From a Watchdog in Coquille:
In all fairness, Mr. John Sweet is a nice guy and perfect for events like crab feeds. However, when it comes to honoring his oath to preserve, protect and defend the United States Constitution and that of Oregon, which he swore to do on January 4th, 2013, he has failed miserably. He has no apparent working knowledge of the Constitution.
The National Defense Authorization Act allows for the indefinite detention of persons "suspected" of being affiliated with terrorism or extremism, without ANY due process and protections guaranteed by the Constitution.
Detainees (American citizens) can be rendered to a foreign country and held without charges until the end of hostilities, subject to the laws of war and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
In late 2012, Oregon Oath Keepers and Coos County Watchdog proposed a resolution to the board of commissioners, denouncing the NDAA.
On July 30th, 2013 after months of public meetings, the Coos County Commissioners, sheriff and legal counsel signed the resolution opposing the offending sections of the 2012 NDAA.
Of the three commissioners, Mr. Sweet adamantly REFUSED to protect our Bill of Rights by voting against the resolution, citing that "it was not a local issue." Since when is it wrong to protect your constitutional rights? Tell that to all the veterans out there.
It appears that Mr. Sweet cowers from the federal government, allowing them to run roughshod over this county's citizens rights. The Bandon Marsh and the NDAA are proof of his unwillingness to work for us. The SCCF is just another display of his and Mrs. Cribbins loyalty to one another rather than to the will of the people.
I want commissioners with some back bone, honor and courage. I find those qualities in both Don Gurney and Matt Rowe. Get out there and vote!
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