Well, I’ve seen all level of devotion. Basic civic nationalism, which I’m fine with. It’s normal. Then people who believe his promises, which to me starts getting odd. Then God Emperor Trump level which is “personality cult” / North Korea level Kool Aid stuff, and finally Fulfillment of Biblical Prophesy / Bringing of End Times, Restoration of Jerusalem, war-leading to peace, stuff.
That’s my measuring stick of devotion, first time I actually wrote it out.
Eh. A few judges is sort of a big deal, it’s true but checks and balances remains. Not America’s first time through this, not its last either.
The attempts to centralize power to the Federal level is a bit concerning. It’s like States are ceasing to exist. Thankfully, they’re not.
I’m in a bona-fide police state – Florida – and it weirdly works here in most places. Transparency is what makes it work, if embarrassing being in the news ALL of the time.
But without the transparency, a police state can be quite dangerous and I’m a bit concerned about the LACK of transparency when police pull the Baker Act on someone and whisk them way to … somewhere.
Still, it’s easy to run a business in Fl and nobody works full time here and companies have all the power. But with transparency the games they play are limited. So, it overall works.
Feds currently are trampling over State, County, City, Borough, Street and property owner level protections to achieve their aims, whatever they are.
You like their aims, so you’re happy with them. I don’t like the precedent it sets for future Federal level aims.
See, you cheer rah rah but we got a working arrangement where I live.
Illegals live all around me. A few miles up the road is Immokalee, with lots of farms around and lots of illegals. Some of those illegals are now 3rd/4th generation legal, buying the farms and running it instead.
Deputies here have been INS / ICE deputized for a decade or more.
The spanish call them “poli migra” for their mixed jurisdiction – and at first, some power hungry deputies got gung ho with deportations and raids and shit.
But that was a long time ago. Cops leave them alone and let them work, pay taxes, live their lives. Normal crimes are treated normally, no deportations and stuff. It’s only extreme cases that get deportation. And that’s how it should work.
I’m glad there’s no National Police in the USA and I wouldn’t want that. Having police split up into levels is awkward but smart. It prevents too much power in the hands of too few, even if it leads to inter jurisdiction bickering.
All I know is, if Feds decide our County cops aren’t “doing their job” and start trampling over their territory, you’ll see Trump country change real quick into something else here.
I’ll stick with my blanket statement about Cuban-Americans. As far as Haitians? I got no problem with Haitian men. Lots live here, no problem. But don’t go to a garage sale with a Haitian woman. They play the game WAY too well. Tough is an understatement.
Our deputies HAVE fed level powers already. They’re just not stupid about how they exercise them. Good bye local economy? Nah.
But I was raised hearing about all sides. My mom worked for a county prosecutor’s office in NJ and I heard all about the antics of judges, investigators, lawyers chiefs, cops, jailers, criminals.
Amazing it works at all but it does overall. I believe in it. But I also know it could be so damned much better and I’m not just talking about illegals.
Your life stops being yours for the duration. This is true whether criminal or civil, defense or prosecution side. Doesn’t matter. You must follow every notice to the letter and what you miss will come back for you.