Over the past several years, two top cops have been center stage in the media. Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation’s top cop and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the county’s top cop. Most of the media has centered around Holder’s lawsuits against Arpaio for racial profiling against Hispanics.
Sadly, most of the nation has heard little to nothing about Arpaio’s investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Social Security Number and Selective Service Registration Card. The Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse has uncovered substantial evidence to indicate that all three of these documents are forgeries and that the presentation of them to the general public constitutes fraud. Citing Section 1 of Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Arpaio has called for a congressional investigation into Obama’s eligibility. Unfortunately, no one in Congress has the backbone or fortitude to initiate their responsibility to Arpaio’s request and the American people.
But they just may get a chance to hear about it during the Republican National Convention. Sheriff Joe has been asked to speak to a closed group of delegates from western states on August 30 at the zoo in Tampa. The topic of his talk has not been disclosed but I sure wish I had the privilege to be there to hear what he says. I would also like to know how much or how little the national media will cover his talk.
Some of you may wonder what qualifications Arpaio has, other than his controversy with Obama and Holder, to warrant his being asked to speak at a political convention. Here is a little bit about his background that I hope will answer your questions and make you wish you were there also.
Joseph M. Arpaio is a first generation American, born to two legal immigrants from Italy. After serving 4 years in the Army, Arpaio worked as a police office in Washington D.C. from 1954 to 1957. In 1957, he moved to Las Vegas to work with their police department. Six months after arriving in Las Vegas, Arpaio became a special agent with what is now the Drug Enforcement Administration. He worked 25 years with the DEA in Argentina, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. and eventually became chief of the DEA branch in Arizona. In 1992, he successfully ran for Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona and has been re-elected in the next four elections.
Although he turned 80 in June of this year, Arpaio is running for another term as sheriff and promises to remain as tough and true to the law and the citizens of Maricopa County as he always has been. He is committed to stand his legal ground regardless of the threats to him personally from the Mexican drug cartels (they have placed a $4 million bounty on Arpaio) or from Holder and his DOJ thugs.
Also during his time in Arizona, Joe Arpaio has served as a delegate from the state of Arizona to past Republican National Conventions. He is a staunch member of the GOP and for the conservative values it stands for.
So not only is he well qualified as a former GOP delegate, he is also well qualified as someone who has worked in various aspects of law enforcement for the past 56 years. Now don’t you wish you were one of the lucky ones that have been invited to hear him speak in Tampa? All I can say, is “Lookout Tampa, Here Comes Sheriff Joe!