Finally, a dynamic speaker with the message and ability to unite a community divided politically!
Let’s agree to disagree about a lot of issues. However, we should agree that we are all born with “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (Declaration of Independence). No one, not corporations, the government, scientists, planners, environmentalists, courts or politicians can take those rights away from you. When did our freedoms become controversial? No one knows better than you what is best for you!
Nevada County Republican Women Federated is bringing former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack to the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building on Friday, Oct. 18.
Sheriff Mack has proven that the county sheriff can protect your freedoms and stand up to the state and the feds when your rights are threatened by the very people who have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution, the document written to protect those rights.
This isn’t about an extremist sheriff abusing his power and deciding what laws to enforce or ignore. “Extreme” is abdicating your rights by apathy and default. This is a legal and legitimate solution utilizing local control to fight government tyranny.
Within your county, your sheriff has the right, the power and the duty, under the Constitution, to protect you from state and federal abuse. Any powers not enumerated in the Constitution belong to the state and to “We the People.”
Sheriff Mack inspires citizens to expect and demand that their sheriff and local officials protect their Constitutional rights or face removal from office.
Exactly who is Sheriff Mack?
In 1994, while serving his second term, Sheriff Mack took a courageous stand to defend the U.S. Constitution by suing the federal government in Federal District Court to stop the destruction of state sovereignty associated with the Brady bill.
The bill even threatened to arrest sheriffs who failed to comply! He ultimately won probably the most powerful 10th amendment decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the history of our country (Mack/Printz v. U.S.A., 1997) when significant elements of the Brady bill were ruled to be unconstitutional.
The decision specifically says that the states are not subject to federal direction; the federal government may not compel states’ officers, or those of their political subdivisions, to enact or enforce any federal regulatory programs.
Sheriff Mack will explain that the county sheriff is the only law enforcement official in the U.S. who reports directly to the people he serves. He’s the ultimate authority.
Even the president of the U.S. cannot tell your sheriff what to do. So, certainly none of the alphabet agencies under the president, such as the IRS, EPA, TSA, FBI or DEA, can tell the sheriff what to do. Moreover, when they’re in his sovereign jurisdiction, he can tell them what to do!
You may be concerned about drones, medical marijuana, yellow-legged frogs, overregulation and taxation, genetically modified foods, gun control, sustainable development, religious freedom, the illegal fire tax, dangerous fuel loads in our forests, losing local control of education or healthcare, etc.
I challenge you to be there Oct. 18 and learn how a Constitutional sheriff and local officials abiding by their oaths of office can protect you.
Sheriff Mack’s views on issues are nothing if not consistent — they reflect the Constitution every time. Regardless of the subject, we need to stand up for each other when loss of liberty is involved or no one will be left to stand up for you when your freedom is at stake.
Sheriff Mack is the author of six books, including “The County Sheriff, America’s Last Hope.” A book signing will follow the event.
Doors at Grass Valley’s Vets Hall open at 5:45 p.m.; tickets are an affordable $10 in advance at BriarPatch Co-op and Gold-N-Green Rentals in Grass Valley, or $15 at the door.
The event is free for current law enforcement personnel and high school and college students with IDs.
For more information or tickets to the 5 p.m. VIP reception with Sheriff Mack, including appetizers and special seating ($50), contact Maxine at 530-263-2672 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.NevadaCountyRWF.org.
If you can’t be there, search www.youtube.com for Sheriff Mack and listen to some of his interviews or presentations.
Judi Caler lives in Nevada City.