The Arpaio Pardon And The Demographics Of Maricopa County
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Power Line blog's Paul Mirengoff had already said that he thought President Trump's pardon of Maricopa County (ex-)Sheriff Joe Arpaio was, on balance, justified.  Sheriff Joe, as he's known to immigration-sanity patriots, had been convicted of criminal contempt of court for violating Federal District Judge G. Murray Snow's order against the sheriff's enforcement techniques regarding illegal aliens.  (Snow had ruled that Arpaio was in civil contempt and recommended to Obama's Justice Department that Arpaio be tried for criminal contempt.  This was done in a bench trial before Federal District Judge Susan Bolton.)

Subsequently, Mirengoff has presented the contents of an email he received from constitutional-law professor Ron Rotunda that gives many more details of Judge Snow's behavior in the initial case.  They strike me as damning, but you should read them for yourself: Did Joe Arpaio Receive A Fair Hearing From An Unbiased Judge? [August 29, 2017]

Sheriff Joe lost his bid for re-election last November.  So here I'd like to call attention to a pithy and insightful remark at Mirengoff's piece from commenter "Hatfield McCoy" [snort!]:

I know it's [inconvenient] to bring this up but Arpaio won 4 elections in a row in his county. Apparently as the demographics changed in the county that whole "enforce the law" thingy got less popular. Looking at your future America........
"Demographics," eh?  The late Sam Francis would surely have agreed with Hatfield McCoy.  Here's something Francis wrote in 1994:
The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people, nor is there any reason to believe that the civilization can be successfully transmitted to a different people. If the people or race who created and sustained the civilization of the West should die, then the civilization also will die. A merely cultural consciousness, then, that emphasizes only social and cultural factors as the roots of our civilization is not enough, because a merely cultural consciousness will not by itself conserve the race and people that were necessary for the creation of the culture and who remain necessary for its survival. We need not only to understand the role of race in creating our civilization but also to incorporate that understanding in our defense of our civilization. Until we do so, we can expect only to keep on losing the war we are in.
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