Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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E-mail from the sheriff

EDITOR:

El Dorado County Sheriff: “I will not be pressured to enforce unconstitutional laws.” Our sheriff is now a Constitutional scholar. This news is very surprising. I thought ignorance was no excuse for failure to obey the law. I guess we in El Dorado County can make our own laws, and do not need to heed authority. Thanks for informing us. You can take your cars off the road. We’ll call you when we need you. We will discuss the disposition for your paycheck later.

ASHLEY BLINN
Cameron Park

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Discussion | 33 comments

  • KarenJanuary 23, 2013 - 4:36 pm

    I recently read an article which reports the conclusion of extensive testing and research on the average and borderline IQ's of adults in the US today. The news is that, relative to the historical "average" of 100, the "average" IQ of today is 79. Case in point above. Elected officials are charged with representing and protecting even these constituents.

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  • James E.January 23, 2013 - 5:04 pm

    Wow, the average IQ is now 79? A lot of us are in trouble. Wait, maybe not -- if your IQ is 84, you are now above average.

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 23, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    The low IQ comes from not "reading," much like our dear sheriff..... He's protesting against a letter (VP Biden's) that he did NOT read.... The 2nd Amendment does not say anything about tracking criminal behavior and the "guns" they use..... Too bad, I though he was a nice guy... now I see the low "critical-thinking" skills... :-(

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  • JoeBJanuary 23, 2013 - 7:04 pm

    Unfortunately Ashley reads about as well as Tea Idiots do. The Sheriff is fully aware that ALL laws and Executive orders are considered to be constitutional until ruled otherwise. He really didn't say anything other than his views on gun control itself. The rest is playing to the base without going off the deep end like other "Red County Clowns" are.

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  • Richard-Sheriffs political posturing.January 30, 2013 - 7:22 am

    Ashley, you’re correct, our sheriff is not a Constitutional scholar. He is though smart enough to recognize good advice how to appeal to the gun toting, 2nd amendment NRA member community which I believe he sees as his base for re-election. His press release which smacks of political posturing, is well timed. With almost a thousand local gun enthusiast expected to attend the upcoming gun show and NRA fund raiser at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Sheriff D’Agostini has cleverly turned these events into political rally’s where he will be honored and admired as having stood up to the liberal Vice President of the united States of America, and hopefully re-elected.

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  • RichardJanuary 30, 2013 - 7:24 am

    United****

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  • EvelynJanuary 30, 2013 - 8:02 am

    "The County Sheriff:The Ultimate Check & Balance" - HERE

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  • 1036-FrankJanuary 30, 2013 - 8:14 am

    The ignorance is on the people who believe the federal Govt. has the right by executive order to change the Constitution. The Sheriff joined hundreds of other Police Chief's and Sheriff's nationwide by standing with the law abiding citizens he represents and letting Biden and Bummer know their actions are nothing but political stunts. Nothing Biden proposed was designed to increase safety at schools, local Police and Sheriff's have had to this on their own. Their was no new strict increased federal sentencing proposals for armed criminals and the dangerous mentally ill who possess firearms which would have an immediate crime reduction. Since all of these transplanted Bay Area liberals who moved here think the people of this county are ignorant in regards to their Constitution, I would encourage them to move back home to their liberal friends and quit trying to impose their liberal values here.

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  • cookie65January 30, 2013 - 8:26 am

    Anyone who voted for obama doesn't exactly get to claim respect, regard or even the slightest awareness of the Constitution. Which part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand? Maybe the writters of the BILL OF RIGHTS weren't clear enough for you. It is not a bill of government rights nor a bill of granted rights 'from' the government. It is a chronologically ordered list of the rights of the law abiding citizens of "WE THE PEOPLE" not we the government. Where do you stand on the federal governemt assuming rights and powers not granted to it in any of our founding documents? Or do you not understand the question? The 2nd Amendment is only an obsticle to people with no good intentions. It is not an obsticle to anyone who respects Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. If you choose to ride the train of a government dictatorship in this country why would you insist everyone else join you? We are a free people no thanks to the left.

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  • EvelynJanuary 30, 2013 - 8:45 am

    "Anyone who voted for obama doesn't exactly get to claim respect, regard or even the slightest awareness of the Constitution." ********** Cookie, prior discussions have, at best, been "strained". And I'm really not wanting to precipitate another one such. But here I ask why you have such faith that Romney would have made a significant difference. Our political system is broken. "Leaders" are pre-selected though a process that has absolutely NOTHING to do with us, the citizens and voters. The power structure remains intact, regardless of who is elected. We must recognize that and cease playing their game of Divide and Rule.

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  • cookie65January 30, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Evelyn, I don't disagree with you that the government exsits now for its own best interests. So do you think obama will continue and accelorate that ideal or resist it? Not that Romney would have been my ideal choice but I don't believe he would have pushed this country toward all out socialism the way obama is doing. Did you see where after $800+ in stimulus and 4 consecutive years of trillion dollar deficit spending by obama the economy retracted again? And what is obama's answer? We haven't done enough. Double down on all of his failed policies.

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  • Ken SteersJanuary 30, 2013 - 11:05 am

    Ms Blinn and the other Eldorado County Democrat Party operatives are out en mass today.

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  • Jim RiordanJanuary 30, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Add Ashley to our voluntary "move out List" wherein some of us will each put up $100 toward putting their junk in a moving van and getting them out of our County. For good.

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  • RichardJanuary 30, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Once again Riordan, don’t be so cheap, you’ve got a lot more than that in your El Dorado County Sheriffs Air Squadron account, offer him $10,000. You should remember this is just the sheriff preparing for another staged performance at the gun show. Another, I will do what I want because I am the Sheriff, performance.

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  • Paddy O'furnitureJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:37 pm

    Richurd (AKA Jeff, Heather, ...) We'll cover your moving expenses too. Maybe you could all gather together somewhere and start your own little commune. Garon could be the mayor. And you could even be the sheriff! Sheriff Richurd; now that's funny, right there, I don't care who y'are...

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  • EvelynJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    cookie, I believe the real powers remains in place, regardless of the political party periodically charged with being their public face. The policy shading may vary, but the direction is unchanged. While we quibble over whether the sidewalk width is 5' or 8' our focus is conveniently diverted away from the road's destination. Yes, I do see what this administration is doing, and I don't like any of what I see. No, I do not believe a Romney administration would have been any better -- just a slightly different emphasis. In this forum differing perceptions are manifest. I cannot suggest how they should be handled, other than that I know treating one another with respect is critical. A mind/psyche under assault, seeking self-preservation, will not open.

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  • Jim RiordanJanuary 30, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    Richard, first it is none of your business how many dollars are in the squadron, second our Sheriff would never condone such BS and third, he does not NEED to go to any gun shows to win reelection. The silent majority will vote him in again in a minute and I will be one of them , except not so silent.

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  • cookie65January 30, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Evelyn, there is a particular way I find best describes our politcal parties in the grand scheme of things. Imagine a pair of legs, the left being the left leg, the right being the right leg. One is constantly the opposite of the other but both are heading in the exact same direction. The apathy of the American people is responsible for it. Those who actually want more government and more government authority (socialism) have run our schools for years producing young adults who are totally clueless when it comes to history and are more engaged in pop culture than what their government is doing to all of us. Plato said, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” This last election was proof of that statement.

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  • RichardJanuary 30, 2013 - 10:33 pm

    Jim Riordan, I bet you won’t be quite. After reviewing the web site you referred me to, ClashDaily.com, which bills it self as a,” mosh pit” of breaking news, edgy opinion, lots of attitude, and a call to action for God and country-loving patriots that love America’s founding documents and its Judeo-Christian worldview. And will defend the aforementioned with an unapologetic zeal. I’ve come to the conclusion you’re an extremist! Divinely inspired as you may feel, you’re an extremist if you get your information from, act on or believe the information on that web site. The question I must ask since you’re a staunch supporter of the Sheriff, is he also divinely inspired to believe in ClashDaily.com?

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  • RichardJanuary 30, 2013 - 11:30 pm

    quiet****

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  • Nathan foltzJanuary 30, 2013 - 11:54 pm

    Hay Richard quit crying and ask the sheriff yourself

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  • EvelynJanuary 31, 2013 - 6:14 am

    1/30/2013: "Gunshot stops man threatening to kill woman in Everett, WA" - HERE - (This is so "yesterday's news")

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  • EvelynJanuary 31, 2013 - 6:45 am

    "Doctors kill 2,450% more Americans than all gun-related deaths combined" - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 31, 2013 - 6:50 am

    This is for Richard & Co: "Homeland Security has advice for confronting mass murders: scissors" - HERE ********** (For the rest of you "crazy people" out there, try not to laugh.)

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  • EvelynJanuary 31, 2013 - 6:56 am

    "Over 1000 Green Berets Sign Letter Supporting Second Amendment" - HERE - (Another bunch of pinko gun-crazed nuts)

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  • RichardJanuary 31, 2013 - 7:12 am

    General McChrystal this month called for “serious action” on gun control, while Powell said he would support comprehensive background checks. Both questioned why any civilian would need a military-style assault rifle Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/23/2628107/military-voices-in-the-gun-control.html#storylink=cpy

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  • DB SmithJanuary 31, 2013 - 9:29 am

    Evelyn, regarding doctors kill more Americans than gun related deaths combined...the percentage of doctor related deaths would increase dramaticlly if we were to add the approximately 1.2 million babies they kill in the womb each year just in American. I've heard tell "if babies had guns their would be no abortions".

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  • William DyngJanuary 31, 2013 - 10:02 am

    Why do conservatives think that gun regulation will not end gun violence, but that banning abortion will end abortions?

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  • DB SmithJanuary 31, 2013 - 10:10 am

    Mr. Dyng, I'm a conservative and believe that more gun regulation will not end gun violence just as I believe banning abortion would not end all abortion.

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  • William DyngJanuary 31, 2013 - 10:25 am

    Then logically, you should be in favor of both, or against both. Which is it?

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  • DB SmithJanuary 31, 2013 - 10:39 am

    I've already told you my position Mr. Dyng, now what is yours?

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  • EvelynJanuary 31, 2013 - 10:40 am

    W Dyng: Your supposition is rather absolute. Could you elaborate so that we may understand what you regard as the logic behind that supposition.

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  • Jay (Lib Destroyer)January 31, 2013 - 5:45 pm

    William Dyng, I can use logic on you also. Liberals state that "If we can just stop one death" when referring to enacting additional gun laws. Then why wouldn't that logic apply to making abortion illegal and "If we can stop just one death" when discussing abortion. See, the problem is you Libs don't look at what goes against your logic and only apply Confirmation Bias and run into Cognitive Dissonance which blows your mind. Advice for you......stick to the Constitution and what it says. The Obama Admin is starting to realize that the polls show that this is a loosing battle for them and are in damage control right now.

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