Good thing this clown is a sheriff:
According to Newton County Sheriff, Don Hartman Sr., random house to house searches are now possible and could be helpful following the Barnes v. STATE of INDIANA Supreme Court ruling issued on May 12th, 2011. When asked three separate times due to the astounding callousness as it relates to trampling the inherent natural rights of Americans, he emphatically indicated that he would use random house to house checks, adding he felt people will welcome random searches if it means capturing a criminal.
Unlike police chiefs, sheriffs (in Indiana, at least) have to be elected to their office. This means that the good citizens of Newton County will have an opportunity to kick this jack-booted thug out of office when he comes up for re-election. If they do not take advantage of this opportunity, any violation of their rights will be entirely deserved, and will not deserve anyone’s sympathy.
And take note, America: If you refuse to stand up against those who seek to violate/ignore/trample your rights, you will get everything you deserve. The correct response to the TSA’s enhanced pat-downs is lawsuits, boycotts, and angry calls, letters, emails, and faxes to your state and federal representatives. Standing by and watching your children get molested in order to enjoy the “convenience” of flying is unconscionable. These are your rights; defend them.
Likewise, the proper response to this outrage in Newton County is booting this clown out of office, coupled with angry letters, phone calls, and emails to every state official. In fact, it would be a good idea to pester the ICLU into appealing the ruling, if they haven’t begun to do so already. One might consider writing an amicus curiae for the Seventh Circuit Court of appeals as well, assuming an appeal is accepted.
At this point, it is obvious that the rights of those not only in Newton County are in danger of being trampled to death, but the rights of all Americans are in a likewise precarious situation. The question, then, remains: are you, as Americans, just going to lay there and take it? Or will you stand up for yourself for a change?