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Andi Elliott: Jefferson County Unravels at the Seams

July 20th, 2012 by Halli

By Andi Elliott

Are we witnessing the unraveling of the Jefferson County hierarchy? I read in the paper that our county officials have missed an important legal deadline, of alleged county cell phone misuse, we’ve had a commissioner that doesn’t know that it is inappropriate to have his own private business conduct county business, and there’s the matter of falsified documentation and misuse of power in the Sheriff’s Department. (I am still stunned that our Chief Deputy Poole was fired for running for Sheriff. I hope that he will consider a write-in candidacy this November. )

The Jefferson Star Newspaper has reported that they had to sue the county for the information. Does the county have something to hide? And so why the “missing pages” as reported by the Star? Since the prosecutor’s job is to uphold the law, why would he withhold information that was pertinent unless it was unfavorable to their side, or to protect the Sheriff? I’ve had to deal with the same tactics in my personal cases with the county. A prosecutor is supposed to be neutral. Why the “cover up”?

Thomas Jefferson, the namesake of our county, is quoted as saying, “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Obviously, there is disdain for the county electorate and we need to re-establish the pecking order. For too long, we have trusted our officials to act responsibly and ethically and that public trust has been violated. People are taking action and questioning the practices of those in charge and the dissatisfaction amongst the populace is growing louder. Sheriff Olsen received only a bit more than 50% of the vote in the May primary. A wake up call, perhaps?

From personal experience I can honestly say, “Thank God for our First Amendment rights and our media”. When folks are kept in the dark, those in charge can, as the idiomatic expression implies…get away with murder.

Andi Elliott

Tea Party Patriots Idaho State Co-Coordinator
President of For the Love of Pets Foundation

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