We should emulate the courage of Lacey and Larkin

The greatest philosophers debated on what a man should be doing with his life. Many of them agreed that man had to be pursuing something that mattered, something that would be both significant and eternal.

Many of them agreed that it did not matter if a man accumulated a mountain of gold or prestige or even respect. In the end, Socrates and Plato and Aristotle agreed that the most significant thing a man could achieve was a well-rounded virtuous character. The cornerstone of this virtuous character is the attribute of courage.

Courage is highly needed in an era of wusses and sissies. Since everything has been politicized in America, people speak in fiery language and those who are not ready for this onslaught back down in fear.

The moment we back down in fear is the moment we relinquish ground to a worldview we disagree with. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two courageous men who refuse to step down where immigration rights are concerned.

The passion of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin puts them in the hostile sights of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Sherriff Joe Arpaio is the lead Sheriff in the Maricopa County. He has taken a very racist stance when it comes to Hispanic and Latino immigrants residing in the state of Arizona. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://angel.co/michael-lacey-3 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have thoroughly detailed the various crimes the Sheriff Joseph Arpaio has committed in order to ensure he can throw out the Hispanic immigrant.

Firstly, he is guilty of systematically changing the Maricopa County Police Department to ensure it was racially biased against the Hispanic community. To do that, he began by firing all police officers who did not have in inmate hatred for Hispanics.

He then replaced those officers with others who had crimes on their record of racism. Lastly, he awarded cash bonuses to any police officer that was able to deport illegal immigrants.

Secondly, he is known to turn his back on Hispanics in his jail system. He has allowed security guards to beat Hispanics to death. He has allowed gang wars to commence in his prison and will not stop them if it looks like the Hispanics are losing. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

He also has made the Hispanics work outside in 135° weather and refused to give them water. This has led many of them to have heat strokes and they have died as a result.

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio did not like to see his good name slandered and so he rounded up his posse that works for him and tried to arrest Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. During that illegal arrest, he tried to destroy all the evidence that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had accumulated concerning his various crimes. This violation of the first amendment would be the downfall of Sheriff Joseph Arpaio.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin used the settlement money they won from the Maricopa County to begin the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This nonprofit promotes First Amendment rights, immigration rights, and rights for women.

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