Friday, February 20, 2009

SoJournours Wants to Take on the Sheriff

I get activist updates from various leftist organizations. SoJo has to be my hands-down favorite (although Americans United is often funnier). I like to take their "suggested letters" and make my own unique voice heard. Here's a link to their latest efforts decrying the sheriff of Maricopa County AZ for his enforcement of our border laws.'s my letter:

Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Dear Attorney General Holder,

As a person of faith, I am very impressed by the law
enforcement tactics used on a regular basis by Sheriff Joe
Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. In his search for
undocumented immigrants, he has honored the rights of legal U.S.
residents. Numerous accounts from eyewitnesses and media reports
show an unfailing diligence on the part of Sheriff Arpaio and
his deputies in keeping our border secure, thus protecting the
legal citizenry's (both natural born and legal immigrant) civil rights.

Arpaio calls himself "America's toughest sheriff"; however, his
practices of actually enforcing the law make him one of the
kindest and most compassionate law-officers to those who are
law-abiding citizens. As a result of his rigorous enforcement of
our legal code, his county has more than 40,000 outstanding
felony warrants. These are people that might slip back and forth
over our borders were he not diligent in tracking them down.

I believe that the 287(g) partnership between Maricopa County
and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be emulated
in all border areas, and any federal funding for Arpaio's
operations increased across the board. I also believe the
Department of Justice should launch an initiative to make his
successful border security programs available to all
law-enforcement entities across the border with Mexico.


Chris Larimer
XXX Xxxxxx Ave
Xxxxxxx, XX XXXXX


Stan said...

As a resident of said Maricopa County, I appreciate the letter. It was fun to play with. While people who call themselves "people of faith" (a completely generic, meaningless term) and Hispanic activists cry "Foul!", most of Maricopa County cheers him on (as evidenced by the fact that he keeps getting re-elected).

Doug Hagler said...

Heh. You're my antimatter (or perhaps I'm yours)