[Ed. – The most ordinary reference there is — U.S. principles of law and law enforcement are indisputably a heritage from the English tradition — and one made routinely for many years by political leaders from all parties. In 2018, mind-losing progressives experience core meltdown when Jeff Sessions makes the reference.]
Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew the ire of progressives (again) when he addressed the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting on Monday, saying “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office.” Can you guess what phrase triggered them? Yeah, it was the very non-racist and historically accurate “Anglo-American” (via Newsweek):
“Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” he said at the organization’s winter conference. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office.” …
There could well be an innocent explanation for Sessions’s comment, with some speculating that he meant only to refer to the policing structure the United States inherited from Britain or even the Anglo-Saxon route of the word. …
But Sessions’s history led some on social media to be less generous with their interpretation.
[L]iberals blew a gasket, with tweets saying he went “full white supremacy,” and that he removed his white hood.