Sheriff D’Agostini and his strange concept of federalism

By From page A5 | July 03, 2013

EDITOR: Methinks the title of “Sheriff” has gone to D’Agostini’s head. First, he took it upon himself to tell Vice President Biden that he, D’Agostini, would not enforce any gun laws he considered “illegal,” leaving open the question: Does D’Agostini have a degree in constitutional law?

Now, our esteemed Sheriff has notified the U.S. Forest Service that his own interpretation of Federal statutes allows him to unilaterally abrogate U.S. Government regulations and enforce those that he deems worthy of enforcing. This mind-boggling assumption once again raises the point: Did D’Agostini go to the “Fly by Night” law school favored by Tea Partyers?

As I pointed out in an earlier critique of D’Agostini’s apperance at the EDC Democratic Women’s Club meeting on gun laws, the good Sheriff reminded me of a strutting Rod Steiger in the movie “In the Heat of the Night”and not of a humble servant of the people — a ‘my way or the highway’ type, the quintessential authoritarian. It’s time for John D’Agostini to consider changing his name to Napoleon Bonaparte D’Agostini — or “Il Duce” for short.



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