I am really getting tired of rehashing the same things over and over. I am going to wait until there are further developments and more information is released before I make any more comments about the case.
All we know is he has been having problems with alcohol and drugs for the last 4 years, that he has been ranting because he met with the target of his shooting and was outraged she didnt answer his questions, he is a video gamer and in general, an asshole. If you want to connect or assign blame using any of those givens as his motivation...well...OK then. But there is ZERO indicator he was motivated by or even listened to or watched Beck, Palin, or anyone else for that matter.
Recall is a process that I completely support... no problem there. The reality is that Sheriff Dupnik angered the far right by daring to bring up the subject of a possible impact on the political environment by the vitriol they engage in. That makes him public enemy Number One in their eyes. Sure the people have a right to do this. But their motives stink and have nothing to do with his job performance. he is being persecuted because of his own exercise of free speech.Ugh... Haymarket... the people have the right to recall Sher'f Dumb****. It's in the laws of the state, and it is used to remove idiots when they identify themselves and piss off the electorate.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
He isnt being 'persecuted.' He is being held accountable. World of difference. He used the lives of innocent men women and children to launch a politically motivated attack on people that had no connection whatsoever to the shootings. He is being held accountable because he is a partisan hack that plays to other mindless partisan hacks (effectively, obviously) and used his office in the wake of a shooting.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.