’t help but think of the contrast between their actions and those of Kim Davis.

For those of you who have forgotten Kim Davis is the former Democrat who refused to issue gay marriage licences with her name on them in Kentucky when the Supreme Court imposed Gay Marriage overriding the laws of her state and others.

She sought compromise, her opponents would have none of it:

Davis didn’t seek publicity, those who choose to force her hand did, as marriage licences were available just a few miles away. Even as the country’s media and elites demonized her and pundit after pundit attacked her she went to court to defend her position citing her religious beliefs seeking a compromise that would allow her to function without her name being on marriage certificates.

She was threatened with jail, and accepted it:

On Thursday the judge in the case gave her one last chance to fold her card, she declined saying it was a heaven or hell issue to her. So the judge had her jailed, meanwhile four of her five deputies agreed to issue the licences to gay couples as he commanded and on Friday began doing so.

And did so without anger or hate

Kim Davis has gone to jail without fear, without complaint. She did not scream defiant curses, she did not call for violence in her name. Her only worry was disobedience to the Lord.

And when the courts decided that she should be freed how did she react

Kim’s Davis’ entire speech was about God and serving him and thanks and love for her supporters.

No critique of the judge, no anger over her imprisonment, no fancy words about the political irony of a bunch of Republicans defending an elected democrat. No talk about the likelihood of her being re-imprisoned. Everything completely consistent with the dignity of the stand she took for the sake of her soul and others.

And when offered muscle to protect her from all those who were threatening her in person and online she declined:

Given her situation the offer of armed protection must have been attractive, she has been vilified and hated not only by the left for her principled stand but by some on the right objecting to her civil disobedience on law and order grounds. How easy would it have been for her to accept this offer of protection. How comforting might it have been to know people considered her so important they were willing to fight for her. How tempting.

I’m pleased to say she did not give into this temptation:

Oath Keepers has been contacted by Kim Davis’ legal team at Liberty Counsel, and they have, on her behalf, declined our offer of assistance in protecting her from a possible repeat incarceration by Federal District Court judge David Bunning. We will, of course, respect her wishes, and are hereby issuing a stand-down for our security volunteers who were planning on deploying to Morehead, Kentucky on Monday.

She didn’t even fire or critique her deputies who issued the licences that she would not:

Now the last thing the left could hope for was that she would fire her deputies, allowing them to attack her for demanding a conscience exception while not allowing her subordinates to do the same.

Alas poor leftists, that was not to be:

Before starting her workday, Davis appeared defiant, saying she will not issue any marriage licenses that go against her religious beliefs. But she left the door open for her deputies to continue giving out marriage licenses to same-sex couples as long as those documents do not have Davis’ name or title on them.

The marriage license that the couple received said “pursuant to federal court order” on it, and instead of listing Davis’ name and Rowan County, it says city of Morehead, the county seat.

Her willingness to stand without violent confrontation, taking the penalties prescribed by law and not attack those who went after her had a salutary result at the ballot box:

Alas for our liberal friends the voters of Kentucky clearly knew which side they were on too and it wasn’t close

Bevin was able to defy pundits, political insiders and polling — including one released by his own campaign in October that showed him losing — and emerge a winner Tuesday night.

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Bevin won 107 of the state’s 120 counties on his way to a nine-point victory.

Who made the compromise she sought a legal reality

“To ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored, I took action to revise the clerk marriage license form,” Bevin said in a statement.

Davis’s team was delighted:

“This is a wonderful Christmas gift for Kim Davis,” the group said. “Kim can celebrate Christmas with her family knowing she does not have to choose her public office and her deeply-held religious convictions.”

I think driving Kim Davis from the Democrat party will cost them for decades to come.

And in the final irony David Ermold one of the men who forced the confrontation that sent her to jail ran couldn’t even win the Democrat primary to unseat her despite a ton of money from bigtime liberals

A gay Kentucky man who was denied a marriage license by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis nearly three years ago has lost his bid to unseat her. 

David Ermold had been seeking the Democratic nomination for county clerk in Tuesday’s primary in Rowan County, Kentucky. Though Ermold’s high-profile campaign raised more than $200,000 from supporters, including donations from Amy Schumer and Susan Sarandon, he lost to challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. in the four-way primary, the Lexington Herald-Reader reports

and liberals in the press are still angry, particularly as she has a book out:

Holier-than-thou public figures such as Gov. Matt Bevin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and evangelist Franklin Graham rallied to Davis’ cause. Those three have now written promotional blurbs for her book, which has the arrogant title, “Under God’s Authority.”

“When history called upon Kim, she was both ready and willing to respond,” Bevin wrote. “Will the same be said of you?”

Pardon me while I pound my fist.

if she’s pounding her face now wait till Kim Davis gets re-elected again.