The NC Republican Women Federated have been working hard to bring Sheriff Richard Mack to speak in Nevada County. Today The Union ran a piece on the 18oct13 affair to be held in the GV Vets Hall. Sheriff Mack is the founder of the nation’s constitutional sheriffs movement and a celebrated public servant to most conservatives. You can find out more about the man’s thinking on his website here.
As predictable as the sunrise, our designated reader sent me a copy of the first of what promises to be many hyper-ventilations by the local Left to somehow diminish the scheduled speaking engagement, or preferably to ban it altogether. The big insult to these open-minded progressives is that Sheriff Mack will be introduced by our own elected Sheriff Keith Royal. Now isn’t that an outrage if I ever heard of one?
As pointed out regularly in these pages, it is always the looney Left that wants to proscribe anyone and everyone who doesn’t agree with their message. Why is that so one-sided? I’d be quite happy to have them invite Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, Maxine Waters, Rev Sharpton, Rev Jackson, Rev Wright, Bill Ayers, …, hell, even Harry Belafonte up here to speak. I would definitely be in the audience to hear what they had to say.
[18sep13 update] Apropos to the asymmetry pointed out above, the comment stream to this post is also illustrative. In there we see the notion of selective enforcement of laws taken up. Our progressive commenters are all in a lather about the intentions of certain local sheriffs to enforce only laws, regulations, mandates, etc they consider constitutional or have a proper legal basis. These commenters treat this notion as if it was invented yesterday by the so-called ‘constitutional sheriffs’, and as if it has not been long practiced by all governmental executive offices during the history of our republic.
Today’s egregious end-runs by POTUS and various state governors of their respective legislatures that has raised hue and cry across the land does not even come up on their radar. That Obama publicly stated he will constructively legislate through his agencies and bureaus (both criminal and regulatory) does not concern these worthies one whit. And that the President has already brought untold misery in job destruction and economic malaise nationwide is not their concern as he has promised to continue this policy for the remainder of his term.
Reading these commenters and their lines of argument is truly an education in the study of our polarization and the widening gulf that divides us.