DoingHomework wrote:What is it with sherrifs? We of course have the whacko in Maricopa county who has been feloniously abusing prisoners for well over a decade. He arrests his political enemies to disqualify them (because of the arrest record). His crimes are too numerous to mention and the Feds are finally on to him. Now he has "ruled" that probable cause exists to believe Obama was born outside the US and has ordered his name be taken off the presidential ballot in that county pending his own investigation. Now, even if you agree with him on principle, only a court can rule on probable cause, and a sheriff has no authority to remove a name from the ballot. He is just totally bonkers. There seem to be a lot like that.
Slightly off topic, but your rant on Sheriff Joe deciding Obama might not have been born in the U.S. brought this to mind... Even if he wasn't born in the U.S., so what? He was born to an American citizen, his mother. Being born to a U.S. citizen, even outside of the U.S., generally qualifies you as a natural born citizen.