My Valentine Came Early
21 minutes ago
Mr. [name withheld] has won me over with his verbosity and convoluted logic. Indeed, this is a country based on rule of law, and by extension, those paid to uphold such laws are heroes! In light of this we should beg Mr. Arnold Shapiro to produce the following shows as pitched below (obviously historical reenactments, but in spirit, identical in context to Homeland Security USA).
Defenders of Democracy - U.S.A. Against the Victimizing Vote
This Arnold Shapiro produced made for TV movie follows the travails of brave U. S. Attorney Richard Crowley doing his job to make sure those who would threaten our democracy by voting illegally pay for their crimes. When undesirables turn up to flout the law and vote in violation of the 1870's Enforcement Act, Richard Crowley does his prosaic and apolitical duty of prosecuting.
Separate, but Equal U.S.A.
If safeguarding Americans from the nefarious other from without constitutes brave and selfless service, how about from within? Just a few decades ago, before interference with States' Rights, certain folk knew their place. In fact, their place was inshrined in law. "Separate, but Equal U.S.A." is Arnold Shapiro's attempt to show how southern law enforcement protected our communities from those that would illegally cross lines they weren't supposed to cross, and committing dangerous acts like sitting on the wrong part of the bus and leering at our womenfolk. "This isn't political or about whether Jim Crow was morally wrong." said a Shapiro spokesperson. "This is about average men on the front lines upholding the laws at that time."
U.S.A. Marshals: Breaking the Contraband Network
Our democracy has always been a nation of laws, and any law or law enforcement agency protecting the sanctity of private property should be afforded the highest honors of all. This series follows ordinary U.S. Marshals performing their sacred duty of tracking down those stealing plantation property. These brave men also investigate a wide underground network of conspirators and lawbreakers aiding and abetted these fugitives. While critics of this Arnold Shapiro produced series see it as a defense of chattel slavery, they need to understand these brave marshals didn't write the "Fugitive Slave Law of 1850," they merely did their jobs.
Shall I go on?
Jacobin: No Friend of Immigrants
CounterPunch: Crackdown on Skid Row