Democrats have spent the past two years calling everyone close to President Trump racist.
They have gone to every length they could in order to justify it.
And they just went even further, and called Jeff Sessions racist for an absolutely insane reason.
While addressing the National Sheriffs’ Association about combating the opioid epidemic, Sessions stated that sheriffs are “a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
That statement set liberals off, who think the term “Anglo-American” is racist.
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz even tweeted about it, calling it a “dog whistle.”
Do you know anyone who says “Anglo-American heritage” in a sentence? What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other? For the chief law enforcement officer to use a dog whistle like that is appalling. Best NO vote I ever cast.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 12, 2018
The truth of the matter is that even the idea of having a “sheriff” dates back over 1000 years to pre-Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon England, where the “shire reeve” represented the King, and operated with a great deal of independence to facilitate justice at the local level.
As reported by Breitbart:
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the National Sheriffs’ Association on combating the opioid epidemic Monday, only for the left to make headlines from his calling sheriffs “a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
As part of his ongoing speaking tour about the raging crisis of opioid addiction that is now one of America’s leading causes of death, Sessions joined the Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Legislative and Technology Conference at Washington, DC’s J.W. Marriott hotel. With more than 40,000 Americans succumbing to opioid overdose in 2016 alone, efforts to bring the demographic scale carnage under control are a top priority in Sessions’s Department of Justice (DOJ).
Sessions spoke to the sheriffs and other law enforcement officials for around ten minutes, focusing on his common themes of the toll of drug abuse, its links to violent crime, and the need to reinforce the rule of law to bring rising crime rates under control.”
But instead of Sessions’ consistent message on the opioid crisis, the left-leaning media clamped onto an apparently off-the-cuff compliment he paid to the sheriff’s in the audience, referencing the rich tradition of the sheriff.
The concept of a “sheriff” dates back more than 1000 years to pre-Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon England where the “shire reeve” (the origin of the term sheriff) was a representative the King who operated with great independence to do justice at the local level. The sheriff as the enforcement wing of a local court is a unique feature of the English common law tradition from which our own legal system almost entirely derives.
Only countries like the United States, who inherit their “common law” legal systems from that of England, keep the tradition of the sheriff alive. Consequentially, outside of the United Kingdom and America, there are sheriffs in the former British Colonies of Australia, Nigeria, Canada, South Africa, and even India, where the office survives as a ceremonial position of honor.
In America, sheriffs are uniquely prominent elected officials responsible for virtually all state and local courts’ enforcement and, outside of major cities, much of the policing.”
Situations like this prove the left wants nothing more than to demonize the President, and anyone close to him.
And when they don’t have any facts to back up a claim, they don’t even care.