The story of America is filled with examples of citizens standing together against tyranny, willing to risk their lives and personal fortunes to maintain freedom for their families, friends and neighbors. Sadly, that is becoming an uncommon occurance in modern America as we travel further down the path of socialism. As we lose our identities as rugged individuals and become soft and subservient to powerful government, we also see law and order become less civil and certainly less inclined to protect the rights of the common man.
The federalizing of law enforcement is no accident. The further you move away from local law enforcement that knows and interacts daily with the citizens it is meant to serve and protect, the more likely that you will see abuses in power and a much more authoritarian attitude toward citizens. Local policing is now heavily subsidized by federal money……..with many strings attached. It is the exceptional County Sheriff that understands his constitutional role to protect and defend the rights of the folks who elected him and be willing to walk away from all the federal money if it does not serve the best interests of the citizens.
The concept of the citizen militia was born on the notion that large standing professional armies were the natural enemy of true liberty and that an entire population of trained and organized local militias would provide a much more formidable force against foreign and domestic enemies with a much lesser financial burden. This spawned the notion of an armed and patriotic American behind every rock. A citizen militia made up of many millions from every profession and skillset could provide an amazing array of resources and talent for natural and manmade disasters that affect local communities and the nation at large.
It is in this context that we will examine the historical roots of the role of the County Sheriff and the well regulated militia and how these two independent groups could be used to bolster and improve local law enforcement in an age when the trend is to nationalize and even internationalize all law enforcement and military functions away from local control.
Wake up America and join the fight to preserve our great republic.
Sheriff Richard Mack began his career with the Provo Police Department as a parking enforcement cadet while attending BYU. A couple of years later he became a full-time officer and was soon promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and Detective. His most traumatic experience there was a one-year assignment as an undercover narcotics agent. After nearly 11 years at Provo PD, Mack decided to return to his childhood turf in Arizona and run for Graham County Sheriff. His campaign took off and he was elected in 1988.
He was sheriff for two terms until 1997. He was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties in 1994, received the NRA Law Officer of the Year, inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame, 1995 Cicero Award, Samuel Adams Leadership Award from the Local Sovereignty Coalition, and Gun Owners of America Defender of the Second Amendment Award.
During his tenure, federal officers informed the sheriffs of the state that they would be required to enforce the so-called “Brady Bill” and run background checks at their expense under the law. In 1994, Mack and six other sheriffs from across the country, challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Bill
and ultimately, fought it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where they won a monumental decision for freedom.
Edwin Vieira, Jr., holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and J.D. (Harvard Law School).
For more than thirty years he has practiced law, with emphasis on constitutional issues. In the Supreme Court of the United States he successfully argued or briefed the cases leading to the landmark decisions Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, and Communications Workers of America v. Beck, which established constitutional and statutory limitations on the uses to which labor unions, in both the private and the public sectors, may apply fees extracted from nonunion workers as a condition of their employment.
He has written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals, and lectured throughout the county. His most recent work on money and banking is the two-volume Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (2002), the most comprehensive study in existence of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective.
He is also the co-author (under a nom de plume) of the political novel CRA$HMAKER: A Federal Affaire (2000), a not-so-fictional story of an engineered crash of the Federal Reserve System, and the political upheaval it causes.
His latest book is: “How To Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary” … and Constitutional “Homeland Security,” Volume One, The Nation in Arms are available on Amazon.
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