Richard Mack, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Chairman: “Does a federal judge have any authority or jurisdiction to control an elected official in our state or any other state? The answer is an unambiguous NO! In my landmark case SCOTUS said that the states are not subject to “federal direction.” Thus, federal judges being federal cannot direct state officials The complaint filed against Joe had no business being in federal court.
If Joe had done this very minor offense he was accused of, it did not qualify as a federal case. The Judges did not understand who elected officials answer to and believed far too much in their own importance and power. The judges in Arpaio’s case should have declined to hear it. Furthermore, his attorneys never challenged jurisdiction until it was way too late. Again, federal judges cannot tell sheriffs how to do their jobs.
Coincidentally, I have been through a federal checkpoint on I-10 outside El Paso, where all motorists are stopped, detained, and asked if they are citizens of the USA. Did Joe really do anything differently? I would submit that the border checkpoints (not at the border) are more intrusive than anything Arpaio ever dreamed of doing. Could you imagine what would have happened to him if he had set up checkpoints asking all citizens to prove their citizenship!?!?
Most importantly, federal judges across this country are committing the most egregious crimes imaginable. They sentence innocent people to prison, they deny bail to numerous arrestees and then deny speedy trials. Juries are manipulated and exculpatory evidence for defendants is thrown out. Witnesses for the defense are threatened and intimidated, and the trials are extremely one sided. In Arpaio’s case, the judge denied him a jury trial.
Read the Sixth Amendment, it says in all criminal prosecutions, did you catch that word? ALL criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy a speedy and public trial with an impartial jury! So I ask; who broke the law here, Arpaio or the judges? These judges are the worst criminals; they destroy families, imprison innocents, and trample America’s Foundation. They put federal bureaucracies ahead of the Constitution, the Pursuit of Happiness, and personal liberty. I blame them, not Arpaio! America is in peril and it is precisely the result of federal bureaucracies and federal judges!”