For the last six years, this administration has been using threats, extortion, bribery, and other unethical means to enforce its unconstitutional fiats. Their latest is aimed at sheriffs.
Sheriffs throughout the country received a memo from DHS chief Jeh Johnson that is being looked at as a threat.
Johnson warned sheriffs if the Congress doesn’t go along with amnesty and fully fund DHS, they will not receive the federal grants they are counting on.
This is why federal control over everything is a bad idea. They will eventually use force.
This is how the administration operated over the faux government shutdown.
They closed off all monuments and federal attractions and pretended it was because of a “Republican” shutdown of government. They held back military salaries and threatened the income of seniors though it was unnecessary.
In this instance, Johnson wants Sheriffs to pressure Congress to go along.
The memo that went out can be found on this link. It says in part:
“In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration reform. The President has made plain that he will veto a bill that includes such language.”
“One of the many consequences of operating on a continuing resolution is our inability to fund new non-disaster grants to state, local and tribal governments, law enforcement, emergency response officials and fire departments. Every governor, mayor, police chief, county sheriff, emergency manager and fire chief should care about this. These officials know that the grants we provide help them protect their communities. For example, last week when I visited the multi-agency coordinating center in Phoenix responsible for the security of the Super Bowl, officials pointed out to me that almost all the surveillance and communications equipment there was funded by the Department of Homeland Security.”
It then goes on to describe all law enforcement will lose such as salaries, equipment, increased security and so on.
The administration will do exactly that because their ideology comes before our safety.
Sheriff Justin Smith was interviewed on Fox & Friends this morning and said they will not be bullied:
From Sheriff Justin Smith’s Facebook page:
I received a very interesting veiled threat letter from Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security addressed to all police chiefs and sheriffs around the country.
His letter made it clear that if Congress didn’t send President Obama the DHS funding bill that he wanted (rubberstamping the president’s executive amnesty), local and state public safety agencies would not receive federal grants they were counting on because the president would veto the DHS funding bill.
Let me get this straight – the president believes he has the authority to nullify federal laws that don’t serve his personal agenda, but if Congress dares to exercise it’s responsibility of controlling the purse strings, he will willingly hold public safety grants hostage just to get his way?
Mr. President, you don’t have to love the Congress we elected, but you do have to respect their role as established under the Constitution -and Mr. Johnson, please show some integrity and stop with the threats. Sheriffs don’t take kindly to them.
Sheriffs are fighting for our freedom. They seem to be somewhat alone.