NOTE: I did not write this article, however I believe every word of it and feel it should be read by everyone. Also... here is a Reuters news article to back this up.
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This weekend I was appalled!
I cannot believe the way Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnikis singled out Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives calling them irresponsible and blaming them for the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and the others who were killed and wounded.
Here is a terrible and aweful situation. No one should have to face this no matter what their political persuasion. No conservative including Rush Limbaugh would wish such an aweful thing on anyone!
Sheriff Dupnikis however, took an opportunity to push his own political views. His views are based on his own ideas and opinions. It had NO PLACE at a press conference for an attempted assassination of one of our elected officials! Dupnikis is a lawman elected to carry out the enforcement of the laws of the land. He was not elected to give editorial comments on his political views. He was not elected to be the "thought police"! Last time I checked we still have a first amendment that guarantees us the freedom of speech! Sheriff Dupnikis's views and my views are protected under our constitution. King Solomon said it best when he said in Lamentations that there is a time for everything!
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
~1st Amendment US Constitution
I will say it again! A News conference for a terrible tragedy where he was supposed to be giving the press information about their investigation and what happened is NOT THE TIME OR PLACE! The man who went on this killing spree is not normal. He would not be accepted as right whether he was liberal or conservative. He would not be supported by Democrats or Republicans. Only someone who is severely disturbed would do such a thing! This man killed a 9 year old! How can he sleep at night? He needs Jesus as we all do!
The hypocrisy of Sheriff Dupnikis is amazing. It is OK for him to try to stir people up to silence free speech of Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives! HIS CRITICISM IS / WAS OUT OF LINE!
I call Sheriff Dupnikis to apologize for his remarks about Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives on talk radio and television. If he cannot apologize and act in a professional manner he should resign!
Let us also join together in prayer for our fellow countrymen (women) who were standing together at a meeting where they were serving their country! Keep their families in prayer!
United States Patriot!