Friday, December 16, 2011

Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights

Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights
PHOENIX (AP) – The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints.
The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release, is a result of the U.S. Justice Department’s three-year investigation of Arpaio’s office amid complaints of racial profiling and a culture of bias at the agency’s top level.

The Justice Department’s conclusions in the civil probe mark the federal government’s harshest rebuke of a national political fixture who has risen to prominence for his immigration crackdowns and became coveted endorsement among candidates in the GOP presidential field.
Apart from the civil rights probe, a federal grand jury also has been investigating Arpaio’s office on criminal abuse-of-power allegations since at least December 2009 and is specifically examining the investigative work of the sheriff’s anti-public corruption squad.
Full Story Here:
APNewsBreak: Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights
PhotobucketSheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a man that I have great respect for. He is a man of integrity and he is doing the job that the slugs in the Federal government won’t do. He is enforcing the LAW!
If I were in a position to go back to work I believe I would be moving to Maricopa County so I could work with Sheriff Joe, I think our styles would compliment each other well.

Athens Texas Threathened By Law Suit from “Freedom From Religion Foundation”.

Posted on by    TexasBrady  
Nativity Scene in Athens, Texas

Athens, Texas We are just a couple of weeks from Christmas, for  many, Christmas is the season for celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, for others it is just another day on the calendar and for our children, it is the day which old St. Nick slides down the chimney and delivers gifts for all of the children. Also, it is time for families to gather and just be together, swapping stories, and loving each others company, eating, and watching the Dallas Cowboys and giving thanks to our Lord and Savior for what he did for us.

However, there are a scant few who live for nothing more than attempting to destroy anything that relates to Christmas or Christ, in other words the atheist of the world. It does not matter to them who THEY MIGHT OFFEND or the children they may confuse with their beliefs; they just want to draw attention to themselves; my blogging friend has told me not to write a word about them at all,  as all it does is give them credibility. Well I was going to do that, but I have to speak out on this ENEMY OF GOD.  

What is the issue, you ask.  The issue is the City of Athens, Henderson County has a Nativity Scene that has been set up across the street from the Court House. The nativity scene has been a staple of Athens for years and has been enjoyed by many. During which time, there has not been an issue until now.  A complaint was lodged against the Nativity Scene.  The complaint was not from anyone in Texas, but by a Atheist group that calls themselves the “freedom from religion foundation”, from the State of Wisconsin, yeppers, from Wisconsin.  ffrf indicated they received an anonymous  letter from a ffrf member in Athens who complained.  So they intervened.

Well to Mr. or Mrs or Ms, apparently your beliefs are weak and you are gutless, because you do not have the INTESTINAL FORTITUDE to come forward and identify yourself.  If the Nativity offends you that much, come forward and identify yourself.  I would respect you if you publically took a stand for what you believe in, but you are hiding behind the skirts of an atheist organization, for that you get no respect from me.   It does not make one bit of sense to me, however I am a Christian, and I believe in ALL that the freedom from religion foundation is against and stands for.  

As you have read the ffrf and people with like beliefs, do not believe in a “GOD”, or a creator; so they want to shove their beliefs down the throats of all Christian’s and force Henderson County to remove the Nativity scene from across the street of the Henderson County Courthouse.  Well I would be a little harsher in my response to the ffrf, but I will keep those remarks to myself.

As I said, I believe in God, I believe that we were created in the image of God, just as the bible said in Genius 1:26, period.  Now IF, we were not created by a supreme being as alleged by the some atheists, then how in the hell were we created?  Some contend we were once monkeys, or some type of primate. (I know that ain’t true, because I hate bannas)  I will counter with the way it is, we were created by GOD, and nobody will convince me otherwise. 

The difference is I do not go around suing atheist because they are infringing on my rights to believe as I do; and by filing the lawsuit against Henderson County, the ffrf is offending me. By suing Athens to have them remove the Nativity scene, ffrf is infringing on the citizens right to have the Nativity scene. This issue is simple to solve; those who did not want to see the Nativity Scene, take another route, don’t look at it, better yet, move to Afghanistan, you will fit in perfectly.
What is interesting is, the freedom from religion foundation is suing Henderson County because of the Nativity scene, because they believe the separation of church and state has been violated. 

One logical question that one might ask someone; not necessarily the ffrf, but someone with those same beliefs is the following. “If you are who you say you are, a non-believer in God,  and anything dealing with God offends you,  then why do you do business with or for that matter accept the currency that is issued by the United States of America? Do you get where I am going with this?

The modern motto of the United States of America, as established in a 1956 law signed by President Dwight D Eisenhower is In God We Trust. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is the motto for currency (but not as a National motto) first appeared on United States coins in 1864. “In God We Trust”, however I would gather would be a statement contrary to the belief’s of all atheist’s.