Framing the Dialogue

True American Hero – Sheriff Joe Arpaio

 What do you call a man who;

  • Has over four decades serving the public in law enforcement,
  • Is responsible for over 10,000 inmates in his prison system,
  • Doesn’t coddle prisoners and has over 2,ooo housed in an outdoor tent city to keep costs down,
  • Doesn’t coddle prisoners and has forbid pornography, smoking, and coffee and restricts TV watching,
  • Offers the cheapest meals in the jails costing an average of 15 cents a meal and are only served twice daily to cut costs,
  • Requires inmates to work and provide labor to the community,
  • Stopped giving salt and pepper to inmates saving $20,000 a year for taxpayers,
  • Provides all inmates with pink garments to wear to reduce their theft,
  • Started posting photographs in details for all arrests on a website that averages just under a million hits a day,
  • Has the only accredited high school program so that inmates can get their degrees,
  • Has created an anti-substance abuse program for inmates,
  • Has created a volunteer posse of over 3,000 members to help with law enforcement,

Most of us would call him the America’s Toughest Sheriff.  It is probably coincidental that Arpaio has been a very visible critic of the federal government’s anemic enforcement of immigration laws and the fact that the left, Obama White House, and the Justice Department, however seem to consider him a criminal worthy of investigating;

“Justice Department officials in Washington have issued a rare threat to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he does not cooperate with their investigation of whether he discriminates against Hispanics…The standoff comes just weeks after the Justice Department sued Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer (R) because of the state’s new immigration law, heightening tensions over the issue ahead of November’s midterm elections. The renewed debate has focused attention on Arpaio, a former D.C. police officer who runs a 3,800-employee department, and a state at the epicenter of the controversy over the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants.”

Here are some quotes from the Sheriff regarding his fight with illegal aliens and the federal government;

“There’s a rumor that they’re going to block our jails down the street.  You know what? They’re not going to block our jails. They’re going into the jail if they block our jail. I’m not going to succumb to these demonstrators keeping law enforcement from booking people in our jail. So we may have to take some action.” [regarding protesters’ plans to block his jails]

“After people do their time and we have them deported, if [ICE doesn’t] accept many of those people who are going to be deported, the only alternative is that they may be released on the street.  So let’s see what the federal government does. I know they’re not happy with this new law. They’re not happy with me, because I had 100 deputies trained by Homeland Security, trained to work on the streets and function as federal officers, but they took that away when the new administration took office.”

“But a lot of them are moving out. I’d like to take a little credit for that, because they’re accusing me of breaking up families, they’re accusing me because people don’t want to go to church, they don’t want to go to school because they worry about the sheriff coming in and arresting people that are here illegally.  Consequently many people have moved out. Of course they don’t all go to Mexico. They go to the sanctuary state called California and other states where they don’t care about illegal immigration. But many of them are moving out, moving back to their home country. That’s great. Now let [them] get the proper paperwork and come into this country legally.” [On the effects of his enforcement causing illegals to move away from his county]

“We’re bigger than all counties put together. We’ve locked up 40,000 people. Why doesn’t he come to Maricopa County to talk to the sheriff that he himself doesn’t like?” [on Obama’s plan to visit another county in Arizona]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a True American hero because he stands up for what he believes in no matter the consequences.  It was reported recently that Mexican drug cartels placed a $1 million price tag on his head.  Hopefully the Justice Department and the FBI will put more effort in that investigation than trying to bring him down.  Maybe there will be another “beer summit” at the White House…

“Now I do realize that he did invite the Cambridge police sergeant in Massachusetts who arrested the college professor, and racial profiling was thrown in there. So he invited both of them to the White House [for the so-called beer summit]. They had a little beer.  So why doesn’t he invite me to the White House? I’m accused of racial profiling and I have all those years experience. Why doesn’t he invite me to the White House? We’ll have a little wine and throw a little basketball. I’m from Springfield [Mass., birthplace of basketball] so I think I’ll beat him. But I’m not holding my breath.”

There is not a PC bone in his body.  Go Joe!

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