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The Washington Times Weekly - - Editorials -

Con­tro­ver­sial Sher­iff Joe Ar­paio of Mari­copa County, Ariz., is no stranger to hard­ball tac­tics, so he prob­a­bly isn’t fazed by be­ing on the re­ceiv­ing end of rough pol­i­tics. Still, that doesn’t ex­cuse the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s ap­par­ent ide­o­log­i­cal vendetta against him.

By the (il)logic of the ad­min­is­tra­tion and its al­lies at the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union, Sher­iff Ar­paio should not set up a phone tip line to search for im­mi­gra­tion vi­o­la­tors, and he is not al­lowed to tell the pub­lic about fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion en­force­ment poli­cies even if he is merely dis­put­ing demon­stra­ble false­hoods told about him; yet the Jus­tice Depart­ment can set up an anony­mous tip line to gather ev­i­dence against the sher­iff.

Of course, the ad­min­is­tra­tion isn’t much wor­ried about con­sis­tency. Moral

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