Maybe not everyone was paying really close attention in school when they taught about the power structure of the government. In case you needed a refresher course to tell you who is in charge of who, let me go ahead and tell you that a Mayor is in charge of less than a President. You see, while I’m sure that the mayor of each and every city is very important and has a crucial job to do, you liberals have to remember that even when it’s a Republican the President of the United States is still the leader of the free world.
Now, since we’ve got that fact squared away, let’s talk about the only ones who are the boss of the President; it’s the people. We elected him, we elected the mayors and the senators and everyone else in public office. We keep them in office, and we say when enough is enough. When it comes to President Trump and his executive orders, we have not yet said that. The people of America, and Phoenix specifically, love the President enough to elect him and cheer him on every where he goes.
That little fact didn’t keep one self-important mayor from telling the President that he’s not welcome in Phoenix Arizona because of some hard feelings that he’s having because of the President’s policies. The problem lies in the President saying that he was considering pardoning one very popular Sherrif who had been convicted of some rather controversial PC hot-button issues.
Via The Blaze:
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton posted a statement about President Donald Trump’s planned rally in his city, and he is not happy about it.
He released the statement from his official Twitter account Wednesday, and Trump responded from his social media account very soon after.
— Greg Stanton (@MayorStanton) August 16, 2017
‘I am disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally as our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville,” the statement read. ‘If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to inflame [sic] emotions and further divide our nation.
‘It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit,’ he said.
‘With regard to the use of the Phoenix Convention Center for the rally: This is a public facility and open to anyone to rent,’ it continued, ‘and that includes the Trump campaign. Our Constitution protects the right to free speech, even for those we disagree with or those who don’t represent the values we hold dear as a community.
‘In preparation for this event,’ he concluded, ‘my focus and that of the Phoenix Police Department is on keeping everyone — those attending the rally, those expressing their First Amendment rights outside and the general public — safe.’
Sure, that seems about right; taunt the President and then say that it’s all for the people. The people haven’t had a problem showing up and supporting the President any of the other times he’s been in the state of Arizona, but sure, his consideration of pardoning a Sheriff that conservatives love (the same people probably coming to the rally) should get them good and riled up.
(TB)”Soon after, Trump posted an advertisement for the rally in a seeming response to the request from the mayor.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
‘Join me at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 22nd in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center!’ the tweet from the president read.
Political commentators had speculated that the president was going to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was a vehement opponent of illegal immigration, and a great supporter of Donald Trump. Stanton’s statement will no doubt encourage such speculation.
Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt of court for ignoring a court order demanding he stop raids that were using racial profiling.”
We could stop and argue for a while about whether or not Arpaio should have been convicted, but the fact is that whether we think that or not, due process was followed and he was convicted of something. Maybe you think what he was convicted of wasn’t valid, but that’s still not the issue at hand. If you and I can respect the fact that Arpaio was legally convicted of these crimes, the good people of Phoenix (specifically the mayor) should be able to respect that it’s a long standing policy that allows the President to hand out Presidental pardons.
In fact, it’s estimated that approximately 20,000 pardons and commutations were issued by U.S. presidents in the 20th century alone. President Trump isn’t breaking new ground or doing something even remotely out of line for his office, but once again the left is acting like he’s ripping apart the fabric of society. There is absolutely no winning when a person or group of people can’t be held to reason. And the fact is that the mayor of a city owes the President of the United States respect. Let’s hope the people of Phoenix remind their Mayor that President Trump is their beloved President and he’ll always be welcome in their city.
(Source: The Blaze)
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