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Letter from Brady Quirk-Garvan from

Thank you again for signing the petition calling on Sheriff Al Cannon to resign. In a few short days we've already had over 350 people sign the petition and the number keeps growing. We wanted to share some exciting news.....

TODAY, MONDAY, at 10:05 a.m. CNN will be doing a segment on the petition!

I hope you'll be able to tune in and watch. We'd really like to get some more signatures before the segment so please be sure to share this with friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, and even good old fashioned word of mouth!

We've bought the domain name to make it easier to share.  [Also that link takes you to the "Sheriff Al Cannon Should Resign" petition. —river0]

Thanks again


PS - CNN had Sheriff Al Cannon on Thursday. You can watch his interview here and be sure to check the 6:05 mark where Carol Costello mentions the petition.

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  •  Cannon's actually right for the time being. (0+ / 0-)

    The issue of whether state and local agencies could be compelled to implement federal regulation was decided in Printz v. United States (1996).  

    •  No he's not. He's been opining about federal LAWS! (3+ / 0-)
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      MartyM, Johnny Nucleo, OldSoldier99

      Ol' Sheriff Cannon is wandering around saying he and South Carolina can nullify any federal law they don't like.  Must be nice.  He also keeps saying that he himself--on his own--can determine the constitutionality of federal law, an opinion that would surprise the hell out of the Supreme Court.  The man's a walkin' miracle, I tell ya. The Legal Oracle of South Carolina!  

      •  Nullification is a separate issue. (0+ / 0-)

        And wouldn't be surprised if Cannon backs that.  It'd be blustering and unproductive route to take given a wide variety of other options, but it wouldn't be out of character for these "constitutional sheriffs."

        However, he is right.  As a state and local official, he cannot be compelled to enforce federal law.  He can't flaunt it, but he doesn't have to lift one finger to help out.

      •  link to petition? (0+ / 0-)

        "Tax cuts for the 1% create jobs." -- Republicans, HAHAHA - in China

        by MartyM on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 02:22:43 AM PST

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        •  Link to "Sheriff Al Cannon Should Resign" Petition (0+ / 0-)

          Thanks for asking for it.

          By the way, the number of signatures almost doubled after today's CNN coverage. I grew up in the South and am all too familiar with sheriff as judge, jury, executioner.  In the 1950s and 1960s, the sheriff of a county WAS the law, period. Much of the TV series Run For Your Life revolved around such clueless tyrants. Happily, the difference between then and now is the Internet. No longer can such
          people operate in secrecy.  And as soon as they're discovered, they condemn themselves with their own words.

      •  You know I came in and (0+ / 0-)

        I had no idea who Cannon is or what he did. Your diary should have a little background. I shouldn't have to go to the comments to find out what is going on. Just a suggestion.

        Otherwise, the man is a nut like the rest of the RWNJ's!

        The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

        by GustavMahler on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:34:11 PM PST

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  •  All I heard was NRA talking points from him. (3+ / 0-)
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    MartyM, Johnny Nucleo, OldSoldier99

    And as always CNN has a lot of uninformed wingnuts commenting on there page.

    Rev Sharpton was talking to another right wing Sheriff he had on the other night that was talking the same garbage.

    •  That's what I heard as well. (1+ / 0-)
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      Johnny Nucleo

      Cannon's all over the place, but one thing is crystal clear: he considers himself the ultimate authority on American history, the Constitution, federal law, military law, law enforcement, and who knows what else.  It would be laughable if he weren't sheriff.  Authority unbound is tyranny and he's plenty unbound.  His reading of the 2nd Amendment is not consistent with the recent rulings of SCOTUS.  And nowhere--Constitution, Federalist Papers, transcripts of the Continental Congress--can a reader find that the 2nd or any other part of the Constitution was designed for national suicide.  Even South Carolina's native son President Andrew Jackson said he'd hang any South Carolinian who drew blood in rebellion against the United States.

      Cannon is dangerous and a disgrace. The sooner the county fires him the sweeter the county's tourist trade will blossom.  Much more of Cannon on CNN and other MSM, however, and South Carolina will have an even deeper, wider public relations nightmare on its hands.

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