“America’s Sheriff” Mike Carona indicted

October 31st, 2007 · 6 Comments

The once rising star in the GOP, OC Sheriff Mike Carona has been indicted on conspiracy charges involving schemes to enrich his family and mistress. Often readers of this blog assert that America is a nation of laws, especially when attacking illegal immigrants. But it is kind of difficult to argue for law and order when those who are supposed to enforce it so blatantly break it. Recently, Carona was praised for his efforts to combat illegal immigration by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. As I have expressed before, most people would probably state that they don’t like illegal immigration. However, doesn’t it become more difficult to argue that we are a nation of laws when our own law enforcement cannot be held to the standards that they are supposed to uphold and enforce? What kind of example is this for any resident illegal or otherwise?

Tags: GOP · Immigration · Sheriff Mike Carona

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MgF // Oct 31, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Exactly. This sets a very bad example for all, and I’m sure there are many others like him that have broken the law, and just haven’t been exposed.

    How nice of him to have a mistress with the same name as his wife…

  • 2 Frank // Oct 31, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I agree that some of our government and public officials are not honoring our laws that they are sworn to uphold. But this is not with the blessing of most Americans. Please don’t put law abiding Americans who are the majority in this country in the same barrel as those rotten apples. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Don’t expect those same law abiding Americans to take the attitude that just because there is corruption in our government that we are going to excuse illegal immigration, justify it or ignore it. Our future and the future of this country is at stake here.

  • 3 EYES OF TEXAS // Oct 31, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    It’s a wonderful example to be sent to illegal aliens. It demonstrates that no one is above the law and if you commit a crime, you will be caught and punished. This means, if you break the law, like the immigration law, it is just cause to be arrested and deported by said laws.

  • 4 Michaelr // Nov 1, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Too many people confuse Network and cable television law-enforcement/legal situational drama with reality. At this moment in the United States, one’s justice is often defined by so many other factors than the actual crime a defendant is accused of committing. In our two hundred and thirty-one year existence, the United States has never operated under the rule of law. There have been landmark cases, but never broad sweeping justice equal to all American citizens. Let’s see if Mike Carona has enough clout to get Scooter Libby justice. But one thing is for sure, he will not get Leonard Peltier justice. His ethnicity guarantees that.

  • 5 Hector // Nov 6, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Well said Michael, just like US going to war in Iraq breaking international law by disregarding the UN is another example.

  • 6 Frank // Nov 6, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    This country does have a lot of corruption but it is not with the blessing of most Americans. Most Americans want the rule of law to prevail and that is the point.

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