Protecting the Individual Citizen

On August 8, 2014, in Second Amendment, by FreedomForum

Who will protect us when government becomes the enemy of the sovereign man?

As the federal government increasingly disregards the Constitution and the Natural Law Rights it protects and secures for We the People, who will stand in the breach?

When the transition from public servant to tyrant is complete and the totalitarian police state becomes a reality, who will be the defenders of individual freedom?

There was a time when men acted with a clarity of moral duty and sacred honor that did not require a list, rule, or regulation.  Because it was natural and expected, men like our founding fathers were willing to risk life, liberty, and property to secure individual liberty for future generations.

Pierre Corneille, a seventeenth century French poet and dramatist wrote, “Every man of courage is a man of his word.”

Since the founding of our nation, millions of our fellow citizens have served in the military, law enforcement, public office, and other areas of public trust, pledging the following solemn oath to begin their service:

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Many of today’s public officials, hand on the Bible, take this same oath, swearing to uphold it . . . How many truly understand the promise they made, and how many had their fingers crossed behind their back as they spoke those words?

It appears as if taking the oath of office has become nothing more than a routine formality, no different than clicking the “I Agree” box to those unread “terms of service” we so often encounter on the Internet.

In the final analysis, a person’s character is measured by his willingness to keep his word and by his adherence to the letter and meaning of that sworn oath.

As the most powerful elected law enforcement officer in the nation, the County Sheriff serves the people. He (or she) is obligated to maintain public safety and to defend the constitutional rights of the county’s citizens. Not appointed or hired, he has the authority to act as an independent agent of and for the people. Those who wish to centralize police power to achieve a totalitarian agenda fear the county sheriff for that very reason.

At a sheriff’s forum last year, Sheriff Chris Clinton of Towns County, Georgia, stated his position on the role of the Constitutional Sheriff. He clearly acknowledged and accepted his obligation to the citizens of his county to prevent the limitation and/or abolition of their constitutional rights, even if it means standing up to governmental pressure and demands.

If America’s founding fathers, men like George Washington, Patrick Henry, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, had believed the maxim, “You can’t fight City Hall,” we would all be drinking tea and eating crumpets every afternoon at 4 o’clock and pledging allegiance to the Queen of England.

Our founders fought City Hall and won . . . Using the lessons learned from the oppression they endured and that victory over the tyrant King George, these men gave us the tool to preserve individual freedom – a Constitutional Republic based on Natural Law Rights, private property, and the sovereignty of each individual citizen.

Our Constitution is a contract by which thirteen sovereign states formed a central government with strictly limited powers. The central government was not and never meant to be a party to that contract. To enforce that concept, our founders gave us the Tenth Amendment – the absolute right of each state to “Just Say NO” to any usurpation of power by the central government.

Dr. Dan’s guest on Freedom Forum Radio this weekend did exactly that.

Sheriff Richard MackAs the Sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, Sheriff Richard Mack said “NO” when three federal agents showed up at the Arizona Sheriffs’ Association meeting demanding local sheriffs enforce the background check provisions of the Brady Act anti-handgun bill. Sheriff Mack was joined by six other sheriffs from all over the US in a suit challenging the constitutionality of those “orders.”

Three years later, the Supreme Court upheld their challenge based on the Tenth Amendment.

As the highest elected law enforcement official in the nation, the County Sheriff has the authority and responsibility to protect the citizens of his county from unconstitutional excesses of the federal government.

To further this goal, Sheriff Mack formed the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association in 2011. Public servants and sheriffs who are members are sworn to uphold their oath to defend, protect, preserve, and obey the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.

This is a discussion each of us must have with our own county sheriff. Does he believe in the Constitution of the United States, and will he take action in accordance with his oath of office?  Give your sheriff a copy of the CSPOA Resolution and ask him to read it and sign it.


Join Dr. Dan and Sheriff Mack as they discuss critical issues of our time, including the Second Amendment, the role of the County Sheriff, and recent events on our southern border.  Part One airs this weekend, August 9-10, Part Two airs August 16-17, and Part Three airs August 23-24. Program times are Saturday 8:00am and 9:30am and Sunday 2:30pm and 7:00pm.

9 Responses to “Protecting the Individual Citizen”

  1. Robert Harrell says:

    This particular article presents a unique insight into the importance of a local election. If the local body of representatives such as sheriff and commissioners will stand together to actually represent the people who elect them and follow the oath, as many of us have, to uphold the constitution we have a better chance of not being overrun by national interests over the local people.

  2. Fed up says:

    We should all rise and give a standing ovation to this articles statement, the CSPOA and those that uphold the Constitution.
    “We the people” should all go to the ballot box vowing not to elect or re-elect any politician that does not uphold the Constitution. Any politician that has voted the party line and not the peoples will should not be re-elected. Support your local Sheriff.

  3. Jeb says:

    “Who will protect us when government becomes the enemy of the sovereign man?”

    Government already is and has always been the enemy of sovereign man. Please name one government in the history of mankind that has been good to or for it’s people. (crickets)

  4. Barry says:

    The current administration and Agencies of the United States are participating in OPEN ACTS OF TREASON!!!

    Those that are holding any Public Office of Trust including but not limited to the President of the United States, State Governors, State Legislators, BP, DHS, FEMA, DOJ, DOS, Congress Assembled and the Judiciary that are not bringing criminal charges are ACCESSORIES DURING AND AFTER THE FACT !!!

    They have knowledge of the INTENT TO OVER THROW THE UNITED STATES by insurgents of several factions entering amongst the refugees.

    Participants in criminal elements such as MS-13, HAMAS, Al Quida, ISIS and others that are not sovereign nations can not hold refugee status.

    Title 8 USC sec 1101
    (42) The term “refugee” means (A) any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, or (B) in such special circumstances as the President after appropriate consultation (as defined in section 1157(e) of this title) may specify, any person who is within the country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, within the country in which such person is habitually residing, and who is persecuted or who has a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. The term “refugee” does not include any person who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. For purposes of determinations under this chapter, a person who has been forced to abort a pregnancy or to undergo involuntary sterilization, or who has been persecuted for failure or refusal to undergo such a procedure or for other resistance to a coercive population control program, shall be deemed to have been persecuted on account of political opinion, and a person who has a well founded fear that he or she will be forced to undergo such a procedure or subject to persecution for such failure, refusal, or resistance shall be deemed to have a well founded fear of persecution on account of political opinion.

  5. DBW says:

    Dear Dr. Dan, Thank you for your thoughtful and interesting Newsletter. I really appreciate it. I, too, am most concerned.

  6. Kenley Redditt says:

    I am thrilled at the amount of information that you, your guests and program are disseminating. I will be encouraging my friends to read and listen to you!

  7. FreedomForum says:

    Kenley, Thanks so much for your kind words of support. Dr. Dan

  8. MARK YOKLEY says:

    Dr Dan, Thank you for speaking at the town hall meeting at the Ag Center tonight. You were a pleasure to meet as well. Your viewpoints were right on target.

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