MEET THE NEW
REP. ERNIE LEIDIGER’S ANNUAL
ON SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
An Open Letter from Rollie Neve to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson
Sheriff Jim Olson
606 East Fourth St.
Chaska, MN 55318
Subject: SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center)
Law enforcement across the country is being targeted by the SPLC with an agenda that includes much misinformation, disinformation and outright lies. As the top law enforcement officer in Carver County, I feel it is my duty to bring you the following accurate information about the SPLC:
1. The New American (TNA) reprint on Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent that deals with the SPLC.
2. A John Birch Society (JBS) DVD on the SPLC.
3. A copy of the SPLC Hate Map from their web site, and a list of five groups they target in Minnesota.
4. An article titled “Leftist SPLC Bemoans Growing Influence of the JBS.
In addition to the above is the following:
1. Two TNA reprints titled Sheriffs and Legislators Are Acting to Nullify Obama Gun Controls.
2. Oklahoma HJR 1003 on the 10th Amendment.
One of the action projects of the JBS is to Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent. You can access this project on the JBS web site www.jbs.org.
I am passing this information out in our community and wanted you to have a copy for your file. A community united behind our local police and keeping them independent is vital for our survival as a free country, which is the reason for this letter. The JBS and I have your back.
Rolland A. Neve
The tragic events at the Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook underscore an important role of government: the safety and security of its citizens. Both events have and will continue to generate debate over what should be done. Clearly the perpetrators of these and other heinous acts broke many federal, state and local laws. Rather than rushing out to create more laws, spending more money and growing government, maybe we would be better served to do nothing. Yes, I meant to say that. The question we should ask is, are we trying to address a problem or just pacify the voter? Must politics trump a sincere analytical approach?
Gun control is an issue that creates much debate. We should be engagedin a comprehensive review of current law and an analysis of what failed in order to determine solutions. Currently, expanding background checks is at issue. Politicians will have you believe that 90% of Americans support this expansion. However, the poll question they quote reads as if there were no checks currently being conducted. Of course the number is high. I want background checks too!
Gun control advocates claim we need more laws. Those in opposition say there are enough and many go over-looked. An anaysis of the completed 2010 Criminal Justice Incident Study and DOJ records bear some startling statistics.
In that year, some 48,000 attempts were made by felons and other non-qualified applicants to purchase a firearm. Yet the DOJ prosecuted just 44 cases. Are you sure we need more laws? At this point with respect to the Boston bombings, it appears that many "red flags" were either ignored or minimized. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been a lone voice about calling into question the FBI and military training manuals. In a review of old versus new material, Bachmann has discovered many references to terroris activities, key words and phrases noting Muslims, radical Islamic philosophies, jihadist methods have been stricken from the manuals. The current administration, acting upon letters received from domestic Muslim groups has agreed to edit training manuals. Did this hypersensitivity to political correctness skew how domestic and foreign data was investigated? Do we have no faith in our intelligence agencies to conduct their affairs in an objective manner? Are we setting ourselves up for continued failure to ascertain and stop future terrorism?
We should resist the premise that allows politicians to wave freshly inked laws as the solution. While there always will be risks in a free and open society, our public safety deserves the highest priority.
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