Sunday, November 24, 2013
From the Desk of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
(Surely this Patriot Deserves Our Support - he has been harassed by the Obama Gang for four years now. And frankly Bush's Justice department wasn't much better to him. - His heroic investigation of Obama's fake birth certificate places him in my HEROES column.
I need your help.
Let me lay it out for you. I continue to be under attack by Barack Obama's federal government.
Two years ago, the Obama Justice Department sued me for so-called "civil rights" violations which turned out to be purely politically motivated, based on the timing of their lawsuit. Filed just months before the election, it was a blatant attempt on their part to influence my re-election as Sheriff.
But I won with your support.
Then, just two months after I was re-elected after being targeted by the media and millions of dollars in outside special interest groups, a recall campaign was launched against me.
But I beat them with your support.
Then, in the middle of the recall effort a federal judge claimed that my office engaged in racial profiling while we were enforcing illegal immigration laws. My office was following the guidelines that were laid out to us by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Yet, I'm the one they pin the "racial profiling" label on.
That same judge has now ordered a "federal monitor" to oversee the actions of my office. This is an egregious attempt by the federal government to take over my office and keep me from doing the job I was elected to do.
Shortly after that judge's ruling, another federal judge ruled that we can no longer detain illegal immigrants that pay a coyote, or professional smuggler, to sneak them across our borders! You see, Arizona passed a law years ago that made human smuggling a crime. Yet, in every other instance, paying someone to break the law for you means that you too are guilty of a crime. But now, a federal judge is saying local law enforcement has no power to detain these criminals.
Do you see a pattern here? The federal government is going out of their way to tie the hands of my office and my deputies to enforce the law - and take over the office of a constitutionally elected Sheriff! This is unacceptable and it is why we are appealing these rulings. We'll go all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to. This aggression will not stand.
But you know how pervasive and aggressive the federal government can be, especially under Barack Obama's Justice Department.
Maricopa County in Arizonahas been the gateway into the United States for illegal immigrants, human smuggling, drug-trafficking and illegal weapons for years now. But I'm the bad guy for trying to stop it?
That's why I need your immediate support today. Will you stand with me by following this link and making an instant online contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more?
I am sure this is not the end of it. They'll keep coming after me until I completely surrender. That's not going to happen. I'm going to continue doing the job I was elected to do, and the job the people want me to do.
I've spent 50 years in law enforcement, including as a top official with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration around the world, and 21 years as Sheriff. I'm not about to back down to a bunch of political threats from a federal government that is simply out of control.
Between the federal government harassing me, radical activists protesting and burning me in effigy, and the numerous death threats against me and my family, it would be easy to surrender in this fight, retire from office and go away. But I won't do that.
I'm going to keep fighting for what I know is right. I took an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution and I will keep that oath until my last breath.
But I need your help. You've been such a strong supporter that I must ask for your help again.
Will you show your immediate support and stand with me by following this link and making an instant online contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more?
I have already filed the necessary paperwork to run for another term - much to the angst and consternation of my political opponents. They would just rather see me worn down and defeated but they have no idea how much more fight I have left in me.
But I cannot do it alone.
Will you please make a contribution to "Elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio" today? Your help and support will give me the resources I need to stand and fight against these groups that wish to see me go away.
And, a new law was recently passed here in Arizona that raises the contribution limits for my campaign. Those new limits are now $5,000 per person, which covers the primary and general election cycles. I know that's a lot, so any amount you can give today, $500, $250, $100, $50 or even $35, is greatly appreciated.
Please click here to make a contribution today. I would be forever grateful if you would continue supporting my efforts and send a signal to my political opponents that I'm not done fighting just yet!
Thank you for everything you have done. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona
P.S. Please don't delete this email. It's clear there is a pattern here that shows the federal government is coming after me. They don't want me to expose their hypocrisy in enforcing illegal immigration laws and it doesn't fit their political agenda. I'm up against the most powerful government in the world and I need your help today! Thank you.
P.P.S. We must get the word out about this. Please do me one more favor after making a contribution please forward this email to at least five of your friends or family members who share our values in upholding the Rule of Law! Again, I thank you for your support.