By Wyatt Earp | August 3, 2010
There is just something different about Arizona sheriffs. Maybe it is because they are dealing with a modern-day version of the Old West, where everyone has a gun, everyone is breaking the law, and only the strongest of lawmen can survive. For most of us, it is 2010. For them, it is Tombstone circa 1881.
These folks are just tougher than the rest of us. They are also the types of people you do not want to piss off. Sadly, that is what the federal government is doing them on a continual basis. Now the sheriffs are fighting back.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is hopping mad at the federal government. Babeu told CNSNews.com that rather than help law enforcement in Arizona stop the hundreds of thousands of people who come into the United States illegally, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.
“What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay out of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then, behind that, they drag us into court with the ACLU,” Babeu said.
“So who has partnered with the ACLU?” Babeu said in a telephone interview with CNSNews.com. “It’s the president and (Attorney General) Eric Holder himself. And that’s simply outrageous.”
Is he wrong? Instead of going to war against the illegals and the drug cartels, the administration has decided to pick a fight with one of its own border states. Change!
“Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help,” Babeu said.
Instead of help, the Obama administration is giving Arizona a big Frak You enchilada. Of course, Rhode Island is enforcing Arizona’s policy, but the president isn’t suing them. I wonder why?