Texas is often the incubator for the stupid and extreme. Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks wrote an op-ed in the Herald-Banner newspaper, and here’s what has been percolating in his brain:
“Due to recent events, I can no longer be silent concerning what our country allows. It is amazing to me that the criminals who break into our homes and steal from us, those who sell drugs to our children, those who abuse innocent and defenseless children, those who rape our wives and daughters, those who commit cold-blooded murders are all innocent until proven guilty. Yet, law enforcement officers are found guilty as soon as it ‘appears’ that the officer has done something wrong. Way before the whole incident can be reviewed and the TRUTH obtained, that officer is found guilty and nobody cares what the facts are. This folks, is a travesty!”
The real travesty is that a newspaper gave space to this asshat for his objectionable and ignorant views, but I will temporarily suspend my objections so I can continue.
Next, Sheriff Meeks complains that America is now a “Godless nation,” and he writes:
“Guess where that authority comes from to law enforcement? It comes from God. Read Romans 13:1 in the Bible. And while you are at it, you folks in Ferguson, Baltimore, Arlington and here, take a Gander at Romans 13:2.”
Yes, by all means let’s take a look at the verses Brother Meeks refers to:
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
If this is the case, then there’s no need for Sheriff Meeks to run for election, now is there? God will place him in his position of power.
Allow me to say what I have said many times in cases like this: We do not run this country by the Bible, we run it by a Constitution. If these public officials want to live in a theocracy, we should put them on a plane to Iran or some other country where religion comes before the rule of law.
So, Sheriff Meeks, how soon can you have your bags packed?
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.