The message here: LOSE McCAIN – Elect J.D. HAYWORTH – ReElect Sheriff Joe ARPAIO!
Thursday, 11 February 2010
SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO
MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA 85730
On January 16,2010, more than 10.000 protesters marched on my jails to oppose mv enforcement of state and federal immieration laws.
Protesters brawled with and assaulted police. Demonstrators dressed in all black and wearing hoods to conceal their identity, threw bottles filled with rocks and attacked officers including a mounted officer and her horse. The mob then surrounded her and hit the horse with sticks.
The masked protesters screamed profanities and called for my assassination carrying signs that read “Assassinate Arpaio” and other violent messages – some so profane, I won’t bother repeating them here. That’s right. A group of so-called “human rights activists” predictably turned violent during their march on my jails to oppose my enforcing the laws of this state and our country’s laws to combat illegal immigration and human smugglers.
Besides the typical cast of open-borders activists and anti-Arpaio politicians, it now appears that the Hollywood Left is trying to get in on the act. This group of radical protesters was led by singer Linda Ronstadt.
Just what bnd of “human rights activists” publicly call for the assassination of an elected official- or the assassination of anyone for that matter? Who are these people? They’re anger and vitriol is clearly misdirected at me. If they don’t like the-raws of this state or the federal government’s policy on illegal immigration, then they need to work with their legislators to change the law. The biggest problem they have in taking that approach is that the citizens of the United States don’t want the laws changed and they certainly don’t support amnesty for those who break the law.
What they want is a Sheriff who will look the other way, be silent and allow the facade to continue, while ignoring the laws of our land. That, I promise, will never happen.
Maybe they’re painting the bulls-eye on my back because I am the only law enforcement official in this state enforcing all the laws that our federal and state legislatures put in place to combat illegal immigration and human smuggling.
This violent protest was just the latest in a series of political stunts aimed at getting me to back down from enforcing the law. From the showboating of the Rev. Al Sharpton who came to Phoenix paid for by left-wing groups to stir up support for the amnesty movement; to the shamefully-staged congressional hearings orchestrated by.open-borders politicians that have lied about my officers and their conduct.
Just last month, the U.S. Justice Department established a “Sheriff Joe Arpaio Hotline” for the sole purpose of soliciting people (so-called victims) to call and report so-called injustices and wrongdoings that my deputies are allegedly conducting. This is a blatant and transparent demonstration of the hollow shell of the Justice Department’s non-existent case against me. Further. it clearly shows the level of ouuight fraud on their part to bring baseless allegations against the very deputies that THEY THEMSELVES trained to atTest illegal aliens.
Shortly before that the Obama White House, through the Justice Department and Homeland Security Department under Janet Napolitano, took away my authority to make street arrests and detain illegal immigrants and human smugglers. I have defied that outrageous and irresponsible federal policy because it does nothing but tie the hands of law enforcement officers all across the country.
Since then, we have continued crime suppression operations in accordance with the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of Arizona. My office, in this short time span, has arrested 150 felony smugglers and caused the deportation of over 1.800 illegal aliens. This brings to a total of illegal aliens captured and deported to almost 35,000 in the last two years. This represents almost one-third of the total arrests and deportations in the entire United States; and more than all of the other 64 local law enforcement agencies combined.
The only reason they are doing this is to stop me from enforcing the laws of this state and our country.
Why? Why would they try to prevent me from anesting those who are breaking the law? It all comes down to AMNESTY. They want to so badly weaken laws against illegal immigration that they can establish automatic citizenship for those who cross our borders illegally. This is clearly supported by big business that thrives on cheap labor while American citizens go without jobs.
The rabid, open-borders crowd has gone completely berserk. In the last two years, I’ve been sued, picketed, had my life threatened, been burned in effigy, been beheaded in effigy.
But no matter what they come at me with, I’m not going to back down one inch. I took an oath of office to preserve and protect the constitutions of the United States and the State of Arizona. I will never relent. And I’m not going to surrender.
These left-wing groups and their allies in the media need to know just how strong the support is among law-abiding people like you for me and my policies. They are mounting an all out effort to remove me as Sheriff. including the latest talk of a recall campaign.
In fact. these extreme illegal-immigration apologists have now recruited one of their own to wage a political campaign against me. A candidate recently filed the necessary paperwork to run against me apparently because (as he says in his press release announcing his candidacy) that I have “turned away from crime prevention.” If that’s the case, then why has the crime rate dropped by 20%? Do you think it has anything to do with my office arresting and detaining more than 35,000 illegal aliens since 2007?
(Incidentally, the assistant secretary for the Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agency just informed the public that 69% of the illegal aliens my office turns over to federal law enforcement have been convicted of “serious felonv offenses. drug trafficking, assaults, rape.”)
So, now the REAL battle begins.
After almost fifty years in law enforcement, twenty five years as a federal law enforcement official with the US Justice Department and eighteen years as the elected Sheriff, I’ll have to begin preparing for the toughest re-election campaign of my life. The Hollywood Left, the Obama Administration, radical open-borders activists, politicians and every other extreme left-wing group out there that demands amnesty for those that break the law will stop at nothing to remove me from office.
Will you please stand with me and help me fight this fight? I desperately need your help now. My election has been targeted as the frontline in the battle to end illegal immigration. Pro-illegal immigration big business factions know that if rank and file police agencies across the United States start enforcing immigration laws, the well of illegal cheap labor that takes jobs from millions of unemployed Americans will dry up. Our economy has never been worse. We must win this battle.
Whether you live in Maricopa County or not, please understand that my efforts to stop the flow of illegal immigrants in this county affect your community as well. Maricopa County has become the premiere location for human smugglers to place illegal aliens in “drop houses” before they are picked up and sent elsewhere in our state or our country.
Please join me in this fight and support my campaign by sending a contribution payable to “Re-Elect Joe Arpaio 2012” for $410 (the maximum), $300, $200, $100, $50 or whatever you can afford today. I desperately need your help now more than ever before.
I have enclosed a contribution card and envelope for your use. I cannot thank you enough for your much-
needed support and hope you will join me in this fight and support my efforts.
I pledge to you that I will not stop doing my duty of enforcing all the laws of this county, this state and our
country. Politics and special interests cannot be aloud to destroy our nation.
The fight starts now. Please help me. I pledge to you that I will never stop the fight. Thank you for
your much-needed support.
/s/ Sheriff Joe Arpaio
PS. Please don’t set this letter aside. It is imperative that I have the necessary resources to defend myself and my office from these outrageous attacks and politically-charged investigations. I must have a strong re-election war-chest to face my opponents. Your support today is urgently needed and appreciated! Thank you!
PP.S. Be sure to include your occupation and employer on the contribution card. Maricopa County law requires that we make our best effort to collect this information for reporting purposes. And we cannot accept corporate contributions – personal checks only please. Thanks again with all my heart!