Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Maricopa Couinty, Arizona) has been investigating the eligibility of Barack H. Obama to serve as President of the United States. As such, Sheriff Arpaio was the only sheriff in the country willing to openly investigate real crimes committed by “the powers that be”.
But, this week, a second sheriff announced his intention to investigate the “criminal fraud” committed by persons in positions of significant wealth or power. Christopher E. Conley, High Sheriff of the County of Carroll in New Hampshire announced his intention to investigate mortgage fraud committed by major banks against the people of his county.
Here’s a link to a copy of Sheriff Conley’s announcement of his intent to investigate the issue of mortgage fraud:
Two sheriffs willing to openly take on the “powers that be” are not a large number. Those two sheriffs are clearly outnumbered and outgunned. But they are in the right–and they have courage.
More, they are two more courageous sheriffs than we had a year ago. Inspired by their examples, we can hope that even more sheriffs will find the courage to do what’s right for the American people rather than protect the “powers that be”.
Does this second sheriff indicate that America is heading for a “High Noon” showdown?