Originally published here on this day in 2013
It was not too long ago that the radical left was insistent that State law enforcement officers had no authority to enforce Federal law. Of course, the only issue was that the radical left did not want State officers enforcing immigration law. And it was not a matter of Constitutional principle, but mere political expediency. The ends justifying the means, as all Marxists believe.
But all has changed. Suddenly enforcing Federal law is now the primary responsibility of State and local law enforcement.
Washington Times March 27, 2013 by Paul Bedard
Supporters of the 380 sheriffs in 15 states who so far have vowed to defy new state and federal gun control laws claim that legislation is starting to pop up around the nation to fire any state elected or appointed law enforcement official who doesn't obey federal orders.
The first effort emerged in Texas. Legislation proposed by Dallas Democratic Rep. Yvonne Davis would remove any sheriff or law enforcement officer who refuses to enforce state or federal laws.
What's more, it would remove any elected or appointed law enforcement officer for simply stating or signing any document stating that they will not obey federal orders.
A gun lobbyist told Secrets, "Beware because once something like this is introduced in one state, it will be followed very quickly in several other states."
So, the State of Arizona can't enforce immigration law because of Federal primacy, but State law enforcement officers can be dragooned into serving at the orders of any Federal bureaucrat. Essentially every local law enforcement officer would serve at the pleasure of the President. So much for separation of powers or federalism. It would be a unitary executive that leftists said they feared in Jorge Bush.
And to the Rainbow Confederates and gun nut MLK wannabees, Representative Davis is, of course, black. We can see her motivation. She finds any push back against attacks on the Constitution and the rights held by Americans by white sheriffs and other law enforcement leaders to be disrespectful of Barack Hussein Obama and a defiance of Black Run America. More evidence, as if it were needed, that only whites support the Constitution and the rights it protects.