My question is this: If there isn't any credence to the left-wing's demonizing and entrapment of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then why would billionaire progressive George Soros spend millions of dollars on anti-Arpaio campaigns and pledge millions more to defeat the toughest U.S. sheriff's re-election?
Consider just a couple of the orchestrated efforts by the Obama administration and Soros-funded organizations:
--In January 2010, 60 influential black leaders condemned Sheriff Arpaio in an ad sponsored by the Center for Community Change (an organization supported by more than $1.7 million from Soros in 2010 alone).
--In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice accused Sheriff Arpaio of civil rights violations, discrimination and racial profiling against Latinos.
--In January 2012, Obama appointed another new czar as the director of his Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Munoz, who previously served on three heavily funded Soros organizations' boards: his Open Society Institute, the Center for Community Change (mentioned above) and, most recently, the open-border lobbyist group that fights for mass immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens, the National Council of La Raza (an organization supported by at least $362,000 from Soros in 2010 alone).
--In February 2012, Janet Murguia, the National Council of La Raza's president and CEO, officially demanded that "Arpaio step down immediately" and resign as sheriff of Maricopa County.
Do you think those Obama-Soros intertwined connections and workings are coincidental?
The Obama administration and far-left progressive agents like Soros are persecuting Sheriff Arpaio because he won't turn a blind eye to tens of thousands of illegal aliens flooding into America. And their underhanded and intimidating message is being played and replayed by their MSM minions for every other U.S. sheriff and freedom-loving American: (SET ITAL) Don't you (even as law enforcement) dare to stand up against illegal immigration, the Obama administration and the rest of the left-wing establishment, or we will bully and demonize you as discriminatory and racist. (END ITAL)
In the end, with civil rights as their front, the greatest tragedy of the Obama-Soros tag-team is that they not only further extend the tentacles of the federal government and a European style of socialism but also dismantle and strip the power from America's county sheriffs. Like states' 10th Amendment rights, every aspect of local law enforcement is being usurped by the federal government.
Let me offer a reminder from one of our Founding Fathers, Samuel Adams, whose spirit still speaks to every sheriff and freedom-loving American: When it comes to any overreaching power from sea to shining sea, "let us remember that if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it."
My wife, Gena, and I are big supporters of sheriffs and all other local law enforcement, as well as other federal and state officials, including highway and border officials and, of course, Texas Rangers. I wear my honorary Texas Ranger badge and title proudly! And Gena actually served as a correctional corporal and reserve deputy sheriff in California before we were married. Her list of duties and responsibilities was extensive, and she wore her badge with great honor.
We consider Sheriff Don Sowell in our own county to be among the best in the Lone Star State. He is a personal friend to us and a formidable foe to riffraff in our county, as are most sheriffs across our great country.
Ride on, American sheriffs! Ride on!
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