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Joe Biden: I was the ‘great candidate’ for 2016 — not Clinton

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A legend in his own mind…

Delusional.

From NY Post: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Hillary Clinton was “never a great candidate” — but that he was.

“I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate,” Biden said at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, CNN reported.

Despite his blunt assessment of the former Democratic candidate, Biden said Clinton “would have been a really good president.”

Asked if he will seek the presidency in 2020, when he would be almost 78 years old, Biden said: “Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not.”

He emphasized that his focus now is on his family being “put back together” after the 2015 death of his son Beau from brain cancer and to fulfill financial promises to his wife, including paying off their mortgage. But the famously coy former veep added that once those responsibilities are taken care of, and he’s healthy and the best candidate, “I may very well do it.”

“At this point, no one in my family or I have made the judgment to run,” Biden said.

He also addressed the need to fix the problems facing the country. “Let’s wake up!” he said. “This is America. We all walk around like, ‘Oh my God. What are we going to do?’ C’mon, man!”

Biden didn’t target President Trump directly, but he did appear to allude to the recent turmoil in the White House.

{TRY NOT TO LAUGH}

President Obama went eight years “without a single scandal,” he said to applause. “Not one.”

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Beau Biden’s Widow, Hallie, Is Dating His Married Brother Hunter: Read the Family Statements

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Hunter (left) and Beau and Hallie Biden

Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays at the Biden households should be interesting, to say the least.

From Yahoo: Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden (who has two children with Beau), is dating his married brother, Hunter Biden — and the family is totally OK with it. According to Page Six, Hallie and Hunter, 47, started dating after the death of Beau, who died at the age of 46 after suffering from brain cancer in May 2015.

Hunter, who shares three daughters with estranged wife Kathleen, told Page Six in a statement published on Wednesday, March 1: “Hallie and I are incredibly lucky to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time, and that’s been obvious to the people who love us most. We’ve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way.

The lawyer (who is the eldest son of former Vice President Joe Biden) and Kathleen wed in 2002 and separated in October 2015, five months after former Delaware attorney general Beau’s death.

The relationship has also been blessed by patriarch Joe and his wife, Jill Biden.

“We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness,” the politician said in a statement to Page Six. “They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them.”

According to Page Six, Kathleen declined to comment. Us Weekly has reached out to the Biden family for comment.

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Delaware leads nationwide move to strip county sheriffs of power

“If the sheriffs lose their arrest ability then Delaware will be a de facto police state.” -Delaware Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher

Ever wary of tyranny, America’s Founding Fathers took pains to design a political system with many mechanisms to check and balance government power. Those mechanisms include:

  • Dividing government into three co-equal branches (separation of powers);
  • A Constitution that specifies the People as the source of government power, as well as defines and delimits that power;
  • Amendments to the Constitution spelling out the People’s rights and liberties (Bill of Rights) — rights that are by birth (natural rights), instead of conferred by man;
  • Federalism: dividing, decentralizing, and diffusing government power among central (national government in Washington, D.C.) and regional units (the state governments).

sheriff_joeThe fearless Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The county sheriff plays an important role in American federalism.

According to Wikipedia, the U.S. sheriff is a county official and is typically the top law enforcement officer of a county. Historically, the sheriff was also commander of the militia in that county. Distinctive to law enforcement in the United States, sheriffs are usually elected. Of the 50 U.S. states, 48 have sheriffs. The two that do not are Alaska (which has no counties), and Connecticut (which has no county governments and has state marshals instead of sheriffs).

Most sheriff’s offices have a law enforcement role, and their basic function dates back to the origins of the title in feudal England. Although the authority of the sheriff varies from state to state, a sheriff or his deputies (in all states except Delaware, where the sheriff’s defined role is going through arbitration) has the power to make arrests within his or her own jurisdiction. Many sheriff’s offices also perform other functions such as traffic control and enforcement, accident investigations, and maintenance and transportation of prisoners.

In fact, the office of sheriff is older than the United States, predating the official founding of the U.S.A. by more than a century. As an example, Delaware’s first sheriff took office in 1669 — 107 years before the Declaration of Independence!

In their role as their counties’ chief law enforcement officer, sheriffs answer only to the U. S. Constitution, not to Washington, D.C. That is why liberty-loving Americans, fearful of the growing power of the federal government, look to the sheriffs as a check. Indeed, on the matter of the Obama regime’s gun control and gun ban, more and more county sheriffs are saying “no.”

It should come as no surprise then that the forces of tyranny mean to curtail the powers of the county sheriff, if not abolish the institution altogether. In that nefarious effort, the State of Delaware is leading the way.

In April 2012, Pat Shannan of American Free Press first alerted us to the machinations of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of VPOS Joe Biden.

Although Delaware’s State Constitution stipulates that the office of the sheriff is a constitutionally created position and sheriffs “shall be conservators of the peace within the counties . . . in which they reside,” Biden sent out mandates to commissioners informing them that their sheriffs no longer have arrest powers. In an opinion released February 24, 2012, State Solicitor L.W. Lewis said that neither the state nor the common law grants arrest powers to the county sheriffs.

Delaware Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher

Delaware Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher

The move to neuter Delaware’s county sheriffs actually began earlier, before Beau Biden became the state’s attorney general. Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher told American Free Press that as far back as 2000, he had noticed a reduction in funding and the chipping away of powers of the office of sheriff. Now, “my deputies and I have been relieved of all arrest powers and can’t even make a traffic stop. Delaware has only three counties. . . The other two sheriffs . . . will not stand up with me”.

As reported by Jack Minor for WND, Democrats in Delaware’s state legislature then sought to legalize Biden’s move with HB 290, a bill to redefine the role of sheriffs: “‘Police officer’ as used in this code shall not include sheriffs and sheriff deputies,” and it “is the intent of the General Assembly to specifically state the sheriffs and their deputies do not have any arrest authority.”

HB 290 redefined the role of sheriffs to where they can serve papers and process administrative work but have no hand in actual law enforcement. Supporters of the legislation said law enforcement authority belongs in the hands of the state police and city police who, unlike the sheriff, are not elected.

Although HB 290 died a quick death when Rep. Danny Short, a Republican who had sponsored the bill, tabled the bill after he realized its true purpose, Democrats introduced a replacement bill.

On May 3, 2012, House Majority Leader Pete Schwartzkopf, a Democrat,  introduced HB 325, which is virtually identical to HB 290, in an apparent attempt to get around Short’s tabling of his bill. As described on the State of Delaware’s website:

“This bill makes the Delaware law clear that the county sheriffs and their deputies do not have arrest authority. Historically the sheriffs and deputies have not exercised arrest authority and the Attorney General’s office has given an opinion that the sheriff’s “power to arrest is no greater than that shared by any citizen.”

Sheriff Christopher said he suspects that Schwartzkopf has been one of the key figures behind the entire legislative process to strip the sheriff’s office of their constitutional power: “He wants to abolish the office of sheriff in Delaware. While he issued a statement saying he isn’t interested in getting rid of the sheriff the truth is he wants to neuter us so the office is under his authority rather than the people who elected us.”

Christopher said if the sheriffs lose their arrest ability then Delaware will be a de facto police state.

On May 10, 2012, Delaware’s House of Representatives passed HB 325 by an overwhelming 36-2 majority. On June 14, 2012, the state Senate passed HB 325 by a 12-3 majority.

On June 19, 2012, Governor Jack A Markell, a Democrat, signed HB 325 into law. (Source: delaware.gov)

See also my friend Mark McGrew’s two-part series:

H/t FOTM’s Tina

~Eowyn

Joe Biden’s Boy Beau Says Sheriffs Don’t Have Authority to Arrest?

Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III is the Attorney General in the State of Delaware. 

On February 23, 2012, a State Solicitor working in the Delaware AG office sent a letter, AG Opinion  No. 12-   IIB3  to The Honorable Norman Wood, Sheriff of Kent County.   Beau Biden’s  office says that according to the Delaware State Constitution, county sheriffs do not have the legal authority to arrest lawbreakers!  The first two pages  indicate  that the Delaware State Constitution never specified the duties of the County Sheriffs other than designating them “conservators of the peace.” 

Page 3 of the letter offers this clarification:

‘”Chapter’ 19, Subchapter I of Title i 1 ofthe Delaware Code explains the authority to makearrests. That authority is said to belong to a “peace officer.” Section 1901(b) defìnes a “peace offìcer” as “any public officer authorized by law to make arrests in a criminal case.” This definition of a “peace officer” is the only one to be found in the Delaware Code and, in the context of the issue presented here, is circular: a peace officer is someone authorized to make arrests and he is authorized to make arrests because he is a peace officer.

So, what are the duties of the County Sheriffs of Delaware?  Not much, apparently.  In checking the Kent County, Delaware website, the Sheriff’s office is in charge of  Foreclosures and Sheriff Sales and that’s about it.  

I guess the county sheriffs of Delaware weren’t part of the 140 Sheriffs Meet to Take Back America in Las Vegas , their State Constitution won’t let them.   

 

 

LTG