06-20-2011, 11:36 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2010
| | Re: Girly's going Nomad
Originally Posted by GirlyMan
Not if the constables are on the side of the masses they won't.
I'm not calling anyone an asshole. I'm just cautioning everyone against the temptation to be an asshole without first considering whether it's really called for.
In the interests of full disclosure I am a GS 15 Step 10 Computer Engineer working in the Washington DC Metro area making $155,500 who worked his ass off to get to where I am. One of my main job requirements consists of reviewing proposals and bids and monitoring contracts to make sure the Beltway Bandits don't rob the taxpayers blind. I am very good at it. I am so good at it that over the course of my career several of those Bandits have offered to double my salary and throw in a bunch of other lucrative incentives. I declined. Would you have me accept those offers gmerits? I mean I've certainly been tempted more than once to just say fuck the rest of you, you're on your own.
Thankfully I live in Texas where we know the Sheriff is the highest law enforcement official in the country - not the regular officers, or constables or even federal law enforcement. The Sheriff has the right, under the constitution, to arrest any other law enforcement official who he deems is violating the constitutional rights of any citizen. And the constables are not dumb either.
Officers do not have to even follow a state law. Take my brother in OKC. OK passed a law telling officers to hunt down, arrest, and deport illegal aliens. They just plain old said nope. Why? Not enough men. The consequences? Nada. There are also some things officers will not do. When recently asked by my wife, a Texas Ranger and Sheriff both laughed the asses off when asked if they would disarm Texans if Obama ordered it. They said they valued their life and there was no way in hell that would or could ever happen in Texas. And we are not the only state where such an act would be, shall we say, highly inadvisable.