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Support Your Local Sheriff Against the Feds.

Written by Gary North on January 11, 2012

Across the United States, county sheriffs are taking stands against unconstitutional invasions by federal agencies. These courageous men are serving as a buffer against the unconstitutional extension of federal power.

This report is from Larry Pratt, the head of Gun Owners of America. I have worked with him for over 40 years. He writes:

I have reported earlier that sheriffs in New Mexico are threatening to arrest federal agents if they attempt to enforce unconstitutional federal acts in contravention of state law.

The even better news is that sheriffs in other states are doing the same. Sheriff Brad Rogers of Elkhart County, Indiana has told Food and Drug Administration agents they will be arrested if they go on Amish farmer David Hochstetler’s land. Having falsely alleged that raw, unpasteurized milk sold by Hochstetler had caused several cases of food poisoning, the FDA filed a complaint in federal court to support their attack on the farmer.

The FDA agents decided that they would back off.

The threat of incarceration led the feds to withdraw their complaint against Hochstetler. This was even after US Department of Justice attorney Ross Goldstein emailed the Sheriff that he would be arrested if he protected Hochstetler. When Sheriff Rogers refused to back down, the FDA cried uncle.

Rogers’s communication to the feds seemed to have been quite convincing: “Any further attempts to inspect this farm without a warrant signed by a local judge, based on probable cause, will result in Federal inspectors’ removal or arrest for trespassing by my officers or I.” The feds have gotten used to acting without due process — in this case, that means not bothering to get a search warrant.

Rogers’ campaign website listed his number one objective as “Upholding the Constitution.” He is also concerned about the heart condition of his inmates and is determined to help “Provide Hope to Change a Heart.” Under that header he says, “The Elkhart County jail has 74 church services a month and allows unprecedented access to ministry volunteers. Not only can we impact inmates for the here and now, but for eternity.”

Sheriff Rogers requires his deputies to take three, two-day classes on the Constitution (at a tuition rate of $125 per person).

There are other sheriffs taking a hard line against invasions of their lawful jurisdictions.

Sheriff Joe Baca in Sierra County, California told his county commission that he will not enforce road closures on Bureau of Land Management and Gila National Forest Lands.

Sheriff Gil Gilbertson of Josephine County, Oregon has told the Forest Service that he will protect those using the forest in his county. He has written a short treatise entitled, “Unraveling Federal Jurisdiction within a State.” It is actually a scholarly piece based on citations from the Constitution, court cases and statutes and concludes that the Forest Service has no authority in any county.

Siskiyou County, California Sheriff Jon Lopey has said: “I have told federal and state officials over and over that, yes, we want to preserve the environment, but you care more about the fish, frogs, trees and birds than you do about the human race. When will you start to balance your decisions to the needs of the people?…We are right now in a fight for our survival.” Lopey spearheaded a coalition of eight sheriffs calling themselves: “Defend Rural America.”

The Ice Man Cometh

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, power was out for days. Food and medicine were about to be lost. So Sheriff Billy McGee of Forrest County, Mississippi — a Democrat — took action when he realized that a federal shipment of six trucks of ice bound for Hattiesburg turned out to be only four. McGee went in search of the other two and found them being guarded by some Army reservists who possessed bureaucratic mindsets.

McGee took steps to secure the ice, but was told he was not authorized to take the vehicles. When a reservist would not get off one of the trucks, McGee had him handcuffed. The ice was delivered where it was needed in Hattiesburg, explaining why McGee is also known as The Ice Man.

Not surprisingly, the feds have brought suit against the Sheriff in federal court. Perhaps McGee will arrest any marshals seeking to interfere with the duties of a peace officer.

I don’t think a jury is likely to convict.

It is encouraging that men of integrity, who understand that the sheriff is the top law enforcement officer in his county, have been elected in counties around the country. We should be looking for more who fit this description.

Please let me know if you are aware of any constitutional sheriffs, and email me their names and stories at ldpratt@gunowners.org.

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12 thoughts on “Support Your Local Sheriff Against the Feds.

  1. The problems we are facing with the Feds is that they have all the resources and finances available at their disposal that being an unlimited supply of taxpayer dollars with which to finance their dirty work ……Whereas States and or Counties can not match up with the amount of funding required to fight a Federal Lawsuit…..Basically they are strapped for cash…..Most states back off from Federal Lawsuits as they just can't afford to put up a fight……Now you know how the Feds win their Lawsuites…..They do it all the time and they are doing it with yours and mine tax paying dollars!…..Such are the tools of a National Police State run Federal Government…."When will They ever Learrn"?….Peter, Paul and Mary

  2. victorbarney says:

    Part 1: Rather, when will we ever learn because there is a 6,000 year old first-born blood covenant with DEATH made between our first mother, her first-born son, and the Angel over this world, Lucifer and it's called the blood covenant of death! Look for the two-witnesses of revelation, chapter 11 to appear on September 16, 2012 on the Israelite Feast of Trumpets(war) to begin witnessing against u.s. for 3 1/2 years. It also is written that more gentiles will survive these times than Israelites.

  3. victorbarney says:

    Part 2: In fact, only 144,000 Israelites will survive, 12,000 from each tribe of Israel, less Dan, or the Irish. I know the Irish are excluded during this age because they first came to America with the 2nd group of pilgrims as Protestants, but actually were Roman Catholics(Jesuits), now the biggest denomination of "Christian" in America! They now will be excluded from the first group during the salvation era for the Israelites! Also, look for the two-witnesses of Revelation, chapter 11 to appear on September 16, 2012 on the Israelite Feast of Trumpets(war) to witness against u.s. and punish u.s. severely for these next 3 1/2 years! You did know that before our civil war, Roman Catholics were NOT ALLOWED ENTRY TO AMERICA, RIGHT? And YOU thought that our civil war was only about blacks and slavery. Imagine that! Watch!

  4. slick mick says:

    Where are you reading this???. Are you a Jehovah witness ??? Where did you come up with 09/16/12 ???////Victorbarney are you a messenger for a false prophet ???

  5. That date, 9/16/12, is the date that this prophetic feast falls in this 40 year cycle. Has nothing to do with his 'opinion'. And he said 'look tor the two witnesses'. That was not a prediction, but they logically should apppear then. I futher think they will speak out against this crap about the North American continent being destroyed, and tell us which city it is that will burn. I suspect NY or Washington, D.C. They will also instruct those of us looking for them, what to do and where to go to avoid the slaughter of your 'fearless leader' aka the Anti-Christ. I look forward to finding them. Unfortunately, YOU may join the majority in supporting him as 'god', on your way to complete anihilation. I, also, am not a JW, but a READER and understander of the Word of God. What are YOU? Obviouly not an 'evangelical' Christian…

  6. In fact if you crunch the numbers and include the Jubilees you come up with the Feast of Trumpets in 2015

  7. Sadly men with the courage and conviction to do what is right are few and far between in law enforcement. When your paycheck and pension is on the line the constitution can take a back seat to the power of the feds.

  8. I was in law enforcement for thirty-four years and watched the quality and integrity of police officers decline rapidly over that period. Bob, is probably 100% accurate in his prediction. Officers will take care of themselves and their families and friends first, even at the expense of personal freedom. I think this is all predicted in the Bible…how we will all turn against each other in the end. Hope I'm up there when it all plays out!

  9. Outstanding story!!! Thank you for some good news, in these days of Authoritarian Federal Agencies that are out of control!

    Thank you to the Officers that follow the Constitutional Law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Amy Corell says:

    I want to find out if my sheriff is a constitutional one and if he would protect our county against the feds. Have you got any suggestions as to how I can ask him the question?

  11. We desperately need to support our local sheriffs for all the right reasons,what i propose is every citizen spend your earned income within the city and county that you live in,get as much information as you can on what companies are really supporting America,NOT like Best Buy who gives millions of $$$$$ to organizations like CAIR.CAIR is a muslim brotherhood group giving aid to radical islamist,the imposter in the White House is one of the biggest members of CAIR,so shopping at Best Buy your signing your own death certificate.Any doubts visit Patriots for America and ConstitutionalEmergency to get more information and the truth.
    Again please support your local law enforcement. Thank you,joespenthouse