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  •  One does not need to approve (2+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, YucatanMan

    of something in order to point out that it is not yet illegal.

    Treason has a very specific definition and criteria which this sheriff does not meet.

    He's an idiot, and we may freely mock him and taunt him for his idiocy, but he hasn't yet done anything illegal except to declare he won't do his job.

    That's sufficient grounds to fire him in such a way he does not collect his pension or unemployment - and that will make him even more bitter towards our Federal government, for he will blame the government for his job loss and not himself.

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    by Noddy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:54:31 AM PST

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    •  "that's sufficient grounds to fire him" (1+ / 0-)
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      How do we know what grounds are required to remove the sheriff from public office? He is an elected official. It may be that he can only be removed by losing the next election, recall, or if he is convicted of a crime.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:13:13 AM PST

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      •  I would think anyone who declares (0+ / 0-)

        they won't do the job for which they are hired is more than sufficient grounds to fire them.

        Anyone who continues to keep an employee who willfully won't perform the duties the job requires deserves to suffer the consequences - and trust me, a slacker employee (elected or not) will be a great detriment to the business/community.

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        by Noddy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:27:19 AM PST

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        •  Noddy - it appears that recall is the only way (0+ / 0-)

          to remove an elected sheriff in Ohio. Here is the code section regarding what it will take to recall the sheriff:

          http://codes.ohio.gov/...

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:39:08 AM PST

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          •  Doesn't matter (0+ / 0-)

            to what I said - regardless of how they are employed and removed from employment - if someone declares that they refuse to comply with the duties of the job, they deserve to lose the job and all associated benefits - including unemployment.

            The technicalities of how it is done is pretty irrelevant.

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            by Noddy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:15:05 PM PST

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