The Founding Fathers in their vision of the proper role of good government understood that the total control of citizens and a reach for unlimited power was a natural tendency of Statism.
Wisely they put the “chains of the Constitution” in place to limit the ability of national government to wrest liberty and property from citizens, and the ultimate authority of governance from state and local elected governments.
The first Amendment outlined the freedoms guaranteed as an unalienable right of being an American, while the Second Amendment provided the means to guarantee federal government could not take away those rights with an open attack on the general population or a dismantling of the U.S. Constitution.
That is why progressive political leaders and anti-constitutionalists are working so feverishly to re-interpret the Second Amendment to end the right of self defense. It will quite literally end the means to protect and preserve the rest of our unalienable rights from totalitarian rule. The Second Amendment and the concept of the citizen militia was born on the notion that large standing professional armies or national police forces 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 reduced financial burden. It also kept control of local matters local, the antithesis of a large federalized police force.It is in this context that we will examine the historical roots of the role of the County Sheriff and why we should support 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.
The Second Amendment was never meant to guarantee the right to hunt or target practice under a controlled political environment. It was always about the right of Americans to protect themselves from an out of control omnipotent federal leviathan such as we are confronting today. Wake up America and join the fight to preserve our great republic.
Sheriff Richard Mack will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming RED PILL EXPO program that will be happening from November 7th thru November 9th in Mesquite, Nevada at the Rising Star Sports Ranch Hotel and Convention Center www.redpillexpo.org Click here to learn more or to purchase tickets for this eye-opening event.
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. Sheriff Mack is the Founder of the CSPOA (Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association) and travels the country lecturing on the role of the Constitutional Sheriff in protecting the liberty guaranteed by our founding documents and why preservation of the Second Amendment is necessary to protect the citizens against totalitarian government.
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