I’m sure that you would agree that we live in an age of lawlessness and corruption. We have a central government that has become everything that our Founders feared. Indeed, Washington, D.C. has become a black hole of consolidated power that is bent on enslaving, impoverishing and destroying the very people it is duty bound, before the Almighty, to protect.
Rather than defend our God-given rights, our government has become the abuser of those rights.
Rather than upholding law, government uses the “color of law” to break the law.
And our state and local governments, which are duty bound to interpose on our behalf and protect us from this lawbreaking, far too often assume the role of the tyrant’s local commissar. They inflict further evil upon us by trading our liberties and our property for grants and perks that are funded by our tax monies in the first place. In this way the people are double victims.
But there is some good news and I would like to share it with you.
I recently attended a meeting of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. These sheriffs and peace officers might just be the brightest light that shines today for the cause of liberty and justice.
Headed by former Sheriff Richard Mack, these officers are dedicated to the protection of the God-given liberties of the people they represent. They are a serious band of brothers who recognize that they have taken an oath before God and that oath does not obligate them to obey courts or agencies that operate outside of the Constitution. Rather, they are committed to following the Constitution which is the Supreme Law of the Land.
Moreover, they recognize that the rights they are duty bound to defend have a divine origin. They are part of God’s created order and are fixed and unchanging. They are not subject to the will and the whims of courts and bureaucrats.
On January 24, 2014, the CSPOA published a resolution which declared, among other things, that “no agency established by the U.S. Congress can develop its own policies or regulations which supersede the Bill of Rights or the U.S. Constitution, nor does the executive branch have the power to make law, overturn law, or set aside law.”
The resolution also declares that certain abuses of the citizenry will not be tolerated including “arrest of citizens or seizure of persons or property without first notifying and obtaining the express consent of the local sheriff.”
This resolution deserves the support of all lovers of liberty. These sheriffs and peace officers, having recognized their duty under God and the Constitution, are bravely stepping forward to do that duty and to defend your rights. They are deserving of your commendation and your support. I am asking you to give them your prayers, your encouragement and your financial support.
You can do this by visiting their website at www.CSPOA.com.
You should also ask your local sheriff to join this effort.
Resolution of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association
January 24, 2014
Pursuant to the powers and duties bestowed upon us by our citizens, the undersigned do hereby resolve that any Federal officer, agent,
or employee, regardless of supposed congressional authorization, is required to obey and observe limitations consisting of the
enumerated powers as detailed within Article 1 Section 8 of the U S Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.
The people of these united States are, and have a right to be, free and independent, and these rights are derived from the “Law of
Nature and nature’s God.” As such, they must be free from infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, unreasonable searches
and seizures, capricious detainments and every other natural right whether enumerated or not, pursuant to the 9th amendment.
We further reaffirm that “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.” (10th amendment)
Furthermore, we maintain that no agency established by the U S Congress can develop its own policies or regulations which supersede
the Bill of Rights or the Constitution, nor does the executive branch have the power to make law, overturn law or set aside law.
Therefore, in order to protect the American people, BE IT RESOLVED THAT,
The following abuses will not be allowed or tolerated:
1) Registration of personal firearms under any circumstances.
2) Confiscation of firearms without probable cause, due process, and constitutionally compliant warrants
issued by a local or state jurisdiction.
3) Audits or searches of a citizen’s personal affairs or finances without probable cause, due process, and
constitutionally compliant warrants issued by a local or state jurisdiction.
4) Inspections of person or property without probable cause and constitutionally compliant warrants as
required by the 4th Amendment and issued by a local or state jurisdiction.
5) The detainment or search of citizens without probable cause and proper due process compliance, or the
informed consent of the citizen.
6) Arrests with continued incarcerations without charges and complete due process, including, but not limited
to public and speedy jury trials, in a court of state or local jurisdiction.
7) Domestic utilization of our nation’s military or federal agencies operating under power granted under the
laws of war against American citizens.
8) Arrest of citizens or seizure of persons or property without first notifying and obtaining the express consent
of the local sheriff.
AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that the undersigned Sheriffs, Peace Officers, and other Public Servants, do hereby denounce any acts or agencies which promote the
aforementioned practices. All actions by the Federal Government and its agents will conform strictly and implicitly with the principles
expressed within the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.
There is no greater obligation or responsibility of any government officer than to protect the rights of the people. Thus, any conduct
contrary to the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or the Bill of Rights will be dealt with as criminal activity.
Signed: ______________________________________________ Date: ___________________
Michael Anthony Peroutka Esq. is a former Presidential candidate and co-founder of Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) an educational outreach of his law firm that presents the founders “American View” of law and government. IOTC has produced thousands of graduates in all 50 states with a full understanding of the Biblical principles on which those founding documents are based.
Michael is a graduate of Loyola College and the University of Baltimore School of Law.