Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quote Of The Week

"It doesn't bother me, because we are going to do the same thing,"..."I am the elected sheriff. I don't take orders from the federal government."

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

SURPRISE, Ariz. — An Arizona sheriff known for cracking down on people who are in the country illegally launched a crime and immigration sweep in northwestern metro Phoenix on Friday, a half day after officials in Washington limited his powers to make federal immigration arrests.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose sweeps have led to allegations of racial profiling, said the rebuff from Washington won't stop him. He said he can still arrest immigrants under a state smuggling law and a federal law that gives all local police agencies more limited power to detain suspected illegal immigrants.


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It's about time we have someone in the country willing to not only crack down on the illegal immigration problem but also is willing to ignore the Obama administration's effort to completely gut the protection of our borders.

It will be interesting to follow this story and see where it goes.

9 comments:

dmarks said...

I'm not big on the whole thing against illegal aliens (as most of them are here to work, and they end up getting jobs because they are better at them).

But they are here illegally, and Sheriff Joe is addressing that crime.

Chuck said...

Dmarks, I am not in anyway against immigration or Hispanics in general. In fact just the opposite, I have considerable respect for the Hispanic community. I deal with them a lot in my work. While no race can be stereotyped, they do as a whole have more of a tendancy to be family oriented and generally good and hard working people.

My issue is with illegal immigration. It is not only illegal, the people that work also use our schools, hospitals and other resources without helping pay for them (taxes). They are quite literally killing states like California.

Always On Watch said...

This sheriff is an American hero.

Chuck, you rightly point out the following:

It is not only illegal, the people that work also use our schools, hospitals and other resources without helping pay for them (taxes).

Northern Virginia is groaning under the load!

MK said...

If i'm not mistaken your founding fathers thought of a mad federal government and put in a way out for the individual states to cut themselves off from the Feds. Perhaps it's time Conservative states started telling obama and his ilk to keep on walking by cos you ain't buying.

Chuck said...

AOW, we are far from the southern border here in West Michigan and we are feeling a bit of a pinch

MK, you are right and we are heading that way.

LomaAlta said...

Sheriff Joe is a hero. And illegal aliens are responsible for most of the felony crimes in Arizona and most of the Southwest.

Also, they are a major political threat to the survival of freedom in the US. If Obama is successful with amnesty that will seal the Democrat party dominance and make America a one party state. Tyranny always follows a one party state.

Chuck, I have a new comment on your previous Meet the Homeless post, please check out this disease there. It is caused most often by alcholol and is a mental illness. Alcohol as a cause, not a symptom of mental illness.

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Thanks.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I am afraid they will find a way to stop him. He is a hero, but I think he needs to be very vigilant about his back. I would not put anything past them. He is in their way, and they will silence and stop him.
The immigrant thing goes back to the fact that we are all immigrants, however, the vast majority of us came here legally, got jobs, paid taxes and learned the language. We became a part of and built the society that we all enjoy today. Illegals have no intention of becoming a part of who our country is. They are here to get what they can get and milk every resource dry. If they had any other intentions, they would be coming through the front door rather than busting down our back doors to gain entry.

Chuck said...

LomaAlta, agreed. Illegal immigration is killing us.

I saw your reply on the other post, thanks for the link

Gramma, agreed. As I have said,my issue is with illegals. We simply need to lock down the border.

shoprat said...

Maybe this guy should go for the top job in 12