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pmconusa
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Hypocrisy

On Friday, President Trump pardoned Joe Arpayo, an Arizona Sheriff. He pardoned him, not for breaking the law, but for violating a federal court order preventing Arpayo from enforcing federal law by what is deemed “racial profiling”. In this case singling out Hispanics to determine if they were in the country illegally and hence subject to deportation. There is nothing in the law against being in the country illegally that relates to race. However, in the case of the southwest, there is valid evidence that Hispanics predominate the cadre of people in this country illegally. Just as there is valid evidence that a disproportionate number of violent crimes are committed by African Americans. Therefore, if you had probable cause to suspect a person was in the country illegally, who would you confront? The vast majority of Hispanics who might be stopped and questioned as to their legal right to be in the country would not hesitate to present proof of that fact and be on their way and not complain that the government was not doing their job.
On the question of jurisdiction, Arpayo as a sworn law enforcement officer has a sworn obligation to uphold the Constitution and a legal right to enforce its laws. Federal law does not distinguish between the confrontation and arrest of people breaking the law, only the jurisdiction of those who are to prosecute them. Under the Constitution, the only lawbreakers that come under its jurisdiction are those who commit crimes not directly related to the States in which it was committed but the crime itself against the country or those committed by citizens outside the jurisdiction of the States. These are counterfeiting of the currency, crimes on the high seas and treason against the United States. Many more have been added, unconstitutionally, such as bank robbery, kidnapping and financial crimes such as extortion and fraud. The Sherman Anti-Trust laws were an unconstitutional usurpation by the federal government on the workings of a free market.
Having said all this, the government itself is practicing a similar action that is strictly prohibited by the Constitution and that is illegal search and seizure by the Transportation Safety Administration’s assumption that every airline passenger and crew member intends to blow up the aircraft on which they are travelling. No one complains and charges the government for this illegal search because to do so would most likely get you arrested if you refused their invasion of your person or your luggage. Granted, there is a high probability you would not be charged and if charged would be acquitted but, no one wants to miss their flight and take any chances of beating a charge which by that time might include resisting arrest.
That all of these searches and restrictions on items which can be carried on board an aircraft are not foolproof, as the authority itself finds out when they test the system. It has had the government’s desired effect and that is to grow itself by immediately absorbing hundreds of thousands of workers who were initially hired by the airlines.
All Arpayo was doing was not wasting time by stopping everyone, an action directly opposite of that of our own government.

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Maybe I'm dense, but I gotta

Maybe I'm dense, but I gotta read your stuff twice to get the point.

I think you are saying the US government is hypocritical by not profiling airline passengers. They are not, because the totalitarians who run the TSA are the same totalitarians who attempted to stifle Arpaio (<-- note correct spelling of name).

When I write I go back and delete unnecessary words. You put great stuff up here, but it could be succinct-er. I did that with this reply and cut it in half.

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Knucklehead. What I said was

Knucklehead. What I said was Arpayo did not violate the law of illegal search and seizure but the government has. Arpayo did not search the suspected illegal aliens he only asked for evidence of their ability to be in the country illegally. The TSA subjects you to search by x=ray or fluoroscope or wands you and removes from your possession items they claim can be used to bring down and aircraft, like more than 3 ounces of toothpaste, bottled soft drinks or forks or knives made of something other than plastic.

What the government will not tell you is that less than three ounces of C4, the explosive of choice, can probably be wrapped in saran wrap, and disguised as a bar of soap and totally escape detection.

I think the real reason the so-called terrorists have stopped trying to bring down aircraft is they are running out of people they can convince to commit suicide for the cause when they can steal a van, mow people down on the streets and get away without being caught. I do not recall the Barcelona van driver being caught and after a day or two on the loose will probably never be.

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Only on AMG do you have a

Only on AMG do you have a supposed constitutional enthusiast advocate for the police stopping people based on race, and another clown stating that the totalitarians are the ones OPPOSED to a law enforcement officer detaining someone based on looks, or a hunch.

You can't make this level of stupidity or willful ignorance up.

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Unfortunately there is hardly

Unfortunately there is hardly anywhere left where you do not find people willing to demonstrate they have lost the ability to think. It is not surprising since the public education system is now under the control of the Progressives. They now wear their ignorance as a badge of honor.

Matt
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I had a hunch you were

I had a hunch you were stubborn and ignorant, but now I'm pretty sure you are, simply, stupid.

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It appears Matt has the

It appears Matt has the ability to think !

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Bruce, I'll agree with

Bruce, I'll agree with "think" but balk at the ability to reason logically.

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I was responding solely to pm

I was responding solely to pm..... post about thinking,he as t"Revelator of truth" did not
mention reasoning.

Bruce Libby
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I was responding solely to pm

delete

pmconusa
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Matt; Webster has several

Matt; Webster has several definitions of stupid; in a stupor, lacing normal intelligence or, dull and boring. If I am all of that after earning a masters degree from the University of Missouri and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where I also taught, what does that make you?

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OMG; the hydraulics contest

OMG; the hydraulics contest steps up to the next level!

Next thing you know, age will be cited as a factor, or the number of books read, or the number of phone letters written.

Melvin Udall
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Oh wait. We have Mutt and

Oh wait. We have Mutt and Hesper to bring it back to the "mine is bigger than yours" level.

So why not settle it now? Mutt, yours IS bigger than Hesper's isn't it?

C'mon....open wide and show us!

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I don't know about Hesper,

I don't know about Hesper, but it's just as big as pmcon's. And mine came in the post-abacus age.

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I believe it was Abraham

I believe it was Abraham Lincoln who was credited with the saying,"remain silent and only be thought a fool, open your mouth and you remove all doubt". It is bad enough to say it, but to put it in writing.

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