On the Freedom Trail with the Badge and the Star

On January 24, 2014, something pivotal occurred. Seventy-five sheriffs, police chiefs, peace officers and essential others from 31 states met, by invitation only, to find common ground to unite their peace-keeping duties, the U.S. Constitution, concern for federal overreach, and their consciences. They left with a document that spells relief. If you live under the jurisdiction of one of these officials or those they convert, you are in good hands.

Distraught Americans repeatedly ask, “How can we stop the federal government?” Pay attention to the attendees to the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) Conference and the resolution they drafted by the same name. It declares they are serious about standing firm against a lawless federal government to enforce constitutional law,

This is huge. Any thoughtful patriot or serious student of the Constitution knows the document is in shreds. The situation worsens daily from treasonous federal officials hostile to constitutional principles. Those publicly and federally sworn to defend the Constitution are its enemies. Sheriffs and peace officers, caught in the unrelenting current of unruly edicts and policies, are saying, “No more. The buck stops here.”

They have resolved that federal officials must obey the law of the land. Those sheriffs and peace officers who sign the CSPOA pact pledge to uphold amendments 9 and 10 of the Constitution: that powers not delegated to the federal government or prohibited to the states by the Constitution, belong to the states and the people. In shorthand, the feds, who are largely illegal, and more so every year, are being shown the exit.

The CSPOA resolutions all sit on a foundation of constitutional compliance with laws on probable cause and due process. Each declares a current abuse that will no longer be tolerated; each protects a natural, inalienable constitutional right. These resolves, cheered by those who “see” current violations of the law, are as follows:

There will be no registration of or confiscation of firearms.
There will be no audits or searches of citizens’ personal affairs or finances.
There will be no invalid inspections of persons or property, or unlawful detainment or search of citizens.
There will be no arrests, or arrests accompanied by continuing incarceration, without charges, and the right to a speedy public hearing in the appropriate local jurisdiction will be upheld.
Use of the military, or federal agencies that are intended for use in war, will not be used against citizens.
There will be no citizen arrests or seizures, or property seizures, without the consent of the local sheriff.

The conference attendees denounced those who unlawfully take authority, identifying the federal government as an aggressor that will be required to comply with the law. They stood firm on their responsibility to uphold citizen rights. The resolution they signed ends with this: “…any conduct contrary to the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or the Bill of Rights will be dealt with as criminal activity”.

WOOHOO! The man with the star and his posse are coming to the rescue!

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association was begun to center all law enforcement duties on the Constitution. When hey assume office, these officers take an oath to do so, but far too often, in realtime, those oaths get lost. No more; the defense of the Constitution takes top priority. The group drafting the resolution had prayer (yes, that’s p-r-a-y-e-r, the Christian plea for God’s help, upon which our nation was founded) before and during its deliberations. “Isn’t that unconstitutional?” you will ask? No it is not. You have been conned on that issue. In fact, Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of CSPOA, invites sheriffs nationwide to proceed with faith—“a strength our adversary can neither possess nor comprehend.”

We have a pressing responsibility to elect those with integrity who will sign and live by these resolutions. Sheriff Jim Tracy, our current sheriff, president of the Utah County Sheriffs Association, is firmly committed to do so.