Justice is Done! Trump Pardons Sheriff Arpaio

President Trump pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Arizona lawman facing six months imprisonment and a fine. Sheriff Arpaio’s ‘crime’ was apparently not complying with a court order by U. S. District Judge Susan Bolton, a Clinton appointee also responsible for blocking much of Arizona’s  SB1070 from being enacted in 2010.You’ll remember that SB1070 essentially mandated that  police were allowed  to determine the immigration status of someone arrested or detained when there is “reasonable suspicion” they were not in the U.S. legally.

The Supreme Court later upheld the main provision on the law, which simply matches U.S. immigration law allowing in law enforcement to request identification and papers verifying someone’s legal status to be in America when they are detained or arrested.

But various lawfare suits and injunctions as well as the Obama Administration’s continued battling SB1070 and similar laws in court led to delays in enforcement.

What was at issue were contempt charges for  allegedly ‘profiling’ Latinos  regarding their immigration status after Sheriff Arpaio was ordered to essentially ignore the law. This was a witch-hunt set up by the Obama administration after a number of attempts to charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the past were unsuccessful.

Another factor was Sheriff Arpaio’s request for a jury trial, which was denied by Judge Bolton, a violation of due process. What we had here was yet another case of the  Obama administration attempting to use a friendly, partisan judge to punish a political opponent for simply enforcing the law.

As always, former President Barack Hussein Obama and his justice department obeyed the laws they felt like obeying and broke the ones they didn’t with impunity.

President Trump, to his credit overturned a major miscarriage of justice by giving Sheriff Arpaio a full pardon.

Needless to say, the Left and their allies condemned this out of hand in particularly crazy fashion.

The always amusing Maxine Waters showed once again why she’s the mayor of CrazyTown:

I’m not surprised Trump pardoned racial profiler Arpaio. White Nationalists, KKK, & Duke celebrated Trump’s election b/c he is one of them!

ABC did an entire panel on why Trump pardoning Sheriff Arpaio is a sign of mental illness.

And of course, Arizona Senator John McCain, his helper monkey Senator Jeff Flake and Paul Ryan weighed in.

Here’s McCain’s little homily:

“No one is above the law and the individuals entrusted with the privilege of being sworn law officers should always seek to be beyond reproach in their commitment to fairly enforcing the laws they swore to uphold. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders. The President has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.”

Actually, Sheriff Arpaio was never ‘found guilty’ of anything. A partisan judge decided the she felt he was in contempt and sentenced him. There was no jury and thus no legal trial.

Senator Flake made a similar point, saying:

But speaking of respecting the law, answer me this; have Senators McCain, Flake and Rep-. Ryan ever respected our laws on immigration? Or have they constantly fought against those laws and advocated open borders and amnesty? I think we know the answers to that one.

Not only that, but think back to the actual felons and career criminals pardoned by President Clinton and President Obama. In Obama’s case, that included FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera.. And in effect giving pardons fro material aid to terrorism, a felony, to the heads of CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders by having his Justice Department file motions of disinclination to prosecute.

Tell me, do you remember John McCain or Paul Ryan talking then about respect for the rule of law? When President Obama illegally altered ObamaCare, something only congress has the authority to do, did they squawk at all? Of course not.

In the case of McCain and Ryan, aside from press attention their motivation is obvious. McCain’s chief financial backer is UniVision, the Spanish Language network. in Ryan’s case, the dairy farmers and other businesses in his district absolutely love the continuing flow of chief labor and donate accordingly to him. And Flake likely has his own motivations.

Fortunately, Jeff Flake’s seat comes up for grabs next year, and Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Sen. Flake for the U. S. Senate seat he currently holds. Dr. Ward released the following statement in response to the presidential pardon of Sheriff Joe, and it is a vastly different message from what has been expressed by Flake and McCain:

“We applaud the President for exercising his pardon authority to counter the assault on Sheriff Arpaio’s heroic efforts to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.”

She’s well known in Arizona, having served two terms in the Senate and already has support from top line talk radio personalities like Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham as well as a supporting tweet from President Trump, who is enormously popular in the grand Canyon State.

So we’ll see….

Rob Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By: Mike McDaniel   The First Amendment to the Constitution reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

For your edification, gentle readers, here is what that amendment, in part, means:

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Democrats Place Bounty on Trump Agenda, GOP Leadership Aims to Collect

 

Unified Patriots by Vassarbushmills

If you stop to consider the profile of James Hodgkison there is more there there than first imagined. I’m sure when the media covered the various Occupy events in 2011-2012, no one noticed the few 50+ to 60+ year old men wedged in between all the snowflakes and sonnenkinder. He was not crazy, any more than an Islamic suicide bomber is crazy. But he did decide, as the Cheyenne would say, it was a “good day to die” leaving himself open to return fire, and no avenue of retreat. He used a 1950’s era Soviet/Chinese mainline infantry assault weapon, designed to hit a target from 100-200 yards, yet tried to gun down men from around a hundred feet. From longer range, better concealment and some target training, he could have squeezed off one-two rounds in less than ten seconds, hit two targets, disposed of the gun, and walked to his van, and been back in a YMCA taking a shower before local police could have cordoned off the area. He could have, as the training manual reads, “lived to fight another day.”

Unless an autopsy shows he was dying of cancer, we may never know why he chose to die so stupidly. But we are all thankful that he was such a lousy shot.

Still, he sent a clear signal about who the Left has placed its bounty on. And maybe even more importantly, who it has not.

When it was revealed that Hodgkison carried a target list in his pocket listing only GOP Liberty Caucus members, it made Speaker Paul Ryan’s words about family morph into something less universal, since he and his leadership weren’t targets after all. In certain circles that’s a big deal.

Whatever invisible line of demarcation that separated Donald Trump, his voters, and the members of Congress who are in sympathy with the promises he made to the American people during the campaign, the majority of the GOP were assured they are on the other side of that line. A safe zone, so to speak.

Personally I’ve become cynical about any and everything the GOP establishment says it believes…about any and everything. including family. But on the narrow issue of political violence, I’ve concluded that all that really distinguishes the GOP and the Democrat Left is the level of cynicism about the role of leftwing hate speech which seems to incite this violence. The Dems decries it 100%, but also incites it 100%, denies it 100%, each, according to Ann Coulter, predictable 100% of the time. Nothing new there. On the other hand, the GOP establishment also decries it, only finds it at least tolerable compared to losing that handshake across the aisle.

It does seem Hodgkison acted alone. And as long as the Left is the author of hate speech, and the GOP is not too forceful about planting the finger of blame on the noses of their “family” across the aisle for fomenting it, and only the politicians who say what they mean and mean what they say, are found in the cross hairs of that violence, it creates a situation that while regrettable, can still lead to that damned carbuncle on the political class’ collective ass being removed.

I have never believed that God hates any of His children. But He does hate things. And I do believe that high among those things are hypocrisy, especially when His name in invoked, as are all things moral. Such as “family.” Any mention of any commonly-held morality involves an invocation of God.

So then, I believe that God hates craven cowardice more than the thoughts and deeds spawned by pure Evil and done by men and women raised on a steady diet of hate, avarice and envy; i.e, dogs behaving according to their nature, as dogs.

How can the people convey to the GOP that we will not long tolerate this cowardice, and we will never tolerate their throwing down our president, as accessories before, during or after the fact?

How long can these cowards tread water?

 

Donald Trump: The Resistance Strikes 2

By: Mike McDaniel    Gentle readers: I know this didn’t happen mere hours ago, but I’m not a news outlet, so I normally wait a day or two to try to gather more complete information before commenting on such things. I’m sure you understand…

Some may be making the mistake of thinking “The Resistance” is just another vacuous Democrat slogan like “Hope and Change” or “Better Together,” or even “Malaise.   “Surely,” they think, “this will fade quietly away, just like all the rest when they outlive their usefulness.” Unfortunately, that’s not the way things are trending. Legal Insurrection reports on the latest progressive media broadside:

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A Friendly–For Now–Letter To Congressional Republicans

By: Mike McDaniel    

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

Groucho Marx 

Republican politics is the art of begging voters to give you complete political power to accomplish wonders, getting it, and then ignoring the bastards.”

Mike McDaniel

Dear Congressional Republicans: This is it–the last chance for our constitutional republic. The relatively few remaining Americans living in what we can still, with some degree of accuracy, call “America,” have given control of most state legislatures, the governorships of most states, the House, the Senate and the Presidency to you. It is not an accident. They know it too, or at least, they sense it. We’re living either the last days of the republic, or the unstoppable beginning of the People’s Democratic Republic of New Mexieuroportlandislamafornia.

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