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Arizona Sheriff: 'Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy'
CNS News ^ | 08/02/2010 | Penny Starr

Posted on 08/02/2010 7:52:15 AM PDT by safetysign

Pinal County (Ariz.) 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.

The sheriff was referring to the law suits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Department of Justice challenging the state’s new immigration law.

“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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; court; illegals; law; spartansixdelta
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To: bert

No question about it. . .


51 posted on 08/02/2010 10:43:56 AM PDT by cricket (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - where are you. . .)
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To: svcw
As a woman I really resent that you use that term to describe the president. .-)

I thought he was making an analogy in referring to the feline animal that can be very reticent in behavior. What do you think he meant?

52 posted on 08/02/2010 10:50:10 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Westbrook

Agree

“..’Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy”

I don’t believe THIS government is ours. I believe OUR government has been hijacked just like the Democrat party was hijacked a number of years ago by the same Leftist radicals, and thugs in a quest for power and wealth.

I believe what is happening to be one helluva major sting operation by criminals under the guise of Leftist political ideology using liberal, and radical idiots so easily manipulated for their purpose.


53 posted on 08/02/2010 10:50:41 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty; pookie18

54 posted on 08/02/2010 11:19:28 AM PDT by IPWGOP
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To: The Sons of Liberty

More here about Sheriff Babeu and Sheriff Dever —> www.bordersheriffs.com


55 posted on 08/02/2010 11:22:50 AM PDT by el_chupacabra (Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K)
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To: lormand

Mega dittos from Rwanda


56 posted on 08/02/2010 11:24:08 AM PDT by theoldmarine (can you say SARAPHOBIA)
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To: IPWGOP
Thanks...added (both) for L8R in the week!


57 posted on 08/02/2010 11:36:22 AM PDT by pookie18 (Palin/Cheney '12)
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To: Chickensoup
This is one of the most heartbreaking and true headlines posted in years.

Up until now, I have simply read stories about what is happening there, and I admit it, I haven't been TOO much into it. I hadn't been able to get a feel for how LEO felt about the issue. This article makes it perfectly clear. You are right, this is just flippin TRAGIC. An American Law Enforcement Officer who has not just been abandonded, but is being VICTIMIZED by the federal government.

You know, I am one of those who generally rolls his eyes and laughs (sorry) at the "separatists" in the conservative movement. Perhaps if I had not been so busy rolling them, my eyes would have seen more clearly. I am not laughing now.

This is so sad.

58 posted on 08/02/2010 12:20:26 PM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Our government no longer represents us or our interests.

And 80%+ of them will get re-elected.

So what are you going to do?


59 posted on 08/02/2010 12:27:02 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Chickensoup

I endorse all you’ve stated here, including trials and executions, and heads on pikes.

It is my reasoned conviction that we will look back in a few years (how many, ???) and identify the attack on Arizona by the Federal Government as the opening “shot” of the Second American Revolution.

This will not stand.


60 posted on 08/02/2010 12:53:53 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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To: Psalm 144

Yes. Always remember that there is no “Government” that is a monolith. It is made up of individual human beings who pull their pants on one leg at a time just like you and me. It seems that a horrific percentage of those people must be bought and paid for by the cartels - far more than the mafia used to buy government. But if it were true, the truth would out. The truth will do that.


61 posted on 08/02/2010 1:03:57 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

>Obama’s administration sold out the police departments of the United States. Now is the time to take our police forces back and have them protect the people and not the administration.<

This is why the Office of the Sheriff is so Important. They are constitutional Officers who have the ability to do as they see fit. They are not beholden upon any politicians or unions unless they themselves want it so.
They are elected and can be held accountable unlike Police Chiefs or Commissioners.

Also they are the absolute authority in their county and can secure it even against the federal government if they choose to. A strong moral Sheriff is a powerful entity and is our best weapon against corruption and our first line of defense against tyranny.

Educate people about it, hell you may have to even educate some sheriff’s .. but the power is theirs to protect the citizens of their county from this already.


62 posted on 08/02/2010 1:05:55 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

>A few months ago, my then-10 year-old daughter confided in me quietly that she couldn’t bring herself to call Obama the “P” word. <

Her and me both. I have such a hard time calling that usurper that word.
Your 10 year old daughter has more common sense than 99% of congress!


63 posted on 08/02/2010 1:08:10 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Arcy
Our government is too big, too expensive, too intrusive, too controlling.

American society is so heavily controlled, monitored, regulated now, folks don't even recognize freedom even if it slapped’em upside the head.

Few speak about constitutional values and principles, the majority think they are out of their minds.

This is because Americans have lost a large part of their freedoms over the last couple of decades.

This no longer a government of the people, for the people.

We now live under tyranny. An oligarchy of people drunk on power and money.

American citizens foolishly think we elect our leaders by casting a ballot when in reality, the election is largely decided before the ballots are cast.

The tree of liberty is thirsty.

64 posted on 08/02/2010 1:49:14 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: happygrl

It will stand. None of you are going to do jack.


65 posted on 08/02/2010 1:51:32 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Chickensoup
Callers to local talk radio in the Phoenix area are proposing that Arizona create a false border one mile within the USA border and build a wall. Then let The One patrol "his" own border... as if.

Meanwhile, at the Arizona border, treat the invasion like what it is - one country invading a sovereign nation, with orders to react likewise.

66 posted on 08/02/2010 1:53:14 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Outland

We need troops in D.C. to clean up our government and chase the commies out.

All in due time, my friend. It is surely coming!
In my mind’s eye, I clearly see the day when it will indeed be necessary to move our communist DICKtator Obama from office by force!


67 posted on 08/02/2010 1:56:48 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Run Sarah, run!)
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To: Outland

We need troops in D.C. to clean up our government and chase the commies out.

All in due time, my friend. It is surely coming!
In my mind’s eye, I clearly see the day when it will indeed be necessary to move our communist DICKtator Obama from office by force!


68 posted on 08/02/2010 1:57:01 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Run Sarah, run!)
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To: Outland

We need troops in D.C. to clean up our government and chase the commies out.

All in due time, my friend. It is surely coming!
In my mind’s eye, I clearly see the day when it will indeed be necessary to move our communist DICKtator Obama from office by force!


69 posted on 08/02/2010 1:57:05 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Run Sarah, run!)
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To: a real Sheila

A military coup would be a REALLY bad thing.
Better that we settle this at the ballot box and the soap box,

and if it becomes necessary to reach for the cartridge box,
the military standing down would be the best thing in the long run, letting the people take care of the problem.


70 posted on 08/02/2010 1:59:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: 1035rep

November can’t get here soon enough......

Unfortunately, I no longer believe in the power of the ballot box. Although I DO believe that more than enough legitimate votes WILL be cast against the dems, I have no faith that the voting system will work. THere will be voter fraud on a grand scale. AFter all, what really matters is WHO COUNTS the votes!


71 posted on 08/02/2010 2:00:33 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Run Sarah, run!)
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To: a real Sheila

Yes, when you hear of Princess Pelosi making comments like, “I’m not nervous at all!” you have to wonder if the fix isn’t already in. And we’ll get to see her “O” face again after all the votes are counted... and recounted... and recounted... until they win.


72 posted on 08/02/2010 2:09:23 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Munz

Barak Obama is not my President, I am sorry to say. I second your daugther.


73 posted on 08/02/2010 3:00:54 PM PDT by Biggirl (AZ Is DOING THE JOB The Feds Should Be Doing, ENFORCING The Southern Border! =^..^=)
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To: MrB

But sadly it may end up coming to that, if thare is ANY FUNNY BUSINESS in the upcoming mid-term.


74 posted on 08/02/2010 3:03:26 PM PDT by Biggirl (AZ Is DOING THE JOB The Feds Should Be Doing, ENFORCING The Southern Border! =^..^=)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The sad thing is, the Government has been our enemy for many, many, years. Only recently has the majority of people woke up to this fact, caused by the tipping point that is known as Barack Hussein Obama and his minions.


75 posted on 08/02/2010 3:06:39 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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Where will we draw the line?

When will we say enough??

What will finally provoke spontaneous direction action???

76 posted on 08/02/2010 3:15:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I wholeheartedly concur with Sheriff Babeu.....the government continues on this path and all hell will break out before the 2012 presidential elections.....not going to be pretty or clean, bet. =.=


77 posted on 08/02/2010 4:08:52 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Westbrook
Our government looks and acts like a Star Wars bar scene.

Beg to differ... Our current government makes a "Star Wars bar scene" look much like the signing of The Declaration of Independence...

the infowarrior

78 posted on 08/02/2010 4:14:17 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: ponygirl

Sounds like an interesting option. What is the general opinion about it? Who will protect the landowners in the one mile zone?


79 posted on 08/02/2010 4:31:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup (I am absolutely done. I am a conservative libertarian.)
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To: ponygirl

Sounds like an interesting option. What is the general opinion about it? Who will protect the landowners in the one mile zone?


80 posted on 08/02/2010 4:31:40 PM PDT by Chickensoup (I am absolutely done. I am a conservative libertarian.)
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To: happygrl

It is my reasoned conviction that we will look back in a few years (how many, ???) and identify the attack on Arizona by the Federal Government as the opening “shot” of the Second American Revolution.

This will not stand.

This is sad but true. The government cannot continue along this path,


81 posted on 08/02/2010 4:35:10 PM PDT by Chickensoup (I am absolutely done. I am a conservative libertarian.)
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To: SharpRightTurn
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82 posted on 08/02/2010 5:23:07 PM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: blam

Very good idea. There ought to a massive convoy of truckers, motorcyclists, folks in r.v.’s, minivans, etc. heading into Arizona from all over the U.S. Show our support for our fellow Americans now under siege from foreign criminals who the feds have no interest in stopping.

I’m from Pennsylvania. I visited the Tucson area in 2000. When I signed for a rental car, the agent, seeing that I was from the other side of the country, warned me to be careful, that the area had the highest incidence of drivers running red lights of any place in the U.S. I was perplexed. Why would this be so? Americans where I was from respect traffic laws generally. Why would Tucson be any different? Then, as I drove around and saw all the Mexican license plates, I understood what she was talking about. Blatant lack of regard for our laws by people who were only visitors here. Yet they acted like they owned the place. Things must be even worse now.


83 posted on 08/02/2010 5:27:51 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: happygrl
I think Obama care is going to be the battleground. It is law, but the people are about to shove it back up Obamas azz.

What will happen is defunding in congress. And then Obamma will take it to court to force funding. Its going to get nastier than ever. While this is going on, SS will be going belly up. And as SS goes belly up, Obamma will be sending billions to other countries for charity.

Nothing but UGLY on the horizon. We dont have an American president and it shows.

84 posted on 08/03/2010 2:57:49 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: dalebert

He is wrong, the Rats have been the enemies of America since Woodrow Wilson.


85 posted on 08/03/2010 5:50:10 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Satan is a Democrat and Obama is his minion.)
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To: MrB

Disagree. Compared to what we have in DC, a military coup, prosecution and punishment of those that have thwarted the Constitution, and wiping the slate clean for a new and legitimate election would be a breath of free air.


86 posted on 08/03/2010 9:26:09 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I am talking the feds as they are today..democrats


87 posted on 08/03/2010 11:37:30 AM PDT by dalebert
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