This article was originally published by Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper
Washington state recently introduced bills for some of the strictest gun laws in the country but they have some very important opponents: the sheriffs.
Long thought to be the last line of defense between authoritarianism and freedom, sheriffs are in a unique position. As elected officials, basically nobody has authority over them – not the judges, not the Feds – no one except the people who may or may not choose to re-elect them.
What are those new gun laws in Washington?
In November, Washington voters passed a ballot initiative, I-1639. To purchase a semi-automatic rifle, buyers must be over 21, undergo an enhanced background check, must have completed a safety course, and need to wait 9 days to take possession of their weapon. And that’s not all. A gun owner who doesn’t store his or her weapon “properly” can be prosecuted.
And that was just the beginning of the unconstitutional momentum.
Feeling the wind at their backs after the ballot, gun campaigners and liberal legislators have now gone even further in the new legislative session. Bills introduced in the last week to Washington’s Democrat-dominated legislature look to further restrict firearms. Some laws would ban high capacity magazines and plastic guns made with 3D printers. Others would mandate training for concealed carry permits, and remove guns and ammo during and after domestic violence incidents.
Washington’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, who proposed several of the bills, said in an email: “Now is the time to act. Washingtonians have made it clear that they support common-sense gun safety reforms.” (source)
Things are getting more and more difficult for gun owners in a state that has two very different demographics.
Washington is a reflection of the rest of the US.
The state of Washington is similar to the United States in general. The vast majority of the population lives in a few large cities, distant from the rural and small-town folks in a lot more than just mileage. The left-leaning cities are in direct opposition to the more right-leaning rural communities, but the rural communities are under the thumb of the city voters due to numbers.
Back when they voted on I-1639, 27 of the 39 counties were against the measure, but because the twelve counties that voted FOR it were more populous, the initiative passed.
Does this sound familiar? If it weren’t for the electoral college in national elections, we’d probably have Hillary Clinton as our president, and she’s notoriously anti-gun. The situation of gun owners would look very different right now if that had happened.
Now the state is divided because the counties that voted against the measure are refusing to be governed by unconstitutional laws to which they objected in the first place
And they’re supported by their sheriffs.
Some Washington law enforcement officers are refusing to enforce these laws.
Klickitat County Sheriff, Bob Songer, Republic police chief Loren Culp, and Ferry County Sheriff Ray Maycumber are among those who have publicly vowed not to enforce the new unconstitutional gun laws.
In Ferry county in eastern Washington, more than 72% of voters rejected I-1639. In the county’s only incorporated city, Republic, the police chief Loren Culp asked the council in November to declare the city a “second amendment sanctuary”. That vote has been delayed until March, but in the meantime, like Songer, Culp says he will not enforce.
The sheriff in Ferry county, Ray Maycumber, told the Guardian that he would not be enforcing the laws either, at least until the NRA’s litigation is completed.
“There’s a window of time when I get to make the assessment”, he said. Should the NRA not succeed, he said, he would “consider if I want to go on in the job”.
…The refusal of law enforcement officers to enforce the new restrictions plays into a longer history of so-called “constitutional” sheriffs resisting the gradual tightening of gun laws. There are also hints, in the stance, of the doctrine of “county supremacy”, long nursed on the constitutionalist far right, which holds that county sheriffs are the highest constitutional authority in the country. (source)
Matt Marshall, the leader of the Washington Three Percent, is hoping to persuade other Washington counties to adopt local second amendment sanctuary ordinances. Next week, he meets with people in Lewis and Pierce counties to urge them to urge them to adopt resolutions not to enforce unconstitutional gun laws.
This isn’t the first time that sheriffs have stood up against unreasonable laws.
As elected officials, sheriffs have an obligation to their constituents and to the Constitution of the United States of America.
In 2013, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini kicked the US Forestry Service out of his county.
The El Dorado County Sheriff says he’s not happy with the U.S. Forest Service, so he’s stripping them of their authority by keeping them from enforcing state law within the county.
Sheriff John D’Agostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received “numerous, numerous complaints.”
In a letter obtained by CBS13, the sheriff informs the federal agency that its officers will no longer be able to enforce California state law anywhere in his county.
“I take the service that we provide to the citizens of El Dorado County and the visitors to El Dorado County very seriously, and the style and manner of service we provide,” D’Agostini said. “The U.S. Forest Service, after many attempts and given many opportunities, has failed to meet that standard.” (source)
This kind of action is firmly supported by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The power of county sheriffs was upheld in the Supreme Court.
In 1994, Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack and Ravalli County Montana Sheriff Jay Printz successfully sued the Clinton Administration over the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.
Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy, and Clarence Thomas found that the Brady Act’s attempted commandeering of the sheriffs to perform background checks violated the tenth amendment.
“The Framers rejected the concept of a central government that would act upon and through the States, and instead designed a system in which the State and Federal Governments would exercise concurrent authority over the people. The Federal Government’s power would be augmented immeasurably and impermissibly if it were able to impress into its service–and at no cost to itself–the police officers of the 50 States.
…Federal control of state officers would also have an effect upon the separation and equilibration of powers between the three branches of the Federal Government itself.” (source)
The decision upheld the power of county sheriffs.
County sheriffs are the last legal line of defense.
Legally speaking, our county sheriffs are the last line of defense in the battle for gun rights.
Federal agencies do not have state powers. Due to the Constitution’s structure of dual sovereignty, the feds have no authority to enforce state laws. Furthermore, states cannot be compelled to enforce federal laws. (source)
The next option is widespread civil disobedience, which we saw recently in New Jersey.
Thanks to a December 5 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, New Jersey’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds took effect on December 10. By that date, all owners of heretofore legal “large capacity magazines” (LCMs) were required to surrender them to police, render them inoperable, modify them so they cannot hold more than 10 rounds, or sell them to authorized owners. Those who failed to do so are guilty of a fourth-degree felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison.
How many of New Jersey’s 1 million or so gun owners have complied with the ban by turning LCMs in to law enforcement agencies? Approximately zero… (source)
Try as anti-gun legislators and activists might, there is a difficult battle ahead for anyone who tries to disarm the American people. Between Constitution-supporting elected officials and American civilians who will not comply, the real Resistance seems to be ready…and armed.
What do you think of these Sheriffs in Washington?
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Oh, so you liberal Marxists don’t want to enforce immigration laws and have sanctuary cities.? Then we wont enforce gun laws, and have our own sanctuary counties where gun laws are not enforced. Whats good for the liberal, is good for the conservative.!!!!!
The difference being that the Bill of Rights backs up non-enforcement of restrictive “gun laws” but not failure to comply with immigration laws.
You libs that like all that confiscation can go to hell. It won’t happen. You can turn a whole country into a bunch of outlaws with your idiot rules and penalties. It won’t matter to us.
These sheriffs are heroes. Engage your local sheriffs and let them know (if they are constitutionally minded) that they have your support should the need ever arise.
YES, YES, YES.. A citizen is a person that owns firearms, a slave is a person without firearms.
Yup, and an AR 15 is an anti-assault weapon. Whenever a Tyrant/Democrat/Marxist sees the public well armed they shudder, knowing they have to disarm the masses in order to do things to them. Pelosi and Schumer and company need to disarm us if they are to proceed in their dastardly plans for us.
The crazy and deranged Left want our Kids, our land, our money, our nation, our liberty, our freedom, our healthcare, our minds, our stuff, our choices, our very lives. They covet the ground we stand on even.
Fellow Patriots: EVERYTHING is at stake here. THEY must not win. The serpents are coiled and rattling their tails, warning us of their impending strike.
The constitution is clear. The SCOTUS, FBI, and DOJ are provably corrupted. These sheriffs are making the right call. ANY Policing agency that tries to enforce these unconstitutional ‘red flag” or other infringement laws is going to be putting themselves in a very dangerous position.
We the people are sick and damn tired of the tyrant criminals running and ruining our republic.
Think of it this way.
At the rate they are going it will take over 100 years to disarm the American population.
Being Canadian I’m not used to folks open carry. Handguns just aren’t that popular here. Well not like they are there. You get caught carrying a handgun here registered or not your going to jail.
Few years back one of our towns firefighters went out hunting for moose he got mauled by a Griz he emptied a 9mm into
Mama bear and put her down he was ripped up pretty good.
He was charged and convicted for killing an endangered species carting a concealed firearm he was given a 2 year suspended sentence only because the courts didn’t want to cover his medical bills.
Lost his guns licences firearms fishing equipment anything to do with outdoor sports. You want unfair there it is.
Only place you can legally use a handgun is at a government approved gun range.
No you can not use it on your personal property either.
Why I live in Alaska and not Canada? Your government needs to get its head out of the queens ass and start worrying about the people? Good luck on that one brother? And sad to say we are and sad to say we are headed down the same road? Read the ten quotes of Vladimir Lenin and look at things today? It’s scary!!!!!!
hows come the citizens didn’t surround the courthouse, jerk that judge out of there and……..aww, never mind….
But, but, in exchange for the ability to defend yourself, family and property you get 60+ pretend genders and fines/jail for failure to pretend along with the mentally ill.
That has to count for something! Just ask a Leftard.
Who is behind the push to outlaw guns?
The same 2% who are behind abortion, Communism, and Judeo-Christianity.
It’s a good thing that the sheriff refused to enforce unconstitutional anti-gun laws, but that’s not enough. We need to disempower the traitors who have infiltrated and now dominate academia, information systems in Hollywood, the government, and the Churches.
Yeah its those damn judeo-christians. You’re an idiot.
Honeypot, all correct and these Sheriffs are a good thing for sure. But there are still many that will enforce bogus laws as well. So do what we can to get them turned around !
I am in Eastern Oregon and this year we passed a new SAPO county ordinance along with 17 other counties statewide. Now we will push to get it even stronger and more counties going forward so there are some good news stories out there. And they all took a lot of effort and sitting on the couch talking shit did not get any of it done !
WRONG. We Christians are at the forefront of the resistance to the Marxists. Why do you think we are their number one enemy, why they want to destroy us Christians. There is a small segment of “Liberal Christians” who belong to the world council of churches who support anti american activities, but they are an elderly, brainwashed dying minority, who are much more “New Age” than Christian.
Trust me, when the three percent gather when SHTF, most will be Christians.
Respectfully, your “two percent” figure is also off. Fully 50 percent of the public support abortion and communism and gun banning. It’s not just the elites who have evil ways, its also the millions who subscribe to such madness and delusions.
We Patriots and freedom fighters are the outnumbered, the hunted. That’s why to survive we must support secessions. Barry Goldwater said, “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.”
So your saying your cult is better than others? How about using logic and common sense and critical thinking individually instead? Without abortion we would be like China with a billion consumers to feed. THINK ABOUT 3X THE POPULATION WE HAVE NOW! It would be a madhouse of roachlike people scrambling for whatever they could get! Just like the chinese, life would be worthless and disposable and birth rates would have to be controlled. But hey… That level of thinking is way out of your brainwashed non thinking paradigm…
The amount of abortions since Roe was offset by our immigration policies; so we exchanged American born and raised for foreigners.
Isolating issues that effect one another is a socialist trick.
Gotta agree with Son of patriot here Genius. The only reason we seem crowded is due to a large population of people being corralled in cities, while the vast majority of land is rural, or nationalized parks. We need a larger population if anything, and to stop having our children sacrificed to molok or some other deity(planned parenthood). They want a population under 500,000,000. I would suggest we do the opposite.
I have never seen a more ironic handle than yours with every one of your posts.
Kudos to those cops in WA State that refuse to enforce those laws. I don’t even follow unconstitutional gun laws. Gun show in my area this weekend. Need more ammo who knows what else, LOL.
Good for the sheriff’s. On the other hand I REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH UNCONSTITUTIONAL GUN LAWS. So there…
Good because I refuse to comply with unconstitutional gun laws…
Unconstitutional is by definition, an illegal law. Just as a soldier is under no obligation to follow illegal orders.
Do not forget the neo feminist
Remember District Attorney’s as well as County sheriff’s are electable officials. DA’s that refuse to prosecute unconstitutional gun laws need to be elected as well. If the sheriff’s deputies won’t arrest you for these the state and municiple police still can that’s why it’s so important that you elect DA’s that won’t prosecute them no matter what law enforcement agency makes the arrest.
Also jury nulification is a good tactic to use by individual jurors to block guilty verdicts on trials regarding these types of arrests.
Where’d ya go lol. I was just hackin on ya a bit. I didn’t mean for ya to stop posting.
And where is hcks,? anyone heard from him lately???
Angry Beaver, I’d also like to hear from HCKS. Hope he’s OK. He always made some interesting posts regardless of how you look at them.
I wish it were true, that there were actually REAL Sheriff’s, who would uphold the FANTASY and LIE of the US Constitution, but it is not-there IS NO US CONSTITUTION IN A POLICE STATE CONTROLLED BY CRIMINAL TREASONOUS PSYCHOPATHS. When the criminal treasonous United States CORPORATION Government from the bowels of hell sends their Satanist PSYCHOPATH Pedophile PROTECTING murderous cowardly drunken bum Agencies of DEMONS, like the FBI, DHS, CIA, BLM, US Military COWARDS, and all the other treasonous criminal Satanist Pedophile controlled Agencies of the Satanist Pedophile US Govt..THESE SHERIFFS WILL DO ANYTHING THEIR UNITED STATES CORPORATION GOVERNMENT SATANIST PEDOPHILE MASTERS ASK…Just ask Sheriff Dave Ward of Harney County what happens when the Satanist Pedophile PROTECTORS come calling for you to do their bidding to PROTECT their Yellow Cake Uranium under Burns Oregon, and to protect the URANIUM ONE owners of ALL THAT YELLOW CAKE. RIP Robert Lavoy Finicum…A TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!!!
I like yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Oh, you mean uranium? Is that edible?
SUFFERING SUCCOTASH COWARD SATANIST PUSSY SCOUNDREL BEER DRINKING
DUMBED DOWN PEDOPHILE BOOT LICKING TREASONOUS PSYCHOPATHS FREAKAZOID
FOOTBALL WATCHING X BOX PLAYING PAJAMA WEARING DIRTBAG TREASONOUS
WIMP HENPECKED BURN IN HELL ATHIEST COMMIE PARASITE I’m running out of words
TARNATION BABYLON AMERICA SODOM GOMMORAH GONNERHIA STANK BREATH
ZITFACED HEMMOROID ROAD RAGE LITTERING JAYWALKING WUSSIFIED this is just a
small sample of what you spew on us EVERY FUCKING DAY, Ron. Please, chill.
No I will not “chill” and you will not “kill the messenger” COWARD AMERICAN. I will remind you EVERYDAY COWARD AMERICAN of what you are, where you live, and WHO CONTROLS YOU, how you whore out your children for booze and entertainment, and I will remind you EVERYDAY of your LIES, LIES, LIES and MORE LIES you live in, because I truly care about your damned COWARDLY soul, and THANKS FOR LISTENING…you are catching on COWARD AMERICAN.
If they could do that, they wouldn’t be waiting for gun confiscation first.
It’s also worth reminding people that, when the Berlin Wall came down there were people throughout the former Soviet states firing off guns that somehow remained unconfiscated by one of the most brutal regimes in history. Particularly one that had no background in the Right to bear Arms.
Once you make someone into a criminal, you can’t expect them not to act like one. What was that commercial, ” be the best you can be”? That is what those WA Sheriffs are saying.
I lived in WA state for over 20 years and know
what it used to be like, before all the Californians
followed me up there.
Democrats don’t seem to understand, that at a certain point
only idiots like themselves obey the stupid laws the
Democrats make. When I was in WA state I only obeyed the laws
that made sense. I ignored the rest.
Elected Sheriffs understand this.
Rellik, I had 2 cousins who used to be cops. One was a state trooper with 24 years of service. He once told me shortly after retiring that only 5% of the laws on the books are legitimate and the remaining 95% are BS. Like you I only follow laws that make sense and meet constitutional guidelines. I also ignore the BS laws.
Problem is ignoring BS laws can land you in bs jail. Scream behind the bars all you want about how you are being held illegally and watch it fall on deaf ears.
Challenge jurisdiction first and foremost. Common law may be overwritten by Statute, but not a common law jurisdiction. (If you have a DL, you’re in Court for violation of contract; contract law with the State.)
Thank goodness for the common sense of these sheriff’s .
BTW where is BLM BS- Hope it’s dead where it belongs
With the liberals, MSM, Hollywood, the black plantation, College indoctrination,
and the white guilt suburban women – we are toast!
Y’all are crazy to live in a state where the legislature has abandoned not only the US Constitution but its own state constitution!
You should move to a safe place…preferably a heavily armed state with like minded preppers like Western Kentucky.
I figure if enough Christian Conservative Republicans move here, we can make a stand if it comes to that. Every single day we should try to share the Gospel and get people saved and persuade solders to refuse unconstitutional orders along with LEOs.
I seriously doubt most Kentucky LEOs will carry out unconstitutional orders with some exceptions in Louisville.
From My Cold Dead Hands
The Constitution of Washington protects an individual’s right to bear arms. Washington preempts localities from regulating firearms in any manner more restrictive than State law except as explicitly authorized by the State legislature. Authorized local firearm regulations include:
“Restricting the discharge of firearms in any portion of their respective jurisdictions where there is a reasonable likelihood that humans, domestic animals, or property will be jeopardized. Such laws and ordinances shall not abridge the right of the individual guaranteed by Article I, section 24 of the state Constitution to bear arms in defense of self or others.”
“Restricting the possession of firearms in any stadium or convention center, operated by a city, town, county, except that such restrictions shall not apply to concealed pistol license holders, law enforcement officers, or any showing, demonstration, or lecture involving the exhibition of firearms.”
“Restricting the areas in their respective jurisdictions in which firearms maybe sold”.
If you want to get a CCW permit look into an Arizona non resident permit. AZ is a constitutional carry state (no permit required) and all private sales are legal. They only have very basic requirements and it is accepted in 38 other states. For info go to gunstocarry dot com and check out if your state accepts it and what your state laws are. Or just carry anyway if you feel the need. Some states you cannot carry a loaded gun on your side or in your car without an approved permit. This will allow you to.
It’s open carry in Kentucky. You can have a large fixed hunting knife strapped to you at alltimes, and as long as the firearm is in plain sight, you can take it with you most everywhere. In fact, the state legislature is thinking about relaxing any restrictions.
Concealed carry in Kentucky is extremely easy and basically demonstrating precise and accurate shooting that even a grandma can do.
There are no permits to own a firearm and no state registration either, and that has been the case for decades and decades.
Kentucky had the most federal checks every made during the Obama administration with DOUBLE the next closest state. We are bristling with weapons.
Since 1798, in Kentucky even black freemen and slaves could own firearms as long as someone vouched for them. Think how remarkable that was.
Wrong! Naggers commit the VAST majority of homicides! Naggers shouldn’t be allowed guns. Only the ones of proven good charachter. Nagger gang members should be executed! Giving naggers guns is a huge mistake! Only black people of good charachter should have them for defense against the naggers among them!
That is not what Jesus proclaimed. Your ideas are nonBiblical.
There is a higher percentage per capita of violent crimewith those of African ancestry who are black but a higher percentage of white collar crime among those of European ancestry. The latter harms millions.
Who cares what your mythical man supposedly said! I AM STATING FACTS! You know… TRUTH! That probably is way over your head but the truth is the truth no matter what! White collar crimes are not committed by naggers because they are too stupid to devise them! Were not talking financial crime were talking guns and murder! Don’t skate the subject by changing it.
The highest homicide and violent crime rates are in Democratically controlled cities with the strictest “gun control” laws in the country.
Criminals don’t obey laws, thus the definition “criminal”.
Late 90s there was a lot of car jackings and robberiies at ATMs; CCW was passed and the very first time a car jacker was shot and killed by a CCW holder the jack rate dropped immediately. Same thing happened after a CCW holder shot two men trying to rob him at an ATM.
Criminals look for easy targets as the basic cowards they are.
Real simple. The sheriffs can simply deputize all permit holders or even all persons owning or even brandishing a weapon that are citizens of his county. Problem solved….
So, who will bell the cat? Who will Commissar Inslee send to enforce this unenforceable, unconstitutional Marxist edict? I would guess it would have to be either the WA National Guard or the WSP. After a few of these tax termites get shot to pieces by the citizens and sheriffs who pay their salaries, all bets are off. Keep in mind the Nutmeg State(CT) did the same thing. Many did not comply. I have not yet seen the badged Orcs and Orcettes going door-to-door to confiscate firearms. Stay tuned.
Sons Through Faith in Christ
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
This is my Christian family according to the Bible. I don’t care about skin color. I want every patriotic American Christian to own and bear arms…and that includes but is not limited to firearms. I would give them all swords if I could afford it.
It is absolutely impossible to be a devout Bible believing Christian and be a leftist. They are mutually exclusive. When I was young and dumb, I made excuses for leftist so called Christians, but as soon as I fervantly read the Bible, over amd over, it was crystal clear how heretical leftist Christianity is.
We are partially in this mess because of stupid leftist Christians who were subverted by Communist. That has happened over and over by gun control, feminism, the sexual revolution, marxists and the civil rights movement, the student’s free speech movement, Vietnam protests, female priests, nuclear disarmament, etc. Every one of these were infiltrations by the KGB to sow discord amd subvert anything which posed as decent and benevolent.
There recently was an Officer involved shooting here in Western WA and they took the Cop down hard based on the new rules for the Police in this law. Nonsense, all of it.
County sheriffs and deputies are frequently combat veterans. So they can be a tremendous military resource if the SHTF. There is a good chance they are sergeants so never understimate one. Such a person could organize resistance.2nd lieutenants are generally of very low quality as they are green and wet behind the ears. A captain who saw genuine combat is worth his weight in gold.
State troopers here are extremely professional and likely are veterans. It’s fifty fifty with police.
Lawmen are by nature highly suspicious and waiting to hear the lie. They may go in naive but the job ruins their ability to fully trust anyone. Many a Christian lady has had her heart broke by a lawman because of this fact.
That is not necessarily a good quality in a soldier as it breaks squad cohesion and morale.
If you spend any time whatsoever doing ministry with lawmen, they see civilians at their worst and it messes up their head. When you find a great one who risks his career protecting the town and shielding the citizens from government overreach, that costs them so it’s rather noble.
And why would we want the western half of Washington in our tribe? We need a DIVORCE.
Last summer there was a large anti gun protest in my little Arizona town,right in the middle of town where the two main highways intersect.Around thirty plus people,mostly school teachers.They had signs that read “Save our Children” “Enough is Enough” “Gun control Now !” “How many more Lives” ect. As I was trapped at a red light and forced to watch their revolting display of stupidity I rolled my window down and said “Excuse me..” a bunch of them looked at me hopefully, probably expecting some words of encouragement or some show of solidarity.I said ” Are you aware that in the 20th century alone an estimated 260 million people were killed by their own governments? Mass genocide’s were committed all over the world, and the first thing the governments did was disarm their populace.” A few glared at me and this fellow shrieked at me,face contorted, his nasally voice cracking,”Your CRAZY !” A woman said sarcastically ” Try to have a nice day, sir.” And these are the morons teaching your kids….scarier than any armed person in my opinion !
Add Skamania County, WA to the list of Sheriffs. We are very rural/forest land for the most part, LEO response times can be long to very long. Our Sheriff here is very Liberty minded. ALL people, have the inalienable right to defend themselves, family, and their property.
The Jury Box, report for jury duty, cast your verdict in the direction of Freedom and Liberty guaranteed by our Federal Constitution and God given Bill of Rights. Many State laws are enacted due to knee jerk reaction minus critical thinking.
Lexington Concord was about gun confiscation by the Brits As long as people are docile they will continue to push tyrannical laws on the citizens of the US. The colonial Americans had to make a stand and mean it or they would have to live under tyranny. At some point the people will have to make another stand and mean it The question is when and where. Some unknown to the world cross roads or town square will gain fame as the new Lexington where the American citizen made a stand and actually meant it
The “good” cops are exercising personal discretion, on when to enforce the law.
There are all kinds of unpredictable outcomes, based on whether they are pretend white people, or resent white people or responsible citizenry.
In Washington, there is a row, between violent farmer-types and hippies, who they believe come from Seattle or out-of-state, on holiday. One kind of cop thinks you are leftist, so mistreats you. The other kind of cop thinks you are rightist, so mistreats you. Whatever mood they are in, they will find a suspicion, a courtesy, a parallel construction, and a qualified immunity.
I broke up a one-sided knife attack — no thanks to you — but, called to report that. Stupid me.
It’s good to know that there are some Constitutional county sheriffs out there. There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States though. How many sheriffs are like the ones in this article and how many would just as soon smash your face into the sidewalk? A story like this shouldn’t even have to be written. The norm should be the Constitutional sheriff and not the other way around.
Washington sheriffs also are on the Federal take, just like all the others. They enforce Federal laws instead of state ones, just like elsewhere. Washingtonians nullified the Federal marijuana laws but, Washington sheriffs still enforce them–since Washington sheriffs, like those elsewhere, think they have to be dependent on Federal (“Drug War”) money that the Feds won’t let them have if they don’t do the Feds’ bidding. Washington also won’t build state highways. They just rely on Federal Interstates and have few (and in critical places, no) state highways for traffic to use as alternate routes across the state when the Federal Interstate is blocked. The State of Washington functions like a dependent county of the U.S. Government, instead of a free state–a country, like their state anthem says they are.