Rules are made for specific reasons and are to be followed by all who are involved in that specific group, be it political, religious, civic, governmental, educational, or the public.
Rules are not to be broken, bent, or ignored according to whoever is involved at any particular point.
As most eyes of the nation are focused on Iowa, some eyes are focused on Virginia, the Mother of Presidents, where presidential candidates with eyes focused on the White House, apparently, see rules as a mere stumbling block.
That stumbling block is the rules that require 10,000 signatures on petitions to allow Republican presidential candidates’ names to be placed on the March 6 primary ballot.
A sticky issue in Virginia? Not really. Rules are rules for everyone involved and for whatever reason(s) candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry failed to meet the rules requiring the 10,000 signatures of qualified voters.
They didn’t, and that should be the end of the story, but it appears that it’s not.
Just where the story will end, no one can say for a fact that this is the end or the end will be something other.
Calls have come from hither and yon, that the rules need to be changed. Other calls ring out that the rules have been established, should be met and not be changed.
Attorney Ken Cuccinelli was for change last Saturday, but flip-flopped and declared Sunday that he would not support efforts to make such changes for the 2012 presidential election.
Does that open the door for changes in 1214?
Rules are rules established for specific reasons.
If change were so easily forthcoming, why then, would not a motorist charged with speeding plead for changes in the rules?
The same could go for more heinous crimes, don’t you think?