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Originally posted by LifeIsPeculiar
reply to post by randyvs
I wouldn't get my hopes up. Foriegn troops are in place...
They were when the first American Revolution took place as well.
If people would vote ONLY for those who will support Constitutional rule, there wouldn't be any issues with our government. Americans vote very stupidly and repetitively. Cure that, and there will be a peaceful return to normalcy.
Originally posted by michaelbrux
reply to post by LifeIsPeculiar
your views advocate the usurping of additional powers by local law enforcement; possibly at the expense of the federal system. and you justify this based on sheriffs status as an elected official. sheriffs take no oaths with regard to the constitution and have no powers under the constitution,
edit on 13-6-2012 by michaelbrux because: (no reason given)
The Office of the Sheriff has existed for over one thousand years and is the oldest law enforcement position in the United States. The word Sheriff is derived from the “Shire-Reeve” (who was the most powerful English law authority figure). Throughout history, the sheriff was recognized as the chief law enforcement officer in his shire or county, and was responsible for maintaining law and order and being an officer of the peace.
The County Sheriff is elected by, for, and of the People, and is our last line of defense against an oppressive and over-reaching government and tyranny. The Sheriffs are powerful executors of the law, and the Supreme law of the land is the Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in “The value of Constitutions”, that “there is no honorable law enforcement authority in Anglo-American law so ancient as that of the county sheriff whose role as a peace officer goes back at least to the time of Alfred the Great.”
Constitutional Oath of Office
Oath of Office-Sacred Duty
Candidate for sheriff, Miguel County, NM, 2010
My Oath of Office will be to the original Constitution, to We the People, not to the Federal Corporation identified as the “United States”.
My Oath of Office will consist of the following words:
“I, Ricardo “Rico” S. Giron, hereby do solemnly swear that I will support and defend this Constitution for the united States of America, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help me God”.
I will take no other Oath of Office and certainly not to the corporation known as the “United States”.
My Oath of Office will be to the Citizens of San Miguel not to the corporation known as the “United States” described in “Moratorium on Mortgage Foreclosures”, platform # 1.
so, you think that the head of the EPA should be elected?
i've had enough contact with the police to feel confident that they operate well within the confines of the law. whether it be city cops, county sheriffs or CO's at the state correctional facilities.
Former Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, addresses the sheriffs Monday morning and covers, among other things, his lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center, how the 8th Amendment's forbidding excessive fines and cruel punishment was his big awakening, (He asks if we think the $7BILLION collected annually from radar gun tickets is excessive enough.), the oath of office, the Bill of Rights and its origin, EPA fines, federal over reach, SWAT team abuses, the 10th Amendment, Nullification, Federal Judge John Roll, and much much more. "We swear an oath, can't take our job unless we do. But, then we don't have to keep it. Really, that's what we're gonna decide... is if we do." Mack explains that he was fortunate to have support from a national organization to take and win his case before the Supreme Court but that "90% of the people in America cannot even touch that system. They don't have the time nor the money to reach, even think about reaching that system. And so you want to tell the citizens, for their rights to be secure, go to the courts. To a completely unreachable system." And when the people go to their sheriffs, they're told, "Go get a good lawyer. And there's your justice system America. Go get a lawyer and go ask the courts to take care of you. Do any of you really think that the founding fathers intended for our American system to be based on freedom, individual liberty decided by the US Supreme Court? And that's the only place you can get it? I hardly think so." NOTE: The post event feedback surveys clearly indicated that this kind of training on the Constitution was the number one component that sheriffs wanted more of.