Sheriffs tell Obama he can take his attack on the Constitution and shove it

17 Jan
Sheriffs tell Obama he can take his attack on the Constitution and shove it

Beginning with Sheriff Mueller, a 28 year law enforcement veteran, a number of Sheriffs around the country have begun to voice their opposition to the unconstitutional gun grab being orchestrated by the Obama administration.

Linn Country Sheriff Tim Mueller wrote a compelling letter to Vice President Biden, the head of Obama’s 2nd Amendment Hit Squad, eloquently stating his intentions should the federal government attempt to undermine the citizens right to keep and bear arms.

“In the wake of recent criminal events, politicians are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by advocating for laws that would prevent honest, law-abiding Americans from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines.”

“We are Americans.  We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws.”

“Any federal regulation enacted by Congress or by executive order of the president offending the constitutional rights of my citizens shall not be enforced by me or by my deputies, nor will I permit the enforcement of any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers within the borders of Linn County, Oregon.”

“In summary, it is the position of this sheriff that I refuse to participate, or stand idly by, while my citizens are turned into criminals due to the unconstitutional actions of misguided politicians.”

This isn’t some whimsical note that some guy sent the administration.  This is a man, elected by his county as the highest ranking law enforcement officer in that county, saying not only that he doesn’t like unconstitutional laws, not only will he not enforce them, but that he will not stand idly by while the federal government tries to enforce them.

This Sheriff is willing to actively defend his people and their rights from the encroaching hand of a federal government drunk on it’s own highfalutin pomposity.

And it would appear he is not alone.  On top of states pushing legislation to arrest federal agents who attempt to impose unconstitutional federal laws in their states, a number of other Sheriffs across the country have followed Mueller’s lead and have vocally announced that they too will not betray their citizens by allowing unconstitutional laws to be enforced in their counties.

In Oregon for starters, 3 other sheriffs have joined Mueller to stand against tyranny.  Sheriffs Bishop, Zanni and Hensley have promised their citizens that they will stand up for them against any federal law that would see their liberty denied and their freedom curtailed.

Jackson County’s Sheriff, Denny Peyman has also come out and assured his citizens that he will not enforce the administrations attack on liberty. “My office will not comply with any federal actions which violate the United States Constitution or the Kentucky Constitution which I swore to uphold.”  He considers it “a moral obligation,” and he’s got “a team of attorneys to step up with me if necessary.”

Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole of Minnesota has joined the wave for freedom by voicing his opposition saying  he would consider any new federal regulation on guns to be illegal and would “refuse to carry it out.”

These are just a few in the avalanche of Sheriffs standing up for their counties and opposing tyranny.

It is a good first step.  If you live in a county where one of these Davids is standing up to Goliath, let them know how appreciative.  If your Sheriff hasn’t voiced an opinion or is willing to let your constitutional rights be ravaged by a insatiable federal meat grinder, contact them and let them know where you stand.

With enough voices joining in, the walls of Obama’s gun grabbing regime will crumble beneath our shout.


Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Uncategorized


20 responses to “Sheriffs tell Obama he can take his attack on the Constitution and shove it

  1. Matt Cramer

    January 17, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Sheriff Smith in Larimer County, CO has joined this list as well. Here is the letter he posted on his Facebook page yesterday:

    Preserving our Constitutional Republic

    The United States was very deliberatively established as a Constitutional Republic. John Adams said it succinctly “We are a nation of laws, not a nation of men.” Our founding was based on the clear understanding that we are endowed by our Creator with our unalienable Rights. While our Constitution clearly defined these Rights, it did not create or establish these rights and no government official has the authority to take these Rights away.

    The most basic of these Rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To assure the protection of these Rights, our Constitution was amended in 1791 with the Bill of Rights. The second Right articulated in the amendments was the Right of self-protection by individual citizens through the private ownership and possession of firearms.

    Our founders had the wisdom to establish a nation where citizens granted the authority to be governed from the local level up to the federal level and they made it clear that the powers of the federal government were to be limited to only the areas defined in our Constitution. The government established by our Constitution is a divided government which created a balance of powers between the legislative, judicial and executive branches. Each branch has limited powers and each has an ability to keep the other in check. The executive branch is empowered to enforce laws, but not to establish laws.

    That has not changed.

    Colorado was established with the Constitutional Office of Sheriff. Statutes define the specific duties of the Sheriff, but through tradition and law, it is clear, the Sheriff’s duties include the absolute obligation to protect the Rights of the citizens of the county, and the Sheriff is accountable directly to those citizens. The Colorado Sheriff occupies this independent office which is not a subservient department of county, state or federal government.

    As Sheriff, I will not:
    • Enforce unconstitutional federal laws
    • Obey unconstitutional laws
    • Allow others to violate the Constitutional Rights of those in my county

    I encourage thinking citizens of all political affiliations, or no political affiliation, to carefully and logically follow the shell game that is occurring before their very eyes. The only possible way to achieve “universal background checks” for private transactions of lawfully-owned firearms is to register every single firearm in existence in our nation. Otherwise, the federal government could never prove the transaction of a firearm. Anyone who fails to go through with such registration will be defined as a criminal by our federal government. That same government which has all too often has failed to enforce the current laws against criminal predators, will then start to discriminately target and prosecute law-abiding Americans who are simply exercising their Constitutionally recognized Right to keep and bear arms.

    We must understand that while we are talking about the Right to keep and bear arms today, we could just as easily be talking about the Right to lawfully assemble and petition our government, the Right to free speech, the Right to worship freely, the Right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure or any of our other Rights. They all have to be defended without fail.

    I will continue to honor my oath to uphold the Constitution and protect citizens of my county. I will not allow unconstitutional proposals to stand. County by county, state by state, we must protect these God-given Rights that so many fine Americans before us have defended with their lives over the last 237 years. We will remain a Constitutional Republican for as long as we are respectful of these Rights.

    • stephen davenport

      January 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you for your devoted support for We The People of these United States and thank you for doing what is good and right by upholding your oath to obey and defend the constitutional rights of the citizens of your county, GOD BLESS YOU SIR ! You are a true Patriot and a great example for others to follow .We must all hang together or we will all hang separate.

    • Carolyn Motley

      January 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you so much for standing up for people. Now, if all the others will only follow suit. It makes me sick to watch what they are doing to our country. We all must stick together on this issue and many others.

    • Carolyn

      January 17, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you, you are all real men proud of all of you

  2. Mike Alexander

    January 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

    * onto something or on something? * Obama wants cops to rebel against his laws, so he can then fire and replace them with cops who will stand by his rulings. Thus, a modern day SS. Crazy? Hmmmm…

    • Pgh2160

      January 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Obozo cannot fire or hire any cops, they are locally elected

  3. Stan Gwinn

    January 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Thank you for your service to all in the Republic who hold these documents to be the most perfect attempt of a people to govern themselves in the history of the world. We stand behind you 100%.

  4. The 143

    January 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    A cop that’s “above the law”…that never happens.

  5. Paul Yoder

    January 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you sir for your understanding of and your stance on the Constitution. You are an inspiration to us all. I only hope that all local, county and state officials realize what is happening, as you have, and have the fortitude to stand up for their and our rights.

  6. James Minchew

    January 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    We will stand behind any Sheriff that stands behind our 2nd Amendment rights. Sounds like we have a few Great Law Enforcement officers in this country.

  7. Loon* (@Tool19672)

    January 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Thats the way it should be , Anyone that wants to dis arm it people & they themselfs have armed security 24/7-365 days a year paid for by us ” We The People ” Something isnt right !
    I feel that i should have the right to protect Family/Self/ & from Tryanny of Government if need be that why it was first established To Protect ” US ” We The People ! From Government Tyranny ! I also feel that My Familys Life,Friends,Myself are just as important as anyone that has been elected by ” US” We The People !

  8. Azure James

    January 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Damn right. I hope some more stand up as well.

  9. Anthony Dyer

    January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    It will take more than the Sheriffs’ to protect our constitutional rights, We, the people must stand up and tell our representatives that we will not be subjugated nor allow them to infringe upon the rights of citizens. Obama must be reminded that if he continues to act like a king, he will be removed like a king.

  10. Are Grover

    January 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    As Sheriff, I will not:
    • Enforce unconstitutional federal laws
    • Obey unconstitutional laws
    • Allow others to violate the Constitutional Rights of those in my county

    Are you not sworn to uphold the constitution? Any law enacted is constitutional until the judicial branch says otherwise.. You do not have the judicial authority to determine constitutionality. Failing to enforce laws defies your sworn oath. Your only legal recourse is to resign in protest.

    • msalzbrenner

      January 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      I think you need to rethink the PEOPLES position in the United States Government. Here is a good video to explain it a bit better. :

    • Chris

      January 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      The Tenth Amendment Center addresses this quite adequately. If any law is Constitutional until deemed otherwise, does this mean that we get our guns back with an apology from the Supreme Court? I don’t think thats how its going to work in this case. SCOTUS gave themselves the power for Judicial Review, not the Constitution.

      Clearly if any guidelines are to be established on the 2nd amendment it would not be by activist judges. It would be by the States. Any authority not given specifically to the Feds, is reserved to the States or the People.

      Its also addressed quite clearly here…

  11. Attorney In Sugar Land, TX

    February 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Outstanding. I agree.

  12. matt foster

    October 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Matt………God bless you all for standing up for what right we have left, and the right to protect our families…………………………………….God bless America

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