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Bigcountry02 11-11-2009 04:14 PM

Sheriff to Marines: Your service is not over!
 
Sheriff to Marines: Your service is not over!

'Freedoms and liberties which we enjoy under the U.S. Constitution are under siege'

Sheriff to Marines: Your service is not over!

A Colorado sheriff who made headlines for his deliberate non-compliance with the politically correct attitude of his county toward Christmas, today honored the U.S. Marine Corps on its 234th birthday, along with veterans and members of other military branches.

And he implored them to be vigilant now as ever, since their service is not over.

The comments come from Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden, who occasionally releases a personal column called the BullsEye.

He was in the news in recent Christmas seasons when he scoffed at county rules about using neutral themes such as penguins for Christmas decorations and staged the display of his own traditional Christmas tree and accompanying American themes and decorations at his department's facility in Fort Collins, Colo.

Alderden also recently tackled the much-ballyhooed case of a balloon "accidentally" released by a family who reported they feared their child was aboard. The two-hour flight of the balloon captured the attention of networks coast-to-coast until it was discovered no child was aboard.

The family later was investigated for allegedly falsely reporting the child was on the balloon.

Alderden spoke a few days ago at the local Marine Corps Ball and released his remarks in today's column.

He cited bumper stickers seen on vehicles driven by members of the Marine Corps:


U.S. Marines Certified Counselors to the 72 Virgins Dating Club


U.S. Marines Travel agents to Allah


The Marine Corps When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be Destroyed Overnight


Marine Sniper You can run, but you'll just die tired!
Alderden told the Marines that when he was elected 11 years earlier, he decided he wanted his office to be the Marine Corps of law enforcement agencies.

He talked about freedom and liberty, asking the Marines to be ready, now more than ever.

"I don't mean for this message to be overly political, certainly not partisan political, but the Marines have shed blood to defend the Constitution," he said. "I fear what is happening in Washington, D.C., particularly with the over-reach of the federal government, intruding into areas beyond what is authorized in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights."

"The freedoms and liberties which we enjoy under the U.S. Constitution are under siege," he said.

He said there has been:


Legislation being proposed that "infringes" on the right to keep and bear arms.


Legislation being proposed that violates the people's rights to be secure in their homes.


Legislation that authorizes the government to seize businesses.


Places in the country that are considering allowing Islamic law.
"I look at the growth of Muslim extremism, even within our borders, most recently demonstrated just a few days ago at Fort Hood, and I fear for our country," he said. "My message to you is simple: be vigilant. 'Once a Marine always a Marine.' Your service is not over."

He quoted from the Marine Corps oath: "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic."

"Foreign and domestic," he said. "The United States military is the best in the world. We have the best equipment. We have the finest young men and women. If our country fails, it won't be because our military is defeated. It will be due to the complacency of the politicians in Washington, D.C., and a failed educational system."

He cited some of the early honors earned by the Marines, fighting Muslim pirates in the Barbary Wars in the early 1800s, through the War of 1812, World Wars I and II, and Korea and Vietnam.

"Panama. Grenada. Iran. Somalia. Lebanon. Liberia. Kuwait. Iraq. Afghanistan. Wherever Americans are in jeopardy, wherever freedoms and liberties are threatened - the Marines are there," he said.

CA357 11-11-2009 04:44 PM

I have much respect for Marines and the Sheriff is right on the money.

dunerunner 11-11-2009 04:46 PM

I don't see any problems with this! Can we offer this Sheriff a membership?

Dillinger 11-11-2009 05:29 PM

An excellent announcement by a guy I could definitely vote for. He seems to have NO PROBLEMS calling a spade a black card from the deck and assigning the blame where it truly falls.

Plus big 1 on this post!!

JD

canebrake 11-11-2009 06:00 PM

We should get him to run with Joe Arpaio in 2010 on the "Common Sense" Party Platform!

Motto: "Let's run this country like the Maricopa County Jail/Marine Corps!"

They could start by cleaning up that 68.3 sq mile area called DC!

Kage0113 11-11-2009 06:20 PM

I woiuld not have expected a statement to come from FT. Collins. I live about 60 miles from there and people seem to be more liberal. What a bad ass mother f***er!

AcidFlashGordon 11-12-2009 11:14 AM

That man has his head screwed on straight. He realizes what the real problems are and gives a common sense (something sadly lacking by our current crop of politicos infesting Washington) response to those problems.

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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 184941)
We should get him to run with Joe Arpaio in 2010 on the "Common Sense" Party Platform!

Motto: "Let's run this country like the Maricopa County Jail/Marine Corps!"

They could start by cleaning up that 68.3 sq mile area called DC!

Joe Arpaio/Jim Alderden in 2012 to get rid of the current socialist-in-charge? THAT'S a ticket I'd vote for.... http://www.nevadashooters.com/images/smilies/iagree.gif http://www.nevadashooters.com/images...es/thumbup.gif

spittinfire 11-12-2009 12:15 PM

This guy is dead on!! I'd proudly vote for him on any ticket.
Between Veterans Day and this I'm getting the Iraq itch again...Once in a while it eats me up that I never went.

WDB 11-12-2009 11:20 PM

Been a fan of Joe's for a long time. When he started the chain gangs back up and put the prisioners in tents instead of air conditioned cells. All the sudden it wasn't so much fun to go to jail. If we had more like him in positions of power I expect our country would be in far better condition.


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