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Sheriff Mack and CSPOA: 225 Sheriffs Oppose Gun Ban

January 29th, 2013

Utah Sheriffs Stand for the Second Amendment

Original Article on oathkeeper.org: Sheriff Mack and CSPOA: 225 Sheriffs Oppose Gun Ban

Editor’s Note: The list of County Sheriffs who are standing up for the Second Amendment now totals two hundred twenty-five brave defenders of the U.S. Constitution. Oath Keepers salutes Sheriff Mack for spearheading this drive.  However, on January 31, 2013, I have removed one name from the list below, based on the quotations found in this article:

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/01/montgomery_county_sheriff_shar.html

From that article:

“I am a strong supporter of a person’s right to keep and bear arms; however it is time to institute some stiffer laws concerning assault type weapons and semi-automatic handguns with extended load magazines,” Marshall wrote in his January newsletter posted on his website.

“These type weapons have one, and only one, purpose and that is to kill people and sometimes many people, he said. “A person can very easily defend themselves or their loved ones with a gun that holds fewer rounds. Today guns, be they assault type rifles or semiautomatic handguns, hold up to 100 rounds of ammunition. Even a novice shooter could empty a 100 round magazine in less than a minute. In my opinion these weapons are nothing more than weapons of mass destruction. I believe that it is time to pass another Federal Assault Weapons ban such as the one that expired in 2004. Limit the number of rounds a weapon can hold without reloading and at least make a mass murderer have to drop a magazine and put another one into his weapon. That one act alone may save untold lives and misery being caused today.”

Well, that is enough to cause me to remove the Sheriff’s name from the list below. If you read the Sheriff’s newsletter you’ll see yet more reasons why he is an imposter if he tries to claim that he is a Constitutional Sheriff who will honor his Oath to the Constitution.

Salute!

Elias Alias, editor

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In addition to the 225 individual Sheriffs listed below, there is one Sheriffs Association (Utah) which has publicly stated their opposition to the current Administration’s intended damage to our Constitution. In New Mexico 30 of a total 33 Sheriffs have stood up to oppose any new gun bans from Washington D.C.1. The Utah Sheriffs Association (pdf for letter to President Obama)

2. http://www.guns.com/2013/01/19/new-mexico-sheriffs-say-they-stand-by-the-second-amendment-in-the-face-of-bans/

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Here are the 225:

Name County State

1

Blake Dorning Madison Alabama

2

Ana Franklin Morgan Alabama

3

Andy Hughes Houston Alabama

4

Jay Jones Lee Alabama

5

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6

Scott Mascher Yavapai Arizona

7

Joe Arpaio Maricopa Arizona

8

Tom Sheahan Mohave Arizona

9

Paul Babeu Pinal Arizona

10

Adam Christianson Stanislaus California

11

Jon Lopey Siskiyou California

12

Tom Bosenko Shasta California

13

John D’Agostini El Dorado California

14

David Hencraft Tehama California

15

Dean Growden Lassen California

16

Dean Wilson Del Norte California

17

Mike Poindexter Modoc California

18

Thomas Allman Mendocino California

19

Mike Downey Humboldt California

20

Margaret Mims Fresno California

21

Greg Hagwood Plumas California

22

Bruce Haney Trinity California

23

Martin Ryan Amador California

24

Jerry Smith Butte California

25

Donny Youngblood Kern California

26

James W. Mele Toulumne California

27

Justin Smith Larimer Colorado

28

Terry Maketa El Paso Colorado

29

John Cooke Weld Colorado

30

Stan Hilkey Mesa Colorado

31

Lou Vallario Garfield Colorado

32

Rick Dunlap Montrose Colorado

33

Jeff Christopher Sussex Delaware

34

Bill Snyder Martin Florida

35

Frank McKeithen Bay Florida

36

Mike Scott Lee Florida

37

Rick Beseler Clay Florida

38

Bill McCarthy Polk Florida

39

Michael Adkinson Walton Florida

40

Grady Judd Polk Florida

41

Stacy Nicholson Gilmer Georgia

42

Scott Berry Oconee Georgia

43

Roger Garrison Cherokee Georgia

44

Neil Warren Cobb Georgia

45

Butch Conway Gwinnett Georgia

46

Gary Gulledge Paulding Georgia

47

Joe Chapman Walton Georgia

48

Roy Klingler Madison Idaho

49

Kieran Donahue Canyon Idaho

50

Daryl Wheeler Bonner Idaho

51

Chris Goetz Clearwater Idaho

52

Doug Giddings Idaho Idaho

53

Doug McFall Jerome Idaho

54

Brian Brokop Lewis Idaho

55

Joe Rodriguez Nez Perce Idaho

56

Tom Carter Twin Falls Idaho

57

Dave Resser Benewah Idaho

58

Edward Motley Edgar Illinois

59

Mike Emery McLean Illinois

60

Jerry Parsley Clark Illinois

61

Brad Rogers Elkhart Indiana

62

Warren M. Wethington Cedar Iowa

63

Frank Denning Johnson Kansas

64

Denny Peyman Jackson Kentucky

65

Michael A. Helmig Boone Kentucky

66

John Snedegar Bath Kentucky

67

Scott F. Harrison Powell Kentucky

68

Charles A. Jenkins Frederick Maryland

69

Dar Leaf Barry Michigan

70

Ted Schende Benzie Michigan

71

Larry Stelma Kent Michigan

72

Robin Cole Pine Minnesota

73

Bill Rasco DeSoto Mississippi

74

Billy McGee Forrest Mississippi

75

Cecil Cantrell Monroe Mississippi

76

Brad A. DeLay Lawrence Missouri

77

Charles Heiss Johnson Missouri

78

Steve Cox Livingston Missouri

79

Mick Epperly Barry Missouri

80

Stephen Stockman Mercer Missouri

81

George R. Underwood Oregon Missouri

82

Michael Dixon Osage Missouri

83

Tom Rummel Sanders Montana

84

Jay Doyle Lake Montana

85

Scott F. Howard Powell Montana

86

Chris Hoffman Ravalli Montana

87

Darby Harrington Wibaux Montana

88

Mike Linder Yellowstone Montana

89

Ed Kilgpore Humboldt Nevada

90

Benjamin D. Trotter Churchill Nevada

91

Tony DeMeo Nye Nevada

92

Douglas R Dutile Grafton New Hampshire

93

Dan Houston Bernalillo New Mexico

94

Shawn Menges Catron New Mexico

95

Patrick R Jennings Chaves New Mexico

96

Johnny Valdez Cibola New Mexico

97

Jim Maldonado Colfax New Mexico

98

Dennis A. Cleaver De Baca New Mexico

99

Todd Garrison Dona Ana New Mexico

100

Scott London Eddy New Mexico

101

Raul Holguin Grant New Mexico

102

Michael R Lucero Guadalupe New Mexico

103

Herman Martinez Harding New Mexico

104

Saturnino Madero Hidalgo New Mexico

105

Mark Hargrove Lea New Mexico

106

Rick Virden Lincoln New Mexico

107

Marco Lucero Los Alamos New Mexico

108

Raymond Cobos Luna New Mexico

109

Benny House Otero New Mexico

110

Joe Schallert Quay New Mexico

111

Joe Mascarenas Arriba New Mexico

112

Darren Hooker Roosevelt New Mexico

113

Ken Christesen San Juan New Mexico

114

Benjie Vigil San Miguel New Mexico

115

Robert Garcia Santa Fe New Mexico

116

Joe Baca Sierra New Mexico

117

Phillip Montoya Socorro New Mexico

118

Miguel Romero Jr Taos New Mexico

119

Heath White Torrance New Mexico

120

William Spriggs Union New Mexico

121

Louis Burkhard Valencia New Mexico

122

Tony Desmond Schoharie New York

123

Richard Devlin Jr. Otsego New York

124

Donald Smith Putnam New York

125

David Cole Steuben New York

126

Coy Reid Catawba North Carolina

127

Adell Dobey Edgefield North Carolina

128

Jerry Jones Franklin North Carolina

129

Charlie McDonald Henderson North Carolina

130

Ed McMahon New Hanover North Carolina

131

Jimmy Thornton Sampson North Carolina

132

Eddie Cathey Union North Carolina

133

Donnie Harrison Wake North Carolina

134

Carey Winders Wayne North Carolina

135

A.J. Rodenberg Clermont Ohio

136

Sam Crish Allen Ohio

137

Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert Wagoner Oklahoma

138

Johnny Tadlock McCurtain Oklahoma

139

Roger LeVick Jackson Oklahoma

140

Glenn E. Palmer Grant Oregon

141

Gil Gilbertson Josephine Oregon

142

Tim Mueller Linn Oregon

143

Craig Zanni Coos Oregon

144

John Hanlin Douglas Oregon

145

John Bishop Curry Oregon

146

Larry Blanton Deschutes Oregon

147

Jim Hensley Crook Oregon

148

Pat Garrett Washington Oregon

149

Dan Staton Multnomah Oregon

150

Mike Winters Jackson Oregon

151

Brian Wolfe Malheur Oregon

152

Mitchell Southwick Baker Oregon

153

Frank Skrah Klamath Oregon

154

Jason Myers Marion Oregon

155

Bob Wolfe Polk Oregon

156

Jack Crabtree Yamhill Oregon

157

Jim Muller Adams Pennsylvania

158

Eric J. Weaknecht Berks Pennsylvania

159

Clinton J. Walters Bradford Pennsylvania

160

Jeffrey C. Krieg Elk Pennsylvania

161

Al Cannon Charleston South Carolina

162

Chuck Wright Spartanburg South Carolina

163

Wayne DeWitt Berkeley South Carolina

164

Jim Matthews Kershaw South Carolina

165

James Metts Lexington South Carolina

166

Leon Lott Richland South Carolina

167

Jim Ruth Bradley Tennessee

168

Jim Hammond Hamilton Tennessee

169

Larry Smith Smith Texas

170

Terry Box Collin Texas

171

Joel W. Richardson Randall Texas

172

Jack Brandes Austin Texas

173

Johnny Brown Ellis Texas

174

Michael Cox Hill Texas

175

Bob Alford Johnson Texas

176

Earl Howell McCulloch Texas

177

Parnell McNamara McLennan Texas

178

David Medlin Oldham Texas

179

Tommy Gage Montgomery Texas

180

Dane Kirby Fannin Texas

181

Cameron M. Noel Beaver Utah

182

David Edmunds Summit Utah

183

James Tracy Utah Utah

184

Robert Dekker Millard Utah

185

Frank Park Tooele Utah

186

Joseph Yeates Box Elder Utah

187

G. Lynn Nelson Cache Utah

188

James Cordova Carbon Utah

189

Jerry Jorgensen Daggett Utah

190

Todd Richardson Davis Utah

191

Travis Mitchell Duchesne Utah

192

Greg Funk Emery Utah

193

James D. Perkins Garfield Utah

194

Steven White Grand Utah

195

Mark Gower Iron Utah

196

Alden Orme Juab Utah

197

Lamont Smith Kane Utah

198

Blaine Breshears Morgan Utah

199

Marty Gleave Puite Utah

200

Dale Stacey Rich Utah

201

Rick Eldredge San Juan Utah

202

Brian Nielson Sanpete Utah

203

Nathan Curtis Sevier County Utah

204

Jeff Merrell Uintah Utah

205

Todd Bonner Wasatch Utah

206

Cory Pulsipher Washington Utah

207

Kurt Taylor Wayne Utah

208

Terry Thompson Weber Utah

209

Merv Gustin Duchesne Utah

210

Than Cooper Garfiled Utah

211

James B. Nyland Sr. Grand Utah

212

Gene Ercanbrack Morgan Utah

213

Mike Lacy San Juan Utah

214

Kay P. Larsen Sanpete Utah

215

Phil Barney Sevier Utah

216

Kenneth Vanwagoner Wasatch Utah

217

Kirk Smith Washington Utah

218

Ken Bancroft Asotin Washington

219

Tom Jones Grant Washington

220

Dave Brown Skamania Washington

221

Brett Myers Whitman Washington

222

Ken Irwin Yakima Washington

223

Mike Harper Roane West Virginia

224

Ken Merritt Wood West Virginia

225

David A. Clarke Jr. Milwaukee Wisconsin

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California Sheriffs’ Posse Call & Fundraiser – Restore Our Constitutional Sheriffs

Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 6:30PM

Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel

The Knott Room
7675 Crescent Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: 866-752-2444

DOORS OPEN 6:30 PM

Speakers: 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Speakers:

Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret AZ), Chairman of CSPOA and leader of the Constitutional Sheriffs movement.

Stewart Rhodes, President & Founder of Oath Keepers – Will address the intolerable acts including ‘indefinite detention’ and the current NDAA 2012, Expatriate Act, Patriot Act, Assassination of American Citizens by our government and other oath keeping issues.

Gary Stein, Marine Corps Veteran and Founder of the Armed Forces Tea Party – Will address why he will not follow illegal, unlawful, and unconstitutional orders and why & how he honors his oath to the Constitution.

Sheriff Jon Lopey of Siskiyou County, California & Member of the CSPOA Board of Directors- Will address protecting the property rights of the farmers, ranchers and citizens in his county.

Eventbrite - California Sheriffs’ Posse Call & Fundraiser - Restore Our Constitutional Sheriffs

Important Information

County Sheriffs and Peace Officers are uniting to free America from State & Federal tyranny. The Constitutional Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) are protecting Americans on issues such as Agenda 21 land, water & mining rights, fraud, property rights, IRS, health freedom and the Police State. They are focusing on their Oath of Office and the 10th Amendment.

Northern California Sheriffs are leading the way back to the Constitution.
Thank you Sheriffs for waking up and fighting for truth, freedom and liberty.  Story is at: ocoathkeepers.org

In Las Vegas, NV,  on Jan 29-31, 2012, Over 100 Sheriffs & Peace Officers from across the country came together for the first ever CSPOA Convention to be educated on a wide variety of topics relevant to their powers, rights, Constitutional Duties and Oaths of Office.
Full coverage and videos at: CountySheriffProject.org  and CSPOA.org

CALL TO ACTION
Donate and sponsor the next CSPOA Convention by attending
our fundraisers and/or donating.
And join Oath Keepers at: oathkeepers.org

Eventbrite - California Sheriffs’ Posse Call & Fundraiser - Restore Our Constitutional Sheriffs

ADMISSION
Pre-event Donations:
$15
Donation includes: Admission and 5 Liberty Raffle Tickets.

$15 Donation at the door only includes admission.

VIP POSSE SECTION
$30 Donation includes: Classroom-style seating in the front of the event, priority line for pictures with speakers, Sheriff Mack’s booklet “Victory for State Sovereignty” and 15 Liberty Raffle Tickets.

LIBERTY GROUP TABLES
$50 Donation includes: Listing in program, table with skirt, two chairs, two admissions and 20 Liberty Raffle Tickets.

Eventbrite - California Sheriffs’ Posse Call & Fundraiser - Restore Our Constitutional Sheriffs

Liberty Raffle Begins at 7:00 PM and will continue through the evening.
(Must be present to win)

Free Parking. Coffee & Dessert will be served. Cash bar available.

For more information please go to: CountySheriffProject.org

Make Donation Checks out to CSPOA and send to:
Alicia Lutz Rolow, 27068 La Paz RD., Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Donations for prizes are being sought. Contact Alicia at:
Phone: 949-322-1999
Emailtheplanetruth1@yahoo.com

Eventbrite - California Sheriffs’ Posse Call & Fundraiser - Restore Our Constitutional Sheriffs

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Northern California Sheriffs Leading The Way Back to the Constitution – Full Video

Northern California Sheriffs are leading the way back to the Constitution.  This is the full video of a recent event in Northern California.  Thank you Sheriffs for waking up and fighting for truth, freedom, and liberty.

http://RTR.org | Americans are pushing back all over the country. It’s very clear that a revolution is in full swing. Tea Parties have been organizing to fight the bailouts and taxation. Occupy Movements have be springing up to fight against Wall St corruption at the hands of the Federal Reserve. Americans are pulling their cash out of Big Banks and supporting local Credit unions, as we move into a heated election season where it looks like it’s anyone’s game.

In today’s exclusive special report Gary Franchi is joined by Former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack. They discuss the County Sheriff Project, a movement that will compound the effort to push back against an over reaching Federal Government, a movement that needs your support.

There are a few things you can do to support the County Sheriff Project:

1st. Visit their website at http://CountySheriffProject.org and make a financial contribution

2nd. Simply share this video to your social networks and email lists.http://on.fb.me/sharvid

3rd. Give your local Sheriff a copy of Sheriff Mack’s book “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope” available at http://SheriffMack.com, and tell them about the County Sheriff Project.

Website: http://CountySheriffProject.org
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/County-Sheriff-Project
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Rawesome Foods Raid – Venice, California

The Fight For the Right To Eat What You Want

In the Summer of 2010 armed government agents raided Rawesome Foods, a Venice, California health food co-op. What were the agents after? Unpasteurized milk, it turns out.

Raw milk raids are happening all over the United States. The Food and Drug Administration warns that raw milk consumption can cause health problems, but a growing community of raw foods enthusiasts are ignoring government recommendations and claiming that they are getting tastier, more nutritious food by going raw.

Reason.tv visited Rawesome to examine the circumstances of the raid and discovered that this particular raw foods case stretches across county lines and involves at least five separate government agencies, despite the fact that not a single member of Rawesome has complained or been harmed by the raw foods. In fact, members have to sign a contract stating that they understand and accept the risks of consuming raw foods before they are allowed to step inside.

Rawesome Foods Raided… Again!

On August 3, 2011, Rawesome experienced another multi-agency raid, but this one resulted in the arrest of the establishment’s owner James Stewart.

Stewart, and Sharon Palmer, the farmer who supplies him with raw goat milk, are being held on bails in excess of $100,000 and are each charged with four felonies and several more misdemeanors. Some examples of the charges are “processing unpasteurized milk,” “improper labeling of food,” and “improper egg temperatures.”

The government has kept pursuing Stewart and his club for years, despite a lack of any reports of illness or injury from consumption of his foods. Rawesome members argue that they are part of a private club, not subject to government regulation, and that they are being persecuted for their alternative lifestyles.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office would not comment for this video.

Today’s RAID on RAWESOME FOODS : Video Montage

Police Begin “Guns Drawn” Raids on Organic Food Stores in California

An Interview on Republic Broadcasting Network:

Common Sense Revisited Archive Interview by Todd McGreevy with guest Corey Eib on Third Rail Blog

Corey explains how the California Health Department “official” who issued the search and arrest warrant on Rawesome Foods owner James Stewart, Michele Lecavalier, does not have an oath of office on file, as required by California state law. His research and documentation is here below:
http://www.easu.org/rawesome.html

The Rawesome Foods raid in 2010 made headlines all over the internet and mainstream news alike.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/03/rawsome-raid-_n_917540.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/033224_Rawesome_Foods_search_warrant.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/08/04/the-rawesome-raid-and-ra…

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NDAA Nullification: Tennessee Bills Propose Kidnapping Charges for Federal Agents

CSPOA Sheriff Mack Las Vegas January 2012CSPOA Sheriff Mack Las Vegas January 2012

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The above photograph is the first one to arrive since the event. I trust I’ll be receiving much more coverage once the dust settles. Early reports are the conference was a success. It is exciting to see Sheriffs from around the nation gather to discuss Constitutional issues as relate to their position as Sheriffs and to their obligations to protect their citizens.

We can tie in with Sheriff Mack’s Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association conference of January 2012 the current irritation called the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA-2012) and the Tenth Amendment Center’s good work toward reminding America that State sovereignty is guaranteed in the Constitution itself, and that the several States in compact retained all powers not enumerated and granted to the newly-created General government in Article 1, Section 8.

With the NDAA 2012 now claimed to be the “law of the land”, it must be contested because it places U.S. citizens on U.S. soil under military jurisdiction, which is un-Constitutional on its face. There is passionate objection within the populace to this treachery by Congress and the White House. The Tenth Amendment Center is hot into it. Their latest from their blog on this subject looks at Tennessee’s newest drafted legislation in ways which would call on the County Sheriffs to defend the citizenry of his respective County against Federal intrusion and/or Federal criminality.

Here is a longish teaser from their article. Read the whole thing at the Tenth Amendment Center’s blog -

Original article here:

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/02/ndaa-nullification-tennessee-bills-propose-kidnapping-charges-for-federal-agents/

NDAA Nullification: Tennessee Bills Propose Kidnapping Charges for Federal Agents

State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act continues to grow, rapidly emerging as a nationwide movement.

The Tennessee legislature will consider HB1629 and SB2669 in the 2012 session. The legislation would effectively nullify the detention provisions in the NDAA and would also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State for any reason to first obtain written permission from the county sheriff.

This bill declares that any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state and is declared to be invalid in this state. This bill further declares that any federal law purporting to give federal agents or employees, including any members of the United States military, the authority of any state or local law enforcement agency of this state, without the express permission of this state, is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state, and is declared to be invalid in this state.

The act takes aim at indefinite detention provisions in the NDAA. Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey called language in the NDAA vague and overbroad, pointing out that Americans should never simply trust in the good intentions and moral clarity of the president or federal judges to protect their rights.

“It falls on the states to step in and protect their citizens,” he said. “I can’t imagine a more clear-cut application of state and local interposition as a check on federal power. What could be a more palpable, deliberate and dangerous unconstitutional act than the federal government indefinitely detaining an American citizen without due process?”

The Tennessee bill also “makes it a Class E felony for any official, agent, or employee of the United States government to enforce or attempt to enforce any federal law, order, rule or regulation that is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution,” and includes provisions for kidnapping charges if a federal agent were to detain a U.S. citizen in Tennessee under the NDAA.

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http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/02/ndaa-nullification-tennessee-bills-propose-kidnapping-charges-for-federal-agents/

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So the language in Tennessee’s bills which would interpose between State citizens and unlawful Federal intrusion makes it very clear that the people understand what is being attempted in the NDAA 2012, and they will not tolerate it.  Good on Tennessee for this.

Now we have not only a growing number of Oath Keeping Sheriffs from around the nation; we have legislators who are finding ways to honor their Oath to the Constitution as well.  We’ve still got a chance.

Power to the People.

Salute!

Elias Alias

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Sheriff Mack: “It’s a miracle!

February 4, 2012

Original article on Constitution Preservation.org

I’m not convinced that divine intervention was involved, however the first County Sheriff Project event in Las Vegas on January 30th was an unexpectedly huge success. One hundred fifteen Sheriffs and Deputies registered for the event, and approximately sixty of them stood together in uniform for the group photo just before the evening banquet. I confess that standing near that many law enforcement officers put me on edge wondering if I would be going to jail for some of my political views. However I am convinced that we are finally headed in the direction of Liberty, because I now consider myself friends with a number of the Sheriffs who attended.

Let me begin by thanking the dedicated patriots who devoted countless hours working to make this event a reality. They put their personal differences aside and worked tirelessly together based on their common love of Liberty. No one person was in charge. Everyone contributed what and how they could, and despite some ruffled feathers, we proved that bottom up organization really works. There isn’t time to thank everyone individually, however I want to specifically thank Bobbie Florentz for successfully coordinating the transportation nightmare of getting nearly 200 people from the airport to the hotel – and back. John Oetken and his Oathkeeper volunteersdid an excellent job of providing the transportation, and a very professional job of providing the security for three days of the event. They all worked quietly in the background, and acted as if it was all in a day’s work. I am proud to be able to work with superlative people like this.The activity began on Sunday as people arrived at the hotel. The hospitality suite was abuzz with small groups of conversation, and I did my best to speak to each and every Sheriff and Deputy, to thank them for attending, and to give them my business card in case they had any questions or problems during their visit. Everyone appeared to be there with an open mind, and in a spirit of good will.

After an opening statement by Sheriff Mack, and a short video to set the tone for the convention, I was the first speaker to address the audience. It was my responsibility to discuss the difference between rights and privileges, the proper role of government, and the Bill of Rights… and I only had an hour to accomplish the task. My goal was to shatter some of their assumptions and motivate them to action without appearing to be a crazed conspiracy theorist. Like the game of Blackjack so common in Vegas, my challenge was to reach a certain level without going over. I feel that I achieved exactly that. Several Sheriffs recommended “more Michael Badnarik” as way to improve future conventions, and I have already been invited to make presentations in several of the counties. Offering my class in all 3300+ counties would be a daunting task, but I am certainly up to the challenge. Domino Effect – Part Two?

Sheriff Mack was the next speaker, and he capitalized on the momentum, highlighting the most important aspects of his Supreme Court victory, and the Tenth Amendment basis for that decision. Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America), Tom DeWeese (American Policy Center) and Joe Banister (Freedom Above Fortune) also gave inspirational presentations before lunch. The afternoon consisted of Sheriffs from across the country telling their stories of success after their confrontations with the federal government. Sheriffs: Glen Palmer from Oregon; Jon Lopey from California; Mark Gower from Utah; Dave Mattis from Wyoming; Brad Rogers from Indiana; and Tony DeMeo from Nevada gave very moving presentations that were signifcantly more effective because they were speaking to their peers.

Peggy Littleton, a county commissioner from Colorado Springs, also gave a very articulate presentation along with her local Sheriff. It is easy to complain about people in office showing little regard for their constitutents, but Ms. Littleton must not be assumed to be a part of the status quo. On Tuesday I spoke to her briefly in the hotel lobby and thanked her for her presentation. She was not leaving town as I originally assumed. She was preparing to participate remotely in a county commissioners meeting, perched on top of a bar stool with her laptop and cell phone plugged into the electrical outlet. She was still there after four hours, explaining that she had to know what people were saying so she would know how to vote. When I commented favorably on her dedication she looked at me with genuine suprise and said, “It’s my JOB!” The annual snowfall in that state prevents me from ever living in Colorado Springs, but I highly recommend that the people who do, continue to vote this woman into office for as long as she is willing to represent them. Her dedication is another sign that all hope is not lost.

If there was any question about the positive energy level that filled the room, or any doubts about their passionate love of Liberty, they were dispelled immediately when these defenders of the Constitution began to assemble in uniform for their group photo. Not since my days as a Boy Scout have I experienced such a joyful hope for the future of my country! Standing before me were the guardians of freedom. Men and women dedicated to the “holy cause of Liberty”, as Sheriff Mack is fond of saying. Wow! For those of us who have been trying to light the fires of Liberty, this was an unquenchable forest fire illuminating the night sky for miles around.

Clearly, our job now is to throw as much fuel on this fire as possible. Using the testimonies from the Sheriffs who attended, I predict that our second event will see between five hundred and a thousand new Sheriffs participating in the event. There is bright hope for the future, but we have a responsibility to support those who have taken an oath to protect our lives, our Liberty, and our property. Please contribute as generously as you can when the next event is announced. Promise yourself that you will establish contact and begin a relationship with your Sheriff now, to improve the chance that they will agree to attend the next event when you invite them. If you want your children to live in peace and prosperity, do not miss this opportunity to change the future. The Founding Fathers aren’t here to do it for us.

Lighting the fires of Liberty, one heart at a time!

Michael Badnarik

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Stewart Rhodes Speaks of Daily Bell’s Internet Reformation on Infowars

Article originally published at The Daily Bell, with their customary Dominant Social Theme lead-in, followed by their Free-Market Analysis -

http://www.thedailybell.com/3285/Stewart-Rhodes-Speaks-of-Daily-Bells-Internet-Reformation-on-Infowars

New video, Stewart Rhodes on Infowars, is below.

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Stewart Rhodes Speaks of Daily Bell’s Internet Reformation on Infowars

Thursday, November 24, 2011 – by Staff Report

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Adding a new wrinkle to the phrase, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not taking it anymore,” several California sheriffs, as well as one from Oregon, say they aren’t cow-towing to the federal leviathan anymore. Last month, at the Yreka fairgrounds in northern California, the sheriffs — who, of course, are elected by the people — gathered with a large group to discuss what to do about Big Brother and his consistent meddling in state and local affairs. Speaking of the federal bureaucracy, Plumas County (California) Sheriff Greg Hagwood declared, “A giant has been awakened, and they didn’t count on that.” Natural News

Dominant Social Theme: The Feds have the answers and anyone else is racist or a crook.

Free-Market Analysis: Stewart Rhodes appeared recently on the Alex Jones Infowars channel to explain the growing resistance to unconstitutional Fedgov activities. In the process, he pointed out that the modern-day “printing press” – the Internet – is providing people with information they simply hadn’t had access to before.

This is a fundamental meme that we have been expressing for nearly a decade now and modern events seem to be bearing it out. We have labeled the ongoing awakening that is taking place the “Internet Reformation.”

It is occurring in front of our eyes, as Rhodes realizes and explains. The power elite virtually controlled the flow of information in the 20th century and in the 21st they’ve lost this ability. They have lost their information monopoly thanks to the Internet. This is a devastating blow.

The elites did not merely control history in the 20th century; they MADE it. What we believe we’ve discovered is that “directed history” was prevalent in the 20th century. There are simply too many inexplicable occurrences. What were the REAL causes of World War 1? Why did the New York Fed deliberately overprint money during the Roaring 20s? Why did the West accept Stalin’s demands at Yalta, thus setting up yet ANOTHER war (the so-called Cold War).

Yes, it seems everything from the Great Depression to the “Great War” was somehow manipulated by the power elite of the era, especially once they were able to set up central banks around the world and had access to the enormous amounts of funds they needed. The idea was to create first chaos and then “order” – a one-world order.

Out of every war came a renewed emphasis on globalism. Out of every recession and depression came expanded powers for the IMF, World Bank and UN. But now in our view this era is coming to an end. Central banks are under attack; the Fed is having a great deal of trouble defending itself; the UN is not the force it once was. Most importantly, the elite’s dominant social themes are under attack.

These fear-based promotions are simply not working as planned. Global warming is challenged; central banking itself is seen as ineffective and even part of the economic ruin under which the West currently labors; even the European Union is in increasing danger of splitting up as the euro continues to founder and fail.

Of course, one can argue that the dissolution of these memes will only create MORE chaos, which is what the Anglosphere power elite seeks. But we don’t believe this is true. We think the primary plan is always to strengthen globalist institutions. To create chaos out of their downfall is a distinctly SECONDARY preference.

A defeat is a defeat. On so many fronts, in our view, globalism is foundering. The DOHA trade talks have proven unfeasible in many ways; the UN itself only makes news for scandals; there is resistance even to Peak Oil and the “smart-meter” technology it has spawned.

Increasingly, the elites are falling back on intimidation and brute force. And yet in the recent past they have always resisted option as the odds are not good: There are many billions who are NOT elites versus a few who are.

Additionally, many of those who the elites will depend on to enforce their noxious globalist system have begun to become awake themselves. Chief among them is Stewart Rhodes. We interviewed him about his increasingly influential organization, the Oath Keepers. You can see the interview here:

Oath-Keeper Stewart Rhodes on the Rise of Authoritarianism and How US Law Enforcement Can Take a Stand for Freedom

E. Stewart Rhodes is the founder and President of the growing, national non-profit organization Oath Keepers. The group supports members (current and former U.S. military and law enforcement) in efforts to uphold the Constitution of the United States should they be ordered to violate it. The Oath Keepers’ motto is “Not On Our Watch!” Both sides of his family have a long tradition of military service. Nearly all of his uncles on both sides of the family served in the Army or Marine Corps during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and his father served as a Marine. After the Army, Stewart graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where his honor thesis focused on the political theory of James Madison. After college he worked on Rep. Ron Paul’s (R, TX) DC staff. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper, “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Judge William E. Miller Prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights.

Stewart Rhodes is helping to spark a revolution in the thinking of US civil police. All over the country, sheriffs and those who enforce local laws are beginning to understand the difference between federal and state law enforcement. Here is an excerpt from an article posted at Natural News (see excerpt at beginning of this article) and also placed beneath the YouTube version of the Rhodes/Infowars interview:

Last month, at the Yreka fairgrounds in northern California, the sheriffs — who, of course, are elected by the people — gathered with a large group to discuss what to do about Big Brother and his consistent meddling in state and local affairs. Speaking of the federal bureaucracy, Plumas County (California) Sheriff Greg Hagwood declared, “A giant has been awakened, and they didn’t count on that.”

And here’s a telling quote: “I had spent a good part of my life enforcing the penal code, but not understanding my oath of office,” Sheriff Dean Wilson of Del Norte (Sacramento) County told the group. “I was ignorant and naive, but now I know of the assault against our people by the federal government,” he said, receiving some of the loudest and longest applause of the gathering.

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SPECIAL REPORT: County Sheriffs Push Back Against Feds & County Sheriffs Project

From RTR.org

Americans are pushing back all over the country. It’s very clear that a revolution is in full swing. Tea Parties have been organizing to fight the bailouts and taxation. Occupy Movements have be springing up to fight against Wall St corruption at the hands of the Federal Reserve. Americans are pulling their cash out of Big Banks and supporting local Credit unions, as we move into a heated election season where it looks like it’s anyone’s game.

In today’s exclusive special report Gary Franchi is joined by Former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack. They discuss the County Sheriff Project, a movement that will compound the effort to push back against an over reaching Federal Government, a movement that needs your support.

There are a few things you can do to support the County Sheriff Project:

1st. Visit their website at http://CountySheriffProject.org and make a financial contribution or click the County Sheriff Project image at the top of the right side bar on this site.

2nd. Simply share this video to your social networks and email lists: http://on.fb.me/sharvid

3rd. Give your local Sheriff a copy of Sheriff Mack’s book “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope” available at http://SheriffMack.com, and tell them about the County Sheriff Project.

Website: http://CountySheriffProject.org
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/County-Sheriff-Project
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