America’s Sheriffs Join Forces To 'Take Our Country Back from The Government'
When you live in a City, the people of the city make their own regulations and rules. When you live outside the city in the county, the county rules and regulations apply. Some counties have large cities, and they tend to impose harsh guidelines to rural county residents. If you move to a rural county without any large cities, you may discover that there is little or no code enforcement or regulation in such regions. Such rural counties often recognize that little regulation is necessary on it's population, yet some State and Federal agencies often "target at will." If there's money in it for any department to go in and "regulate," they come running with their clipboard, guns-a-blazing to collect funds. It is many of these overbearing circumstances where a local sheriff has both a right and an obligation to step in. A sheriff is voted into position by the local population, and is thereby endowed with more authority for that region than any federal agency.
Many who live off the grid are far from population centers or live in the "boonies" with an intention to escape crowds, traffic, to build as they see fit, to grow and do as they like, and to be in a place of seclusion without bothering others. Along with that expectation is the expectation of being left alone by governmental agencies as well. When you live in the wilderness, "you don't want the forest ranger telling you to put out your fireplace," unless there's a just reason.
A group of frustrated lawmen have decided to band together to take a stand against the current Administrations' attempts to “run citizens over.”
Reports state that the “Sagebrush Sheriffs” or “constitutional sheriffs” have been using their positions locally to run federal officials out of each of their respective counties, stating that they are not afraid to even take their efforts to the point of breaking the law if it means defending true or Constitutional rights.
Former sheriff from Graham County, AZ, Richard Mack, published an article titled “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope” in 2009 that details how sheriffs are the “last line of defense” and that their duty is to protect individual liberties in the face of an out-of-control federal government.
During a recent interview with High Country News, Mack claims that sheriffs can successfully lead the fight to rescue America from “the cesspool of corruption.” By refusing to enforce federal and state laws that they deem unconstitutional, "our citizens will be protected from injustice." Mack also believes that sheriffs “have the power to nullify federal authority.”
“There is no solution in Washington, D.C. for many locally derived issues.,” Mack concluded. “If we’re going to take America back, it’s going to be at a local level.”
The “Sagebrush Sheriffs” or “constitutional sheriffs” have been using their local positions to fight detrimental environmental regulation, run federal officials out of their respective counties and are not afraid to "break the law if it means defending our Constitutional rights."
In 2009, Richard Mack published an article called “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope.” In that writing, he argued that sheriffs are the “last line of defense” and that their duty is to protect individual liberties in the face of an out-of-control federal government.
Mack is a former sheriff from Graham County, Arizona. In a recent interview with High Country News, he claims that sheriffs can successfully lead the fight to rescue America from “the cesspool of corruption.” By refusing to enforce federal and state laws that they deem unconstitutional, our citizens will be protected from injustice. Mack also believes that sheriffs “have the power to nullify federal authority.”
So many regulators today are trained into a job field in position of authority without understanding the reasons for the rules, and the purpose of the laws. There is disregard for the understanding that a government employee serves the population and not the other way around. Until this perception is corrected, the "Sagebush Sherrifs" feel justified in their position.
What do you think of what they're doing?