Posts Tagged ‘The Constitution’

Terry Box, Sheriff of Collin County, Texas 

Terry Box, Collin County’s sheriff since 1985, says he’s not a gun nut. “But I think there are enough laws on the books right now on purchasing or buying or registering that if they were enforced, this would probably be a safer place to live now,” Sheriff Box said.

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Yesterday, Collin County Sheriff Terry Box of Texas became the latest sheriff to publicly pledge that he would not enforce proposed federal gun bans should they become law, according to Dallas News. Sheriff Box joins a growing number — now at least 127 — of sheriffs across the nation denouncing President Obama’s proposed gun control legislation.

Sheriff Box explained that recent gun deaths have prompted politicians to pass laws that would seriously erode the constitutional rights of innocent and law-abiding citizens.

“Neither I, nor any of my deputies, will participate in the enforcement of laws that violate our precious constitutional rights, including our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” Sheriff Box said.

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According to CBS News on Monday, a dozen Missouri sheriffs — including newly-elected Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon –have signed on to Sheriff’s Heiss’ letter to President Obama, stating that they refused to enforce the proposed gun laws. The names of all the Missouri sheriffs have not yet been released.

Dissension in the Ranks

One lawman — Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson — has publicly disagreed with the growing position taken by his fellow sheriffs. According to in a report filed this morning by NBC News, Sheriff Robinson questioned the other sheriffs, saying:

“Public safety professionals serving in the executive branch do not have the constitutional authority, responsibility, and in most cases, the credentials to determine the constitutionality of any issue. Law enforcement officials should leave it to the courts to decide whether a law is constitutional or not.?

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Authorities Searching Door-to-Door on the Streets of America 

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 Gun Bans Unenforceable Without Door-to-Door Searches

Other law enforcement officials, while not publicly taking sides on the President’s proposed gun laws, have questioned how new federal gun legislation would be enforced. As reported by WKTV on Friday, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol has already examined New York’s new, toughest-in-the-nation 39-page law. The law bans currently legally-possessed assault weapons, and requires owners of such weapons to register them with the state within a year or sell them to an authorized dealer.

But Sheriff Maciol wonders how the law could ever be enforced — aside from searching door to door for such weapons, which raises the specter of massive Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations. Says Sheriff Maciol:

“We don’t know where these guns are because they’re not registered and again I will not and I certainly don’t have the manpower to start going to every person in Oneida County to see if they have a gun. I mean, we’re not going to be doing that.”

Thus, as popular support for new gun laws gradually cools with the passage of time, and reason takes the place of “knee jerk gun control,” gun rights activists may discover that the President’s gun control proposals ultimately have no teeth.

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 Gun Control Activists March Across Brooklyn Bridge

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Sheriff Opposition to Proposed Gun Laws Reaches at Least 127

At least 127, but possibly up to 139 (counting pending declarations from 12 Missouri sheriffs) now publicly oppose proposed federal gun bans and will not enforce them should they become law. The list of those sheriffs below is current as of Jan 23, 2013.

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Alabama sheriffs (3)

(as reported by local news station WHNT, gun rights organization Oath Keepers, media outlet Dothanfirst);

Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes

Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning

Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin

Arizona sheriffs (2)

(according to news outlets TPM and Reason);

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher

Califonia sheriffs (13)

(according to The Modesto Bee, local news stations KRNVand KFSN, and CSPOA);

Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey

Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growden

Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman

Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko

Tehama County Sheriff David Hencraft

Trinity County Sheriff Bruce Haney

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey (letter)

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson (letter)

Colorado sheriffs (4)

(as reported by local television station KWGN, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Official website, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Official Facebook page, the Denver Post);

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey

Weld County Sheriff John Cooke

Delaware sheriffs (1)

(according to CSPOA)

Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher

Georgia sheriffs (3)

(as reported by the Cherokee Tribune, MinnPost Christian Science Monitor and CSPOA);

Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison

Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry

Florida sheriffs (3)

(according to local news station WPTV and Sheriff McKiethen’s personal Facebook page)

Bay County Florida Sheriff Frank McKiethen

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott

Martin County Sheriff Bill Snyder

Idaho sheriffs (2)

(according to news station KIFI and newspaper Idaho Statesman);

Canyon County, Idaho Sheriff Kieran Donahue

Madison County Sheriff Roy Klingler

Indiana sheriffs (1)

(according to CSPOA)

Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers

Kansas sheriffs (1)

(according to the Kansas City Star)

Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning

Kentucky sheriffs (2)

( as reported by NBC News and CSPOA)

Bath County Sheriff John Snedegar

Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman

Minnesota sheriffs (1)

(according to NewsMax)

Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole

Missouri sheriffs (4)

(as reported on BeforeItsNews, IRN News, news stations KOAM and KCTV, and CSPOA);

Johnson County Sheriff Charles Heiss (letter)

Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay (letter)

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox (letter)

Osage County Michael Dixon

Montana sheriffs (2)

(according to radio station 96.3TheBlaze and CSPOA)

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman

Sanders County Sheriff Tom Rummel (letter)

Nevada sheriffs (1)

(as reported by local news station KRNV)

Humboldt County Sheriff Ed Kilgore

New Mexico sheriffs (30)

(according to the Portales News-Tribune, Guns.com and CSPOA)

Roosevelt county sheriff Darren Hooker and the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association (30 out of 33 New Mexico sheriffs)

New York sheriffs (2)

(according to CSPOA)

Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr.

Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond

Ohio sheriffs (2)

(according to radio station KyPost and WCPO);

Boone County Sheriff Michael A. Helmig

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg

Oklahoma sheriffs (1)

(according to CSPOA)

Wagoner County Sheriff Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert

Oregon sheriffs (14)

(as reported by Fox News, online newspaper OregonLive, local radio station KCMB, local television station KMTR, Herald News, gun rights organization Oregon Firearms and CSPOA);

Baker County Sheriff Mitchell Southwick

Coos County Sheriff Craig Zanni (letter)

Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley

Curry County Sheriff John Bishop (letter)

Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin (letter)

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer (letter)

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters (letter)

Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson (letter)

Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah

Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller (letter)

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe (letter)

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett

South Carolina sheriffs (3)

(according to The Post and Courier, news station WYFF and CSPOA);

Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright

Texas sheriffs (3)

(as reported by local news station KLTV, Dallas News and CSPOA)

Collin County Sheriff Terry Box

Randall County Sheriff Joel W. Richardson

Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith

Utah sheriffs (28)

(as reported by CSPOA)

Beaver County Sheriff Cameron M. Noel (letter)

Box Elder County Sheriff J. Lynn Yeates

Chache County Sheriff G. Lynn Nelson

Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova

Daggett County Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson

Duchesne County Sheriff Travis Mitchell Utah

Emery County Sheriff Greg Funk

Garfield County Sheriff James D. Perkins

Grand County Sheriff Steven White

Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower

Juab County Sheriff Alden Orme

Kane County Sheriff Lamont Smith

Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker

Morgan County Sheriff Blaine Breshears

Puite County Sheriff Marty Gleave

Rich County Sheriff Dale Stacey

San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge

Sanpete County Sheriff Brian Nielson

Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis

Summit County Sheriff David Edmunds

Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park

Uintah County Sheriff Jeff Merrell

Wasatch County Sheriff Todd Bonner

Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher

Wayne County Sheriff Kurt Taylor

Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson

Utah County Sheriff James Tracy

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Special thanks to Anthony Jay Blackwell, of The Long Island Civil Liberties Examiner, located at: http://www.examiner.com

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Mistletoe and Mrs. Claus

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“If you think we are free today, you know nothing about tyranny and even less about freedom.” — Tom Braun, Spirit of ’76 radio show: Voice of Warning

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“Most don’t see… most who see don’t care… most who care do nothing. This is the formula for enslavement.” — John Dilligent

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“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.” ― George Washington

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Well, we have managed to keep the lights and the internet turned on. Thirty-four years in a skilled trade that has always been in demand and always should be, and it has become almost impossible to make ends meet. Life has become a daily struggle just to manage the bare bones expenses. And you know what? It’s only going to get worse.

These people are breaking our backs, man, they really are, and they’ve been telling us openly in the headline news the last couple of weeks to brace ourselves for further restrictions and even more taxes. What that boils down to is more wealth and power for them and less for us, its rightful heirs.

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Let me tell you how all this really works: these people act like they are up there dedicating themselves to your betterment and your well-being. They act like they know what’s best for you and you can rely on them to do the best, right, and honorable thing.

But you know what? You might as well be a cow or a stalk of corn to these people — a resource  to manage, like a herd of domestic animals or a huge field of corn — cattle and crops — and the sooner you assimilate that into your thinking processes, the better off you’ll be. Their only interest is in milking you and shucking you, and sending you off to slaughter. And that’s a certified fact.

They have stopped working for us in case that’s not apparent. We now work for them. 

Since they refer to themselves as “trusted public servants”,  you should ask yourself what’s lower than a servant, because that’s the slot you occupy. Now, the servant tells you  what to do. Or what not to do. And you better do it, or else suffer some variety of undesirable consequences. The servants make the rules, and the servants enforce those rules, and you follow those rules, don’t you? Or at least generally speaking and for the most part… or else.

So, what would you call someone who is lower than a servant? It seems to me, that the only thing lower than a servant is a slave. That’s all I can think of: a slave. 

Now theoretically if not historically, you tell the servant what to do and the servant does it. That’s what a servant’s for. If he or she refuses to do whatever it is, something else entirely, or perhaps even nothing at all, that’s not a servant.

In the theoretical case of a Republic (where you live), the public is the Master and the officials in Washington are their servants. Those servants are supposed to be there to carry out the general wishes of the Master, or American public. That’s because it says so in the Constitution, the primary legal basis for this society: a free Republic. And that’s why they are called public servants in the first place: because they exist to serve the public. Period.

If though, the servants ever manage to turn the tables on their Master through cunning and guile, and are not only doing whatever they please, but are in fact working in concert against the best interests of their Master and coercing their Master to acquiesce and follow along with their schemes, making demands upon their Master and threatening him with punishment if he refuses to give in to those demands, then at that point the servants have become the Master and the Master has become a slave.

And that’s where we’re at, right now. Your heritage is that of Master. It’s your inheritance, handed down to you from the Founding Fathers, and guaranteed you by the Constitution they drafted and enacted in order to bestow that privilege upon you — sovereign privilege — and guarantee its continuing effect. In a free Republic the citizen is sovereign, not the president, or anyone else for that matter. The citizen is the top of the food chain, so to speak.

That is the essence of a Constitutional Republic.

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Liberty is: “… The power of acting as one thinks fit, without any restraint or control, except from the laws of nature.” (Bouvier’s law dictionary) Liberty’s applied freedom is that each individual is sovereign and united with all other sovereign freemen is/are “to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them,” (Declaration of Independence) Freedom is then, … “the right to do what is not forbidden by law (as constitutionally defined, natural law, as is averse to the codes, ordinances, regulations, rules, statutes, etc. of man that conflicts with natural law). “Freedom does not preclude the idea of subjection to law; indeed, it presupposes the existence of some legislative provision, the observance of which insures freedom to us, by securing the like observance from others.” 2 Har. Cond. L. R. 208 (Bouvier’s law dictionary)

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Well, way back when, it actually worked that way. Today, it does not. So I do believe that somewhere along the way, somebody got cheated out of the bulk of their rightful inheritance, and is in the painful process of losing what little is left. Go look in the mirror and you’ll see who. Then look at your wife, your kids, your friends and your neighbors… yes, they’ve all gotten the shaft as well.

We’re going to have to figure out what to do with this brood, while we have any practical resources left to us, and before it’s too late. It is our inalienable right as sovereign American citizens to reject a government gone rogue and replace it with another. But somehow the concept sounds impractical if not intimidating. I’ve never heard of this suggested seriously and backed-up by any practical plan. And I don’t think the bulk of the population even knows they have this right… 

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Santa and Nude Mrs. Claus

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“Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate. The future is in your hands…” — William “Bill” Cooper

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What’s actually being left out here (or is simply failing to be properly emphasized) is that with the passing of the unconstitutional Patriot Act came a newfound status for ALL American citizens — that of “enemy combatants” on their own home soil. The Patriot Act not only draws no distinctions beween Americans and foreigners as potential “terrorists” and “enemy combatants”, it actually outlined the gravest future threat as coming from “disgruntled American veterans” and “gun owners”. That just happens to include at least half the population. and the entire population if you only include the “disgruntled”…

So, what he’s not telling you while he’s beating you over the head with the Gitmo detainees and the Al Qaeda terrorist cells ( “… in distant, crowded cities” ) — projecting a mental image that the effects of this clearly draconian policy will only be perceived “way out there somewhere”, in a “distant” location, teeming with multitudes of anonymous foreigners we don’t know and will never live to meet or greet, but who, strangely enough, are apparently all out to kill us —  is that the same principles, practices, and policies will apply to you… you and your family, friends and neighbors — to all American citizens.

The result will be the utter desolation and complete destruction of the most important and profound protections written into the Constitution and given to you by the Founding Fathers: the right to be safe and secure within your persons, your vehicles and your homes, without having to live in perpetual fear of unreasonable, unfettered search and seizure — of your homes, your property, and even you or your loved ones, by the rogue agents of a tyrannical centralized government spun out of all semblance of rational and ethical control. 

According to this plan, any American citizen, regardless of age, creed, color, religious or professional affiliation, can simply be snatched off the streetcorner or kidnapped out of their homes, without warning and without legal warrant in the dead of night, restrained, detained and incarcerated indefinitely, without formal charges and without the right to an attorney and without the right to a trial by a jury of their peers — the “rule of law” this country was founded on and the Constitution was written around. It really simply flies in the face of everything this nation has ever stood for.

This will be done under the guise of “preventing future threats”, and will thus have a devastating impact on the First Amendment’s protections of our freedom of speech and the right to peaceful assembly as well. It will serve to effectively curb all open protest against the fascist regime which has usurped the federal government and is now in the midst of consolidating its absolute authoritarian control over everyone and everything currently located within our borders.

That it was never meant to be this way should be a no-brainer. How it got this way is clear. Just what to do about it is a little more complex. But people, if you don’t start waking up real fast and taking some form of appropriate action, the next time you look up you’ll have nothing left of any real value. And you may have nothing left at all.

Your choice.   

Western sheriffs mount up to throw down on the District of Criminals

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“A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague”  — Tullius Cicero

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“Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.” — Ancient Proverb

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There’s nothing that’ll strike fear into the hearts of a vicious gang of ruthless outlaws like a sheriff’s posse. The fearless and noble contemporary counterparts of the legends of the wild west are riding again tonight. Straight out of the annals of history and into the modern arena they ride, at a historic moment whose time has come, blazing a trail of glory behind them once again as they head not for Jackson’s Hole this time, but a much deeper, darker hole indeed, much the size of Washington DC.

They’ve got their work cut out for them. This den of modern two-legged vipers makes the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang look like an all-girl’s Sunday choir. A den of utter iniquity, filled with men of ill repute and bad temperament, and shady varmints of every low ilk and criminal persuasion. Unconscionable men, engaged in the most heinous atrocities imaginable, all for the sake of stealing as much gold as they can possibly get away with.

The sheriffs have put out a general call-to-arms, they are asking for our help and support in their noble and historic battle for freedom. They’re surrounded and outnumbered, but making a valiant stand for our life and liberty, even at the risk of their own. Upholding the tradition, the stuff that legends are made of…  

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