Following is some information which I have stumped my own toe over! There are other pieces of info which participants have alerted me to. Some are already on the thread, but they and others I plan to summarize in another post.
Perpetual thanks for all who work in any way shape or form on this issue, great or small!
1) ARIZONA - and all - re SHERIFF JOE!:
I heard today on the radio that he is under continuing attack by the Feds. He has been sued (again?)by them today
For Arizonans and others who wish to support his stand for us against the Feds, here are some contact numbers:
I STRONGLY recommend that you verify this before sending any money! I heard from a friend that someone out of state who tried to use info from one of his websites online was incorrect. Friend called the number of the Sheriff’s office and learned the number on the defense website was incorrect. This was a few weeks, ago, so again, THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BEST BE VERIFIED!
From one of his press releases:
100 West Washington, Suite 1900, Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Phone: (602) 876-1801 Fax: (602) 258-2081
Media Contact: MediaRequest@MCSO.Maricopa.Gov
The Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Office, home page:
2) More on Sheriffs standing against the Feds. This applies particularly to NEW MEXICO, INDIANA, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, MISSISSIPPI. The Mississippi Sheriff is also target of a federal law suit.
Sheriffs Standing with the People against the Feds
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 23:22 Written by Larry Pratt
I have reported earlier that sheriffs in NEW MEXICO are threatening to arrest federal agents if they attempt to enforce unconstitutional federal acts in contravention of state law.
The even better news is that sheriffs in other states are doing the same. Sheriff Brad Rogers of ELKHART COUNTY, INDIANA has told Food and Drug Administration agents they will be arrested if they go on Amish farmer David Hochstetlers land. Having falsely alleged that raw, unpasteurized milk sold by Hochstetler had caused several cases of food poisoning, the FDA filed a complaint in federal court to support their attack on the farmer.
I have consumed raw milk for years and can affirm that it is not only safe, but much healthier than pasteurized milk.
The threat of incarceration led the feds to withdraw their complaint against Hochstetler. This was even after US Department of Justice attorney Ross Goldstein emailed the Sheriff that he would be arrested if he protected Hochstetler. When Sheriff Rogers refused to back down, the FDA cried uncle.
Rogerss communication to the feds seemed to have been quite convincing: Any further attempts to inspect this farm without a warrant signed by a local judge, based on probable cause, will result in Federal inspectors removal or arrest for trespassing by my officers or I. The feds have gotten used to acting without due process — in this case, that means not bothering to get a search warrant.
Rogers campaign website listed his number one objective as Upholding the Constitution. He is also concerned about the heart condition of his inmates and is determined to help Provide Hope to Change a Heart. Under that header he says, The Elkhart County jail has 74 church services a month and allows unprecedented access to ministry volunteers. Not only can we impact inmates for the here and now, but for eternity.
Sheriff Rogers requires his deputies to take three, two-day classes on the Constitution (at a tuition rate of $125 per person).
Rogers is not alone in his love for the Constitution. Ellis County, Texas Sheriff Johnny Brown has stated that he would resist any effort by the federal government to confiscate firearms in his county.
Sheriff Joe Baca in SIERRA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA told his county commission that he will not enforce road closures on Bureau of Land Management and Gila National Forest Lands.
Sheriff Gil Gilbertson of JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON has told the Forest Service that he will protect those using the forest in his county. He has written a short treatise entitled, Unraveling Federal Jurisdiction within a State. It is actually a scholarly piece based on citations from the Constitution, court cases and statutes and concludes that the Forest Service has no authority in any county.
SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA Sheriff Jon Lopey has said: I have told federal and state officials over and over that, yes, we want to preserve the environment, but you care more about the fish, frogs, trees and birds than you do about the human race. When will you start to balance your decisions to the needs of the people?...We are right now in a fight for our survival. Lopey spearheaded a coalition of eight sheriffs calling themselves: Defend Rural America.
In the days after Hurricane Katrina, power was out for days. Food and medicine were about to be lost. So Sheriff Billy McGee of FORREST COUNTY, MISSIPPI — a Democrat — took action when he realized that a federal shipment of six trucks of ice bound for Hattiesburg turned out to be only four. McGee went in search of the other two and found them being guarded by some Army reservists who possessed bureaucratic mindsets.
McGee took steps to secure the ice, but was told he was not authorized to take the vehicles. When a reservist would not get off one of the trucks, McGee had him handcuffed. The ice was delivered where it was needed in Hattiesburg, explaining why McGee is also known as The Ice Man.
Not surprisingly, the feds have brought suit against the Sheriff in federal court. Perhaps McGee will arrest any marshals seeking to interfere with the duties of a peace officer.
It is encouraging that men of integrity, who understand that the sheriff is the top law enforcement officer in his county, have been elected in counties around the country. We should be looking for more who fit this description.
Please let me know if you are aware of any constitutional sheriffs, and use the contact button on the website to send me their names and stories.
3) From the same issue of “The Gunowners:
“You might also go to the online GOA bookstore and get Sheriff Richard Mack’s treatise on the power of the county sheriffs. You can get “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope” at:
Thanks for the ping!
ADDENDUM TO POST 92, part 1, RE SHERIFF JOE CONTACT INFO:
How’s this for timing? My friend just sent me information on the current contact information for any who might want to support Sheriff Joe’s legal battles and/or primary election/re-election campaigns:
“Contributions are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.”
Americans for Sheriff Joe
National Support Center
PO Box 8897
Pueblo CO 81008-8897
“Authorized and paid for by Americans for Sheriff Joe, an independent expenditure committee. This effort is a citizen effort and not affiliated or connected with any candidate or political party.”
CAMPAIGN ID# 1000896
The National Chairman for this organization is John Philip Sousa IV. (My understanding is that the answer is, yes, THAT John Philip Sousa family!)