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An_Arizona_Libertarian_Republican is 100% right. While Eric Dondero (a pro-military-but-otherwise-mercenary petition circulator) was attempting to interfere with the recall petition, he actually hired Darryl Bonner (a strictly mercenary petition circulator) to create commotions in front of public library sidewalks where the recall petition was being circulated. They did this intending to have law enforcement called, hoping that law enforcement would fail to see who was guilty of initiating the commotion, and disallow ALL speech in front of the Libraries. By more egregiously bullying the recall petitioners before the police arrived, and then pretending to simply wish to "get their opposing view heard," such brownshirts were able to effectively silence the debate.
Dondero is a 4'11'' white guy with a brown moustache. The sides of the moustache are usually slightly shorter than the middle, because he likes to imitate the style of Adolf Hitler, with a narrow moustache. When he's acting as an agent provocateur in public, he realizes that he can't get away with this, so he grows the sides out. Years ago, Dondero became an admirer of racist "Oi" punk rock, and misinterpreted the philosophy of Herbert Spencer to be in favor of collectivist social darwinism (whereby the racially superior majority imposes their will on the racially inferior minority). He then found the Libertarian Party, and misinterpreted their philosophy as an interim step to white supremacy. He finally settled on the Bush-era Republican Party as a viable Party for advancing institutionalized racism. His diminutive stature results in a grotesque "small man overcompensation" belligerence that is common when anyone defends a logical alternative to his insane philosophical beliefs.
By trying to shut down ALL SPEECH outside of Maricopa's libraries, Dondero is actually acting against republican principles AND lower-level democratic principles. Those who claim to be in favor of the democratic process and republicanism have to ignore this fact, if they wish to claim the recall petition isn't a part of the democratic process, and is therefore hypocritical. Claiming otherwise is anti-Republican because it is anti-free-speech, anti-Republican because it is anti-electoral-participation, and anti-Republican because it favors getting rid of a means of holding law enforcement to their oaths to uphold the constitution, in favor of individual rights protected by the Bill of Rights.
Joe Arpaio HIRED Eric Dondero to run this anti-democratic, belligerent blocking campaign.
Now, what would Joe Arpaio have to lose if people knew the full story I've written here? Do they want a Sheriff who will bully them if they decide to stand in front of a public library and hand out information to the public? That's a very basic foundation of our republican system: the ability to petition your government (local, state, or federal) for a redress of grievances. Some day, you might just want to use that ability yourself.
It would be nice if paid agents provocateurs working for Joe Arpaio hadn't eliminated that basic right, along with the right to due process and habeas corpus that they have already so horribly assaulted and violated.
It's time for the people of Arizona to wake up and smell what they're shoveling.
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