Please Join Me in Tucson, Arizona

I am very pleased and honored to tell you this news:  Trent Humphries and the good people of the Tucson Tea Party have asked me to speak at their Third Annual April Tea Party on April 30, 2011, at 11:00 am.  The theme is Reduce Taxes, Spending, and Waste. 

Of course, they’re not really inviting me to speak; they’re inviting the thousands of St. Louis area activists who have done so much to advance liberty and defend freedom over the past 25 months.

Trent Humphries put out a request for speakers after the rogue sheriff of Pima County began an intimidation campaign against Tucson Tea Party speakers.  Gateway Pundit and 24th State’s editor brought the incident to my attention, and I offered to speak. 

I also emailed Pima County Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, requesting his response to allegations of intimidation.  Having received no answer in the month since the request, I am left assume that he does not deny the charges.

The Tucson Tea Party won’t be silenced, and neither will we. That’s why I’m going to Tucson April 29 and 30 thanks to the generosity of the Trent Humphries and Tucson Tea. I hope you will either join us a the tea party or make a donation to the Tucson Tea Party to help defray the costs of working around their sheriff’s attempts to silence us.

Sheriff Dupnik’s Culpability

According to an internal Department of Homeland Security memo, Jarod Lee Loughner’s mother “works for Pima County Board of Supervisors.” 

In the memo, obtained by Fox News and posted on Greta Van Susteren’s blog, the DHS agent openly speculates about undue internal influence.  That’s because Loughner’s arrests don’t all end with reasonable closure, if you will. 

Here’s exactly what the DHS report says:

suspect’s mother works for the Pima County Board of Supervisors* the suspect has multiple arrests ... But no criminal record? Intervention by someone?

It’s not unreasonable to assume that that “someone” is Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.

On Saturday evening, Dupnik took to the airwaves to create a sensation. He accused the people of Arizona, talk radio, Sharon Angle, Sarah Palin, and the tea party of complicity in murder, effectively.  The sheriff did so without evidence.   

If Dupnik was involved in springing Loughner after one of the murderer’s many arrests, then Dupnik had strong motive to manufacture a bogeyman.  If Dupnik helped keep Loughner stay out of the state psych system, then his motive doubles. There’s mounting evidence that Dupnik is guilty of both.

We already know that Dupnik refused to uphold Arizona’s SB1070.  We already know that he holds the people of Arizona in the highest contempt.  A law enforcement officer who despises the people he’s sworn to protect and who refuses to enforce the law he’s sworn to uphold is unfit for office.

If I were Arizona’s Attorney General, I’d be asking putting together a case for some warrants.

But, as Dennis Miller would say, that’s just my opinion; I could be wrong.