Skip to comments.Police Chief Wants Citizens As ‘Reserve Force’ To Defend Against Feds
Posted on 02/13/2013 6:52:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
My friends, there is hope. Law enforcement officers at the local level are making their stand and they want you to be a part of that. While Ive written on various sheriffs that have made their own stance to protect their citizens from anyone attempting to confiscate guns, I recently ran across Police Chief Mark Kessler of the Gilberton Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania. He wants citizens to join with his police department in building a reserve force that will aid his police force should the need arise to resist Federal authorities when it comes to the Second Amendment.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
I spoke with Chief Kessler and he is most definitely a patriot and a Constitutionalist. The police force is quite small in his town and, much like my own town, criminal activity is not rampant.
The reserve force will be made up of volunteers, they can be past or current police officers with act 120 training, along with non law enforcement personnel interested in joining the reserve force....
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I like this.
You betcha! :-)
This is the way LE was supposed to work.
that’s what I call grass roots!
Well looks like Lexington Bridge to me. Expect to.face armed Drones. Zero will not be defied...
The police calling up the "well regulated militia" to protect the "security of a free state" vs. the federales. I like it. I bet the gun controllers who stated that the second amendment only applied to a government run militia will have to go through more contortions than Chinese acrobats to claim this isn't the type of militia they meant.
He may have a few problems that some coordination can solve.
To start with, common law recognizes county Sheriffs as the de facto leader of the actual posse comitatus or militia (not the Posse Comitatus Act).
“Posse comitatus is the common-law or statute law authority of a county sheriff or other law officer to conscript any able-bodied adult person to assist him in keeping the peace or to pursue and arrest a felon. It survives in the United States, where a Sheriff might in effect declare some or all “adult persons of good character” to be deputized and thus authorized to bear arms in circumstances where the federal government might attempt to seize the arms of citizens.”
This, in effect, establishes them as law enforcement officers of the state, so the federals would have to order the disarmament of the states police at all levels to disarm these few.
By judicial precedent, the congress overrides state legislatures, and federal courts override state courts; but the Supreme Court has *never* found that the president is superior to state governors. Therefore if a governor refuses to obey, the only presidential recourse is to send in the US Army to enforce his authority.
And this is greater than the standoff of the 101st Airborne Division against the Arkansas National Guard to force integration in their high school. In effect, it would be the president invading a state to take over its government.
The last time this happened was the Civil War, when the Union Army was loyal to the president. I’m not so sure this can today be taken as a given.
Bump for forwarding to anti gun lefties, they need to know it’s not going to be a cakewalk.
Interesting. Thanks for the post.
Outstanding post. Should be read by all. Kudos.
I must be dreaming.
An interesting plan; not sure how tough the logistics aspect will be, but interesting nonetheless.
If my Sheriff does this I will be one of the first in line to sign up and support him.
Re your post 11, I concur. Yefragetuwrabrumuy’s posts are always highly informative.
i know the president can nationalize the natioonal guard in emergencies. could the president nationalize the state national guard in order to subvert the will and power of the governor to defend against federal troops?
“If my Sheriff does this I will be one of the first in line to sign up and support him.”
Yes, Sheriff’s have become a problem they had not considered.
Now they are actively looking to strip them of their powers by making them appointed positions of the City Manager, (see Cleveland Ohio), who serve at their leisure, instead of being elected positions.
I would deputize every citizen in my county who did not have a criminal record to shield them from these tyrannical despots.
Before you dive in head first, I suggest you measure the depth of the water (just don't use BOTH feet!). If the Chief is a fellow you know well, a brother lodge member, sings with you in the church choir, &c, well and good.
Conversely, if you've never met and all you have to go on is his invitation to join up with the local "gun nut" crowd in annoying DHS, BATFE, FBI, CIA, ICE, consider the possibility that this might be a great way to get all the kindred spirits to march right into a FEMA re-education center.
A Word to the wise;
Make damn sure you know what you're doing before you start doing it. The less said the better, trust your friends but not completely. It takes time to organize and caulk all the leaks.
I hate being a wet blanket...
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