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Neal Barton's POV

'Clean up your own mess'

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POSTED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:07pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:36pm

The United States Department of Justice and Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona have been at each others throats for years now.

The sticking point--- Sheriff Joe is against illegal immigrants coming into in our country--- imagine that. He has looked up the word illegal and knows what it means. The Obama justice department seems to not have a lot of problem with illegals.

They have have accused Sheriff Arpaio of racial profiling.

The sheriff makes a good point that most illegals look like folks from Mexico, so that is who they stop and question.

Makes sense.

The Justice Department also says Sheriff Joe's deputies are mean to people they stop and question and call them bad names.

Sheriff Joe says it ain't so.

More back and forth.

The DOJ finally says we'll leave you alone down there in the state and county in which you were elected if you'll let us send a federal overseer to basically spy on you.

Sheriff Joe says no.

I mean do you run your department or not?

I moderated a Smith Country forum last night, and one thing that kept coming up over and over again is that once someone is elected by the people, you can't tell them what to do.

The people will make that choice at the ballot box next time.

What this administration is trying to do is do an end run on someone they don't like and shut them up.

I would not want someone to spy on me and tell me what to do either.

Sheriff Arpaio's final word about the subject is to Attorney General Eric Holder who is pushing all this.

"Clean your own house, Eric Holder, before you come trying to clean mine,"

That makes sense to me.What about you?

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com.

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HEHEHEHEHE....Sheila the idea that a bafoon like you would even read the story where it states I moderated a Smith Country forum last night, and one thing that kept coming up over and over again is that once someone is elected by the people, you can't tell them what to do, that is printed above is laughable. You're such a bafoon.

I do not care who the elected official or government official is, if they are violating any citizens constitutional or civil rights no matter what political party they support or what color of skin they have or how wealthy or poor they are should be punished for any and all violations of any citizens constitutional or civil rights and the punishment should be severe!!!!!!

Sheriff Joe is a good man and he is trying to do what is right. I agree. The DOJ should stay out of his business and worry about their own mess they are creating. The DOJ knows nothing about justice.

Like all bureaucrats an overseer would not be there to see what's going on, he/she would be there to punish. They'll find something wrong even if they'd have tomake one up.

The DOJ finally says we'll leave you alone down there in the state and county in which you were elected if you'll let us send a federal overseer to basically spy on you.
Sheriff Joe says no.(POV)
WHAT DOES JOE HAVE TO HIDE? IF HE IS NOT VIOLATING THE CIVIL LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS OF Mexican/American U.S. CITIZENS THEN HE HAS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT

Sheriff Joe is like a lot of us who are doing nothing wrong and do NOT like the idea of the federal govt thinking it needs to tell us how to conduct ourselves, period!!
Let hOlder and obama come clean on Fast&Furious and they might have some credibility to say to a law enforcement officer "let us observe".

I moderated a Smith Country forum last night, and one thing that kept coming up over and over again is that once someone is elected by the people, you can't tell them what to do.

DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT MY SHERIFF CAN DO WHAT EVER HE/SHE WANTS INCLUDING VIOLATE MY CIVIL RIGHTS OR ANY LAW HE/SHE WANTS AND THERE IS NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION? I think Joe and the Republicans have it wrong....they are not ABOVE THE LAW.

Hehehehe...the idea that Don would be allowed to moderate a forum is laughable. What forum was that Don, the halfway house honors society? You're such a bafoon.

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