'Soft Revolutions'

Ann Kane
When I think of hard revolutions, of a dictator taking over a country, I think of bloodshed in the streets, imprisonment of dissenters, and leftist militia doing the bidding of the dictator.

When I think of soft revolutions, I think of hundreds of destructive governmental policy changes taking place simultaneously, but no out-and-out killing in the streets.

Progressives systematically flout the laws in a country until the only rule of law is to "get over before you go under."  They show their contempt for laws by ignoring them, or worse, breaking them.

Barack Obama's sweeping policy changes along with legislative victories have ripened the country for the next step in his soft revolution: a quiet recruitment of a police force willing to accompany those who threaten, intimidate, and otherwise chill the conservative majority of Americans into submission.

Police Chiefs
from cities across the U.S. are banding together with the president in opposition to Arizona's enforcement of laws against illegal aliens.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joined other law enforcement leaders in Washington on Wednesday to slam Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, saying it could cripple police work and drive a wedge between officers and the communities they are trying to protect.

Beck has emerged as a leading critic of a new law that will make it a state crime to be in Arizona illegally and will require police to check suspects for immigration paperwork.

If I were Chief Beck, I would be more concerned about the increase in illegal aliens ending up in Los Angeles after being chased out of Arizona. 

Events in the news support the logical conclusion that the president intends to use local police agencies to enforce his decrees.  Two weeks ago, the D.C. police escorted the 500 strong SEIU thugs to the private residence of a Bank of America official in nearby Maryland.  Local police protecting antagonistic protestors in a neighboring jurisdiction against a private citizen reeks of a police state.

In another action, an L.A. judge dismissed a lawsuit last week against a sheriff who released an illegal alien from jail back in 2008, and didn't turn him over to immigration authorities.  Instead, the illegal alien went on to murder a seventeen year old rising football star.

Shaw's family alleged in their suit that because of an agreement allowing local agencies to enforce federal immigration law, the Sheriff's Department was liable for Shaw's death.

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In dismissing the suit Wednesday, Judge Charles F. Palmer found that the federal-local partnership did not mean the sheriff had a "mandatory duty" to transfer illegal immigrants after they completed their sentences.

Well, if the sheriff wasn't obligated to turn the murderer over for deportation, then who was?  Simple, the feds. 

And this brings us full circle to why Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona used her power to enforce state laws regarding illegal aliens.  It also shows us why the president is drawing police chiefs into his cadre of lawbreakers. 

When I think of hard revolutions, of a dictator taking over a country, I think of bloodshed in the streets, imprisonment of dissenters, and leftist militia doing the bidding of the dictator.

When I think of soft revolutions, I think of hundreds of destructive governmental policy changes taking place simultaneously, but no out-and-out killing in the streets.

Progressives systematically flout the laws in a country until the only rule of law is to "get over before you go under."  They show their contempt for laws by ignoring them, or worse, breaking them.

Barack Obama's sweeping policy changes along with legislative victories have ripened the country for the next step in his soft revolution: a quiet recruitment of a police force willing to accompany those who threaten, intimidate, and otherwise chill the conservative majority of Americans into submission.

Police Chiefs
from cities across the U.S. are banding together with the president in opposition to Arizona's enforcement of laws against illegal aliens.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joined other law enforcement leaders in Washington on Wednesday to slam Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, saying it could cripple police work and drive a wedge between officers and the communities they are trying to protect.

Beck has emerged as a leading critic of a new law that will make it a state crime to be in Arizona illegally and will require police to check suspects for immigration paperwork.

If I were Chief Beck, I would be more concerned about the increase in illegal aliens ending up in Los Angeles after being chased out of Arizona. 

Events in the news support the logical conclusion that the president intends to use local police agencies to enforce his decrees.  Two weeks ago, the D.C. police escorted the 500 strong SEIU thugs to the private residence of a Bank of America official in nearby Maryland.  Local police protecting antagonistic protestors in a neighboring jurisdiction against a private citizen reeks of a police state.

In another action, an L.A. judge dismissed a lawsuit last week against a sheriff who released an illegal alien from jail back in 2008, and didn't turn him over to immigration authorities.  Instead, the illegal alien went on to murder a seventeen year old rising football star.

Shaw's family alleged in their suit that because of an agreement allowing local agencies to enforce federal immigration law, the Sheriff's Department was liable for Shaw's death.

[snip]

In dismissing the suit Wednesday, Judge Charles F. Palmer found that the federal-local partnership did not mean the sheriff had a "mandatory duty" to transfer illegal immigrants after they completed their sentences.

Well, if the sheriff wasn't obligated to turn the murderer over for deportation, then who was?  Simple, the feds. 

And this brings us full circle to why Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona used her power to enforce state laws regarding illegal aliens.  It also shows us why the president is drawing police chiefs into his cadre of lawbreakers.