When a sheriff or police officer takes the oath of duty, they swear to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States. They swear to protect and uphold our Bill of Rights, and this is their foremost duty. The purpose of all government – the only reason why we need sheriffs, presidents, governors, legislators, etc. – is to protect our liberty and civil rights. Protecting these rights is paramount – it’s what our government is for at every level.
In the Supreme Court’s ruling on Printz v. United States in 1997, the Court decided in a 5-4 decision that “no officer of the state is subject to Federal Direction”, and that “state legislators are not subject to Federal Direction.” Justice Scalia, who delivered the opinion of the Supreme Court in this case, stated that: “(the U.S. Constitution) divides power among sovereigns and among branches of government precisely so that we may resist the temptation to concentrate power in one location as an expedient solution to the crisis of the day.” This means that the Federal government cannot exploit the ‘crisis of the day’ to take and abuse power which is not theirs.
The implications of this decision are huge! This means that the Federal government cannot force sheriffs and law enforcement to carry out unconstitutional orders which violate the civil and human rights of Americans.
We see that the duty of a sheriff or peace officer is to protect their citizens – regardless of what the ‘law’ dictates. However, many of today’s police officers and sheriffs have been brainwashed into believing that ‘they don’t make the law, they just uphold it.’ They’ve been conditioned into believing that it is their job to enforce and carry out unconstitutional laws. When sheriffs and police enforce unconstitutional laws and violate the civil rights of Americans, they justify it because they’re ‘just following orders’. Does that sound familiar to anyone? This was the reasoning of the Nazi war criminals who slaughted millions and commited crimes against humanity by ‘just following the orders’ of their day. By upholding the ‘law’ and enforcing orders which violated the rights of their own citizens, they committed some of the most reprehensible and heinous crimes in history. Other horrors like slavery and segragation have all been carried out by those who were obeying the law and following orders.
In confronting the medical tyranny which we’re facing today, our sheriffs and police officers need to remember that America was founded upon the belief that the purpose of government is to protect the rights of its citizens, and that they have a duty, first and foremost, to protect the rights of their citizens. Sheriffs and law enforcement often blame judges and legislators for their actions, but they took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and they have a responsibility to uphold this oath. ‘Following orders’ isn’t sufficient reason to carry out unconstitutional orders which violate civil and human rights.
Sheriffs, we’re calling on you to keep your oath and defend the Constitution. When the Federal government passes laws which violate the civil rights of Americans, when medical tyranny progresses under the guise of legislation, when forced vaccination is justified by law – it’s your job to stand up and protect the rights of America’s citizens. Now is the time to keep your oath of office – to be a true American.
For more information about how to educate and support your local Sheriff and his deputies, visit the good Sheriff Richard Mack’s website here: http://www.cspoa.org