After watching the clownish antics of Sheriff David Clarke in Milwaukee, I am very glad to be in Dane County where we have a Sheriff who cares about the rule of law and actually doing his job!
Sheriff Clarke in Milwaukee is at it again.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. recently announced that he had been named the "sheriff of the year" for 2013 by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.
Clarke put out a press release saying he was "both honored and humbled" by the award, which will be given out at a convention later this month.
What the sheriff doesn't disclose, however, is anything about the little-known group behind the award.
Perhaps with good reason.
Founded in 2011, the sheriffs association is the brainchild of Richard Mack, a former Arizona lawman who says he wants to organize sheriffs who understand their primary duty is to protect local citizens from the tyranny of the federal government.
His association, he says, will be "the army to set our nation free" -- albeit a non-violent army, he adds.
"The greatest threat we face today is not terrorists; it is our own federal government," Mack says on his personal website. "If America is conquered or ruined it will be from within, not a foreign enemy."
In a 15-minute chat this week, Mack -- or "Sheriff Mack," as he prefers to be called -- reaffirmed these sentiments and went even further. He voiced his support for states to nullify federal laws they deem unconstitutional. He also called the U.S. government "universally corrupt."
In other words, Mack's group is not your typical trade association.
The Southern Poverty Law Center-- an Alabama-based nonprofit that tracks hate groups -- has accused Mack of espousing "radical-right" views and trying to create a "nation of county sheriffs who believe the government is the enemy." Mack's group got some media attention when it compiled a list for more than 400 sheriffs who vowed not to enforce President Barack Obama's gun control measures.
How cute, a sheriff happily accepting an award from a hate group. Sheriff Clarke must be so proud. That would look very well next to a John Birch "Man of the Year" award and the Joseph McCarthy Advancing Democracy Award!
Milwaukee, it is time to end the circus and elect someone who actually wants to be the Sheriff of Milwaukee!
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