Bravo, Sheriff

Here we go:

“All these years, you have told us that you want law enforcement that thinks before arresting, doesn’t violate your rights and treats their citizens with decency,” he wrote. “Now you have that and are asking us to regress into what you didn’t want and didn’t deserve. Please let us be the law enforcement you always asked us to be. Non-oppressive. We are not stormtroopers. We are peacekeepers.”

And there’s still more excellent American-ness and Constitutionalism in the link.  For those not familiar with the geography, DuPage County is kinda like Collin County here in Texas:  a Republican district on the border of a large Democrat-controlled city shithole (Chicago and Dallas, respectively).

So here’s to you, Gov. Pritzker of Illinois:

I can’t wait for Fatboi to mobilize his Panzergruppen  (a.k.a. state police) to deal with this upstart sheriff.  He may first want to check where most of those staties come from (hint:  not Chicago), but wisdom is not a characteristic of Democrat state governors (see:  Vito Corleone Cuomo in NYFS, Vladimir Lenin Newsom in Kalifuckingfornia and Irma Grese Gretchen Witmer in the Michigan Sonderlager ).

And here’s to you, Sheriff Jim Mendrick, from all of us Real Americans:

Still A Hero

Here’s both a quote of the day:

“We will get through it in the end but it might take time, but at the end of the day we shall all be okay again… the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.”

…and the story behind it:

A 99-year-old World War II veteran has completed his quest to walk 100 laps of his garden in eastern England and raised 13 million pounds ($16 million) for Britain´s National Health Service.
Tom Moore’s humble mission to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic became a national rallying point. Tens of thousands of Britons pledged donations as Moore pursued a goal of finishing the laps before his 100th birthday on April 30.
With the aid of a walking frame, he reached his target Thursday. Nine soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, a unit linked to Moore’s former British army regiment, lined the paved walkway in his Bedfordshire backyard, forming an honor guard for the veteran’s final laps.
“I´ve fought so many battles and we´ve always won, and we´re going to win again,” Moore told British broadcaster ITV.
He added that health workers on the front line “deserve everything we can give them.”
Moore started the fundraiser as a way to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for him after his broke his hip. His family initially set a target of raising 1,000 pounds. The campaign went viral after Moore appeared on national television, and millions were raised within a week.

Here’s the timeline:

April 9: Captain Tom Moore and his family launch the ‘Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday Walk for the NHS’ fundraising on JustGiving with a £1,000 target
April 10, 2pm: Fundraising reaches £1,000 target in 24 hours, and family set new £100,000 target
April 11, 7pm: The £100,000 target is reached and a new aim of £250,000 is set
April 12, 2.30pm: Fundraiser hits £250,000 after Captain Moore appears on BBC Radio 2 and talks to the singer Michael Ball
April 14, 12pm: Captain Moore’s donations hit £1million
April 15, 10am: Donations get to £5million
April 15, 5pm: Health Secretary Matt Hancock praises him as an ‘inspiration’ as donations get to £8million
April 15, 11pm: The fundraiser reaches £10million
April 16, 7am: Donations get to £12million
April 16, 12pm: The fundraiser hits £13million
April 17, 3pm: It gets to £14million three hours later

Bravo, Mr. Moore.  I see the Brits are probably going to give the old man a knighthood.

We are not worthy, to have such men among us.

Compare and contrast:

Leadership

Mitch Berg (my old buddy from the Pleistocene Age of blogging) provides a little historical perspective which, like most of Mitch’s stuff, is superbly written and crafted.  But there’s one part which got my attention, bigly:

But America is a restless, endlessly creative, impatient nation, overstocked with people who are not going to sit on their hands and wait for things to get better;  it’s a nation full of people who are descended from people who came from all over the world, uprooting everything they knew, to make things better.

I think that we forget this, sometimes, and I know that certain sections of our society — the Press, the academe, and all the Socialist-politicians — rather wish that we were not like that, because it interferes with their little plans to turn us all into vassals and serfs of the Almighty State.

But we are like that;  and that national characteristic is going to make the recovery from this Chinese bio-invasion lightning-fast and stronger than anyone can imagine.  And if anyone disagrees with this, the chances are that they are part of the problem:  the Press, the academe, and all the Socialist-politicians.

We shall overcome — not “some day”, but soon, Bubba.  Buckle yer seatbelts.

Asshole Law, Loophole Reaction

Give this man a 2A medal:

Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpeper County, Va. proposed a way to exempt citizens from newly proposed Virginia gun laws that might otherwise bar them from owning certain firearms.
In a Wednesday Facebook post, Jenkins warned that some of the gun laws proposed in the Virginia General Assembly would “disarm or handicap our law-abiding in their defense,” and in turn suggested he would confer the label of deputy on thousands of law-abiding citizens to include them in law enforcement carve-outs included in new gun legislation.

For those ignorant of Virginia’s counties, here’s where Culpeper County lies:

In other words, close enough to D.C. that would make a difference.