Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu may be referring specifically to the federal government's reaction to and attitudes about illegal immigration, but that's really not as far as it goes. Like King George III of England, the current POTUS (who has delusions of competence) and his cronies have done much, much more than most of us realize in usurping our personal and national God-given freedoms.
Let's start with immigration, shall we?
In refusing to enforce current immigration laws, almost all of which parallel Arizona's laws, the current administration and its lackeys have abdicated responsibility for the welfare of the nation--in its security from attack, in its economic welfare, and in its actual physical health. Illegals in this country commit a disproportionate amount of crime, collect a disproportionate amount of taxpayer funded welfare programs (and by that, I mean no illegal is entitled to any dollar amount spent on them in any form, whether that is through welfare, education, or health care), and are not subjected to the same requirements as legal immigrants with regards to carrying contagious diseases like drug-resistant TB into our country.
This abdication of responsibility led directly to Arizona passing a law with an overwhelming majority that makes federal immigration law and state immigration law the same. By that, I mean Arizona made it a state crime to commit the federal crime of jumping the border without waiting in line.
And, pretty much as soon as Arizona passed the law, Dear Leader and his AG declared that they'd bring a lawsuit against the state that dared uphold national law. Which brings us to
--He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
--He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
Not long afterward, a federal judge in Arizona struck the heart out of the law, disallowing Arizona law enforcement to check the immigration status of those investigated for other crimes. I don't know about you, but I know that if I were to be pulled over for, say, not wearing my seatbelt and the cop finds out that I left my driver's license in my other purse (or pants, like a friend of mine did), I'll be ticketed at the least (my friend, who looked like a drug dealer at the time of the stop, and lived in a rather suspicious looking apartment complex, was arrested) for not having legal ID on me. According to that judge, Mexicans don't have the same burden of proof.
Then again, she's in the direct pay of Dear Leader. If she hadn't ruled like she had (even though she was probably eager to), she might have lost her bench:
--He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
Let's move from immigration law violations to others. Somehow, somewhere, Dear Leader decided it was his right and duty to nominate and hire "czars" to help him carry out his abuses against the American people. We have a Pay Czar, a Car Czar, a Green Jobs Czar, a Health Czar, and many others, which have no authority under the constitution, any more than Dear Leader had to appoint them:
--He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
Worst in my opinion is his insistence that, like Canada and Britain, we must socialize a huge portion of our economy, because healthcare is a basic human right.
Mr. President, we are neither Canadians nor Britons, and their socialized medicine plans failed. Miserably:
--He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
And in with this, we discover that, not only is your plan going to cost more than the federal deficit currently is, it's going to have to have taxes added up front to build up enough funds to make imposing Obamacare/mandatory Medicaid possible.
And that doesn't even count the hidden taxes that is the cap and trade legislation that the lame duck congress will likely force through once the November elections have made the American public's displeasure known:
--For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:We have discussed this at every stage, in every way we can think of. We've posted YouTube videos. We've organized against the socialization of our nation. We've marched on Washington, D.C. itself, totally overshadowing in numbers similar left-wing protests. Has the Federal Government listened? Quite the contrary:
--In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.Unlike what many think, Washington D.C. and the federal government haven't failed. They have accomplished much of what they intended, and are working on the rest. If anything, that is what will lead to a second revolution (or civil war, whichever you'd prefer to call it):
...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.I hope that it doesn't come by blood and strife, like the first Revolution did, but I'm fast losing that hope as the Federal government keeps refusing to listen to those who placed it where it is.
Pray for our country. Pray hard. We need it.