In writing this thread I assume that the majority of you and all ATS members are unified in believing one, some of, or all of the
1. Our government is corrupt entirely or in some way or fashion.
2. Politics are tweaked for major or specific interests.
3. Revolution is inevitable and looming in our country/world.
4. Society is crumbling and eroding due to recent, national or world events.
5. Our economy and way of life is threatened by the views & actions of those who would feel favorable in regards to controlling, micromanaging
and determining the outcome of our lives.
6. You don't agree with big brother and think his scope of control is much too encompassing.
7. You want a revolution for differing reasons.
8. You want a change in our current world situation for whatever reason it is.
Now assuming you believe one of those things I have concluded that everyone in ATS for the most part would like to be part of a change or would
like to assist a change towards the better whether it be total revolution or freedom and liberty by taking a stand against the elite, FED, big brother
or other authority. Regardless of the details, to deal with these problems, the ultimate outcome of something needs to be changed.
I have come to conclude that at this point in time our best option towards change of any or all of the above MUST begin at a local level and branch
out from there, unless of course you have some kind of political clout and office that shares these views and can strategically make a difference from
Cop's and military are the opposition's main defense when we get tired of being tossed around, oppressed and finally take a stance against them.
I'll say that again. "COP'S AND MILITARY" naturally assume they are protecting us, which they are, until they are used against us for corrupt
purposes. That is why it is necessary to help enlighten and inform them of our expectations from them in regards to being protected from all enemies
including foreign and domestic, in regards to holding them to the constitution, which they swore to uphold and when it involves their orders from
those against us seeking to destroy our individual liberty. We need to inform them of the protection we expect of them.
Most take orders and follow them through as that is their job but there are also those authorities, officials and such that are aware of what is
happening. It is our job to further the process so that when TSHTF, when it really happens, their ideals and education are much more tuned to protect
us from our oppressive and unconstitutional government than the other way around.
Let's be honest here. Nothing is going to happen until we as a nation and world begin to take some action, not just talk about it, not just whine
about the world, not just spout our opinions at our oppositely viewed friends and think we accomplished something. In order to facilitate the process
of change, of unity, we must take some kind of action directed towards those that protect us but those that can also be used against us - local police
and your sheriff.
Many of you have made your concerns known to your local officials and I applaud you. For those who haven't or would like to actually take a first
or additional step in the right direction, would like to do something, make a difference and facilitate a more freedom driven world, I approach you
Yes, they can represent us and they should!
A sheriff is in principle a legal official with responsibility for a county. In practice, the specific combination of legal, political, and
ceremonial duties of a sheriff varies greatly from country to country.
The word "sheriff" is a contraction of the term "shire reeve". The term, from the Old English scīrgerefa, designated a royal official responsible
for keeping the peace (a "reeve") throughout a shire or county on behalf of the king. The term was preserved in England notwithstanding the
Norman Conquest. From the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms the term spread to several other countries, at an early point to Scotland, latterly to Ireland and the
In the United States, a sheriff is generally, but not always, the highest law enforcement officer of a county.
Primarily the Sheriff in many cases has the duty of being the law enforcement for the county that they represent. They have duties such as being
the police force for the courthouse of the county as well as handling the duties of running a county jail if one exists.
They are also responsible for overseeing transporting of prisoners as well as enforcing traffic laws on county highways if they fall in the proper
jurisdiction. There are some specific things in regards to most County Sheriff departments.
In many cases, the Sheriffs are elected official. That means that he or she is responsible to the people as they are holding a public office.
So not only do they have the job of enforcing the law, but they are also responsible for keeping the people in their county or jurisdiction happy with
the job that they are doing. In many cases, the mayor of the city or the city council appoints the police chief, whereas the Sheriffs are public
He or she is still responsible for upholding all aspects of the law. They are not simply a public figure who is allowed to carry a gun and a badge.
They are representatives who enforce the law as well as practice it.
So, he or she is a lawmaker, representative and landlord all rolled into one. They maintain the peace in the community that they represent by being
elected and maintaining the trust of the people that elect them.
As you can see above, the sheriff has lots of duties and role to play in the criminal justice fields. To put it mildly, it is lots of responsibility
for one little title, which many people do not think about.
[edit on 29-4-2010 by Crossfate]