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    the sheriff responded that he has "a team of attorneys to step up with me if necessary to be sure the Second Amendment is upheld."
    AMEN!!!!!!!
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    Well, one of the most powerful officials in any county or parish is the Sheriff. For years they were referred to as the "High Sheriff." Along with constables the sheriff has great authority. The only controls on him are state and local constitutions and codes. He can operate under the 10th Amendment and fight the fed till hell freezes over....or until he is not re-elected.
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    @dances-weebles Look, weebles, did you ever consider that this sheriff is "one of them?" Did you consider why these folks elected him? I know every one of the last three sheriffs in my county. One lives in my community, one is a distant cousin to my wife, and the other is a Marine vet like me...and we talk frequently at the courthouse. Each of these men is "one of us." That's why they are elected. We know them and they know us...and they are all long time law enforcement professionals.
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    Here! Here! KY is a solid Republican state. After reading today that Ohio is 60%+ gimmedat class I might consider moving elsewhere. I am tired of supporting that welfare trash. If there are more Sheriffs like this guy, they need to start coming forward as well. Let Comrade Soetoro and Comrade Biden know there are people who will stand up to their evil plans.
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    @Zazziness We're tired of liberal zealots like you who think people who work for a living should continue to pay for the lazy.
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    The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. He's not committing a crime if he won't enforce a bill that is in direct conflict with it. In fact, it should be a crime to enforce an unconstitutional bill.
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    Of course it is not his job to determine what is constitutional now is it? It is his job to enforce the laws as they are written. If the laws are found to be unconstitutional then they are not to be enforced. Until then he is supposed to enforce the laws that exist. At no time is this man ever entitled to determine which laws he wants to enforce.
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    @PNWest Since the supreme law of the land absolutely bans any infringement upon the people's inalienable right to arms, it is self-evident that any attempt to so infringe is "unconstitutional" - and therefore against the law. The sheriff is bound by his oath of office to uphold and defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign AND domestic.
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    What he is doing may be inappropriate. But i support it and wish it was more common. Now when is he going to stop throwing people in jail for marijuana?
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    Laws only work with the consent of the governed. This idiocy will only effect the blue hives, where the predators will have free rein over the perpetual victim class, democrats…enjoy.
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    Thank God! I am so glad this sheriff is standing up to this administration. They are bullies who act like royalty. AARP, coke, GE, etc... all allowed this administration to bully them into line but this sheriff and other brave americans will stand up to them.
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    The problem with his statement is that he would not uphold laws that "he" deems to be unconstitutional. With thinking like this and the way the constitution could be interpreted differently by every person on the planet, this is a recipe for disaster.
    I am willing to be that the supporters of this wouldn't be praising him, if he believed that guns should be outlawed because that is how he interpreted the constitution.
    You dont like him because he is doing what he believes is right, you like him because he believes what you believe.
    This argument has very little to do with the constitution by the way.
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    "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed"
    The meaning and intent is self-evident. It is not possible for someone to reasonably claim that it means that "guns should be outlawed". It really is that simple.
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    @bambi33 - Doesn't a county sherrif make an oath to uphold and enforce the law? I don't think there's anything in those county sherrif oaths of office about defending the constitution. You may have sherrifs confused with other elected officials. In any case, upholding and enforcing existing laws does not give him the right to interpret which laws are constitutional. I do believe that's above his pay grade. And BTW, sure wish you'd stop posting "It really is that simple." It makes you sound simple, indeed.
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    @Denizen_Kate
    You are incorrect. All public officials (federal, state, and county) are required by law to sign an oath or affirmation that includes the declaration "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".
    Since the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, it supersedes all other laws in direct conflict with it. Even the Supreme Court determined "that an act of the legislature, repugnant to the constitution, is void.", and that "This... is... is... to be considered by this court as one of the fundamental principles of our society." [Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137]

    BTW, I sure wish you would educate yourself so that you can actually comprehend the simple basic concepts and principles you seem so eager to talk about. Then you wouldn't aggravate everyone with having to constantly explain 3rd-grade civics.
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    @bambi33 - Sorry about that. I never meant to be an aggravation to anyone, especially not to you, Bambi. I await your next "It really is that simple" pontification with great eagerness. I still maintain that interpreting the constitutionality of a law is above the pay grade of the average county sheriff (look, I even spelled it correctly this time :), but unlike some, I can admit when I'm wrong. I did a little research and it seems that though it differs from one county to another, the oath of office for a sheriff often includes the bit about upholding the constitution. I stand corrected.

    Signed, 3rd grade civics student.
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    @Denizen_Kate
    It's considered bad form - when eating crow - to spit it at the person from whom you received it. Just swallow it, and endeavor to do better. I've eaten my share.
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    Finally someone with common sense. How do you like that dictator? Don't want to work with congress heh? Well there's a new sheriff in town. lol
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    @dances-weebles You are under the mistaken impression that administrative orders or mere statutes, somehow over-rule the supreme law of the land. They don't. It really is that simple.
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    Well if there unconstitutional then what's the big deal he stood for what's right cant everyone agree with that on here I mean we're probably gonna c a disagreement but it is unconstitutional
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    I have not read all the comments but what he is doing is a growing movement and strongly believed to be lawful as determined under the scope of the tenth amendment. Anyone interested should google Constitutional sheriffs. I heard about them a few weeks ago and have heard numerous interviews and the reasoning and rights seems sound. Here is a few links but anyone interested I would suggest checking it out more thoroughly. So far imo I like it and I am getting involved.
    Constitutional Sheriffs, the Purse and the Sword
    http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/11/09/co...
    constitutional sheriffs and peace officers association
    "To seek justice, protect civil liberties, and uphold the constitution"
    Constitutional Sheriffs
    http://www.constitutionalsheriffs.com/
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    He's merely the sheriff. The decision about which laws to rebuff isn't his. That lies in the domain of the district or county attorney. And that decision will be quite a long time coming since nobody has introduced a law to begin the extremely difficult and lengthy process to repeal the 2nd amendment.

    Well, Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona is getting up in years and may not be around much longer. If there's a national quota for flashy-but-stupid law enforcement, I'd vote for this guy to take Sheriff Joe's place.
  • #160
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    You know there is a large silent majority of peace officers that feel the same way. All across rural America, little towns with small police departments, and even members of our own armed forces will refuse to obey Obama's dictatorship mandates.
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    I pray that they will do more than simply "refuse to obey" unlawful orders - when it comes to outright civilian disarmament.
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    America needs more people like him, not afraid to stand up for what's right. If this crap gets pushed the our throats like Obamacare did, we as a country will see lots more law & military poeple come forward refusing to do it. Over 20 in the USCG I have a right to keep my guns just like everyone of you do.
  • #154
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    If we allow the new gun laws we are only going to protect the crimal aspect of this society. The law abiding citizens will have little to no means to protect self or family. Only one question needs to be answered. Will the crimals that commit robbery, selling of illegal narcotics, home invasions, and murder abide by the gun laws? Therefore I believe this sheriff is not only protecting himself and the constitution, he is also protecting the citizens of his jurisdiction that he swore to protect.
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    I can't speak for the rest of you, but I'm noting where nullification is happening as a possible refuge as the federal government tries to put a strangle hold on the American people. Thankfully, I'm only a half-hour drive from such a place.
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    Indeed, in his county the president (and his entire entourage) are just ordinary civilians - subject to ALL laws therein.
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