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Friday, September 16, 2011

Constitutional Sheriff bill gets some national love

The publication "The New American" give some big love for my constitutional sheriffs bill (SB1108). The bill seems to be getting some more traction. After the Gibson guitar raid, many legislators are seeing the way the federal government seem to think they are the supreme law of the land, not the local sheriff as the supreme court verified.

From the article...

So plain and powerful is the bill that it empowers the county sheriff (or his agent) to refuse permission to the federal officer to “make an arrest or conduct a search or seizure for any reason that the sheriff or designee considers sufficient.” The final arbiter of sufficient cause is the sheriff himself. This is a commendable expression of the sovereignty of the states as intended and protected by our Constitution and the men who framed it.

Gratefully, the state of Tennessee is not shrinking from its sovereign position. Strict constitutionalists will praise Senator Campfield and his co-sponsors for their rigid adherence to the principles of federalism and states’ rights that undergird our federal charter.

To their credit, these state lawmakers specifically cite the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in its concluding paragraph wherein is declared:

Pursuant to the tenth amendment to the United States constitution and this state’s compacts with other states, the general assembly declares that any federal law purporting to give federal employees the authority of a county sheriff in this state is not recognized by and is specifically rejected by this state and is declared to be invalid in this state....

...Thankfully, there seem to be a growing number of citizens willing and ready to set sail on the “tempestuous sea of liberty” and repair the formerly impregnable walls of sovereignty once erected around all the states in the union.

Tip of the hat goes to Fred Standbrook Who did the legal wording of the bill the article writers loved so much.

1 comment:

  1. Before you know it, you'll be a Bircher.


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