many years, the people’s attention in the Battle for America has
been directed toward the federal government and its offices. Candidates
stand for the House and the Senate. Patriotic groups publish voting
records of incumbents. Considerable time, effort and money are expended
in support of candidates for President. After decades of such commendable
activity, the record shows it is an utter failure. The danger to the
nation is worse than it ever was.
many of those years, Republicrud bosses whined that if the people would
only give them control of the federal government, they would undo Democrud
damage and restore Free Enterprise. Finally, the people gave it to them.
Remember? The Republicruds controlled the House, the Senate and the
Oval Office long enough to turn the country around. What happened? The
Republicruds made our problems much worse. Their spending made the profligate
drunken sailor look like Scrooge. They deserved it when the people kicked
them out. They lost all credibility.
there is Dr. Ron Paul. But Dr. No is a political aberration. Time and
again, he stands alone. He has neither men’s room problems nor
woman problems. He doesn’t take congressional retirement. He actually
returns “money” (computer entries) to the federal treasury.
He proposes abolishing the Fed and the income tax and replacing them
with nothing. In foreign affairs he suggests that we mind our own business.
Imagine! But, again, he is an aberration.
Certainly one reason has to be that we ship the successful congressional
candidate off to the District of Corruption. However good the new congressman
may have been when he or she boarded the plane to the District; he is
subjected to intoxicating blandishments when he arrives in the enemy
he succumbs to the blandishments, maybe even making himself blackmailable,
and begins to vote as the party boss says, without even reading the
bills. Instead of representing the people of his congressional district
in the District of Criminals, he represents the D.C. to the C.D. He
or she now is one of the boys or the girls. It has happened hundreds
if the long, heroic effort to elect federal legislators has failed,
does there remain any governmental Horatius who can stand in the gap;
who can lead the Battle for America and restore the Constitution? There
is. Lock and load, mount up and prepare for the return of the sheriff.
guess is that in the minds of many Americans the sheriff is an antiquated
figure who lives in the movies. In the older movies he is the hero;
he is Gary Cooper in “High Noon,” awaiting the train that
will bring killer Frank Miller back to town. In the new ones, he is
the southern sheriff, even bigger than Rosie O’Donnell, sneering,
sadistic, racist, violent, etc. He has no modern relevance.
now here comes Sheriff Richard Mack, elected and re-elected in Graham
County, Arizona, where he served for eight years. During his tenure,
three federal agents came to a meeting of Arizona sheriffs and told
them in certain terms how they would be dragooned as unpaid federal
bureaucrats and administer the new, federal Brady gun registration law.
law was named of course for Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, who
was severely wounded in the immensely suspicious attempt to assassinate
the President. Since then, Mrs. Brady has become a leader of the campaign
for Nazi gun confiscation. I don’t know whether she was as crazy
before the shootings as she is now. Just one more increment of lunacy
and they would have to lock her up.
Mack and the other Arizona sheriffs at the meeting rebelled. Sheriff
Richard says the language he heard – in which he did not participate
– could not be repeated in the presence of genteel Christian ladies,
so we can’t tell you here what the sheriffs said. But Sheriff
Mack did take the government to court. He sued the United States, and
Sheriff Jay Printz of Montana joined him as plaintiff.
June 27th, 1997, the sheriffs won; in Printz v. U.S. (521 U.S.
898) the U.S. Supreme Court struck Brady down. Associate Justice Antonin
Scalia wrote the ruling for the Court, in which he explained our system
of government at length. The justly revered system of checks and balances
is the key:
. . The great innovation of this design was that ‘our citizens
would have two political capacities, one state and one federal, each
protected from incursion by the other’” – “a
legal system unprecedented in form and design, establishing two orders
of government, each with its own direct relationship, its own privity,
its own set of mutual rights and obligations to the people who sustain
it and are governed by it.” (P. 920)
quotes President James Madison, “father” of the Constitution:
“[T]he local or municipal authorities form distinct and independent
portions of the supremacy, no more subject, within their respective
spheres, to the general authority than the general authority is subject
to them, within its own sphere.” The Federalist, No.
39 at 245.
and again, Justice Scalia pounds the point home (page 921): “This
separation of the two spheres is one of the Constitution’s structural
protections of liberty: ‘Just as the separation and independence
of the coordinate branches of the Federal Government serve to prevent
the accumulation of excessive power in any one branch, a healthy balance
of power between the States and the Federal Government will reduce the
risk of tyranny and abuse from either front.’. . .” Gregory,
501 U.S. at 458.
quotes President Madison again: “In the compound republic of America,
the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct
governments, and then the portion allotted to each subdivided among
distinct and separate departments. Hence a double security arises to
the rights of the people. The different governments will control each
other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself.”
one could make this any clearer. The primary purpose of the Fathers
was to prevent someone from grabbing all the power. When that happens,
they knew, the result is arbitrary, confiscatory, government, the kind
Tom Jefferson described in the Declaration of Independence. We would
call it totalitarian.
explains: “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,
and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and
whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced
the very definition of tyranny.” Federalist No. 48, February
To prevent that from happening, they divided the power. First, they
divided the federal power into three parts: the executive, the legislative
and the judicial. They would bicker among themselves, so that no one
of them could seize all the power the Constitution grants to the federal
Founders divided the power even more. They set the limited power the
Constitution grants the “general authority,” Madison’s
term for the federal government, against the vast residual powers of
the states. Each sphere of government, state and federal, would be supreme
in its own sphere. Neither could control the other. Each protects itself
from intervention by the other. Each has its own laws and rules.
says this: “Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans
possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence
of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by
which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the
enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple
government of any form can admit of.” Loc. Cit.
does all this mean today in the Battle for America? Sheriff Mack says
it proves that the sheriff is the highest governmental authority in
his county. Within that jurisdiction – inside his county –
the sheriff has more power than the governor of his state. Indeed, the
sheriff has more power in his county than the President of the United
States. In his county, he can overrule the President and kick his
people out. Remember, the President has few and limited powers.
The sheriff can do that? He’s not just a character in a movie?
That’s right. Not only can the sheriff do that; sheriffs have
already done that, more than once. Most Americans are not aware of that
because lying, conspiracy scumbags like Rush Humbug, Shallow Sean Hannitwerp
and Hugh Blewitt (a lawyer) etc., haven’t told them.
the office of sheriff has a pedigree so long, we are not positive about
when it was created. We think it was in the Ninth Century in England.
We do know that each land district, or “shire,” was governed
by a “reeve.” The sheriff of Nottingham became famous. At
first, the king appointed them. With few exceptions, our American shire
reeves are elected by the people.
1997, in Nye County, Nevada, federal agents arrived to seize cattle
that belonged to rancher Wayne Hage. The sheriff gave them a choice:
skedaddle or be arrested. They skedaddled. The cows stayed where they
were. Wyoming sheriffs have told federal agencies they must check with
the respective sheriff before they serve any papers, make any arrests
or confiscate any property.
Idaho, a 74-year-old rancher shot an endangered gray wolf which had
killed one of his calves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent three
armed agents to serve a warrant. Lemhi County Sheriff Brett Barslou
said that was “inappropriate, heavy-handed and dangerously close
to excessive force.” More than 500 people turned out for a rally
in the small towns of Challis and Salmon to support the sheriff and
the rancher and to tell the federal government to back off.
Richard Mack was sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, a bridge washed
out. Parents had to drive twenty six miles to get their kids to school
half a mile across the river. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wouldn’t
fix it. First they had to do an “environmental impact study,”
to replace a bridge already there. They were in no hurry. The study
would take a mere ten years.
people’s suffering reached the board of supervisors. The board
voted to dredge the river and fix the bridge. The feds warned that they
would be fined $50,000 per day if they tried. The supervisors hesitated.
Sheriff Mack promised them and the workers protection and pledged to
call out a posse for the purpose if necessary. They built the bridge
and the Corps of Engineers faded. The board never paid a dime.
the long dormant spirit of America is reviving. The states are beginning
to adopt Tenth Amendment resolutions, using powers they have always
had. The people are restoring our long unbalanced constitutional system.
There is something “blowin’ in the wind,” but it isn’t
what Bob Dylan thought it was. Recently, Sheriff Mack addressed 570
people in Fredericksburg, Texas. He reports that the reception was “beyond
can you do? For once we are not just complaining. There is a plan. I
do not argue that you should forget about Congress. Not at all; if you
see an opportunity there, take it. Always remember that right now it
is run by people like Barney the Bugger of Taxachusetts, who will be
elected by moronth in hith dithtrict until he dieth of AIDS.
of the time, when you approach your congressman, you come to complain.
In the new crusade, you will approach your sheriff and tell him that
he is not only handsome, charming and overwhelmingly masculine, but
also that he has powers he may not be aware of. You have come to tell
him what they are and to back him up. My guess is, when you tell him
that, he will not kick you out.
him you expect him to return the courtesy when the Nazis come from the
District of Criminals to get the guns. Tell him you are ready in a minute
to serve under his direction in a posse. He will not move to Washington
and be corrupted. He will stay there with you. Show him the ten orders
the Oath Keepers will not obey. The Oath Keepers are retired and active
duty military and police. Their web site is oath-keepers.blogspot.com.
The first order they promise to disobey is an order to disarm you.
him together with Sheriff Mack. You will find him at sheriffmack.com.
His telephone numbers are 928 792-4340 and 928 792-3888. Bring the sheriff
to your town to speak. He will explain all this. Invite your own sheriff.
At the meeting I attended, the local sheriff and chief of police were
there and loved what they heard. No one dislikes hearing how important
if your sheriff is stupid or a federal factotum? That is what you will
find in many big cities. I once interviewed Los Angeles County Sheriff
Peter Pitchess, who said no one should have a hand gun. I asked him
how a five foot lady alone in bed could defend herself from a rapist.
Realizing he was perilously close to making himself look even dumber
than he did usually, Pitchess conceded she could have a long gun.
brightened. A street sweeper isn’t really the best weapon for
close quarters, but it would give the lady a chance. Unfortunately,
Pitchess added the word, “unloaded.” I asked him what that
five foot lady with an unloaded shotgun could do against a six foot
rapist. A police captain sat beside Pitchess during the interview. His
job was to extricate Peter from the jams he persisted on getting himself
into. The police captain extruded a barrage of miasma. It was effective.
I did not get an answer. In
such cases, says Sheriff Mack, move to a county where the sheriff is
receptive. Many more will be. For instance, in Texas there are 254 counties.
Each has a sheriff. If it is feasible to do so, run for sheriff yourself.
Even your wife will be impressed when she sees you with a hog leg on
your hip and a star on your vest. Imagine the intense joy of meeting
IRS Communists or BATFE Nazis at the county line and denying them admission.
Battle for America will be decided in your county at your front door.
If you act now, later you will not need to “fill your hand.”
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