In this time of uncertainty and chaos, take a quick moment to reflect that not all has faded to black, and not all good has been eradicated from the world of the living.
I just wish that Sheriff Joe was just a decade or two younger at this point, and could rise to national prominence and power in a way that would make the great Bull Connor look upon us with pride from up above.
He tried to warn us, you know.
But we wouldn’t listen.
President Donald Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday evening, citing his record of service to his country.
“Arpaio’s life and career, which began at the age of 18 when he enlisted in the military after the outbreak of the Korean War, exemplifies selfless public service,” read a statement from the White House.
The Arizona sheriff, now 85-years-old, is considered a hero among supporters of immigration enforcement. Arpaio served in the Army before becoming a police officer in Washington DC and Las Vegas and a special agent in the DEA. He became the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona in 1992.
“After more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon,” the statement concluded.
Arpaio was convicted in July 2017 for violating a federal judge’s order to not detain suspected illegal immigrants. He faced up to six months in jail for the conviction and possible fines.
It’s quite telling that we have representatives of our government willing to see an octogenarian rot in prison for the sole crime of keeping his tiny little portion of the country safe from Hispanic refuse.
McCancer I can understand, for he’s probably just jealous that the Sheriff was a man of honor and bravery that didn’t have to resort to snitching on his own comrades to Asiatic savages, and I guess Top Cuck Flake’s tears make sense as well.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 26, 2017
Regarding the Arpaio pardon, I would have preferred that the President honor the judicial process and let it take its course.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) August 26, 2017
But all the others?
Just remember their names and faces, and make sure that they eventually find themselves on a treason list at some point in the future.
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) August 26, 2017
What a disgrace. https://t.co/L2jtcTZnRB
— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) August 26, 2017
With his pardon pen, POTUS reveals his own contempt for our Constitution, our courts, and our founding principles of equality and justice.
— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) August 26, 2017