The real issue. TY Stock for this link:
Bottom line, at the Bundy Ranch, when the elder Bundy was in charge, this was about State sovereignty vs. Federal tyranny, and the obligation of county sheriffs to defend their constituent's constitutional rights. Ammon Bundy is NOT the man his father is.
About KrisAnne Hall:
KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor, fired after teaching the Constitution to TEA Party groups – she would not sacrifice liberty for a paycheck. She is a disabled veteran of the US Army, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastor’s wife and a patriot. She now travels the country and teaches the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. KrisAnne Hall does not just teach the Constitution, she lays the foundations that show how reliable and relevant our founding documents are today. She presents the “genealogy” of the Constitution – the 700 year history and five foundational documents that are the very roots of American Liberty. – See more at: http://krisannehall.com/
The Office of the Sheriff has existed for over one thousand years and is the oldest law enforcement position in the United States…recognized as the chief law enforcement officer in his …county…responsible for maintaining law and order and being an officer of the peace.
The County Sheriff is elected by, for, and of the People…(as) our last line of defense against an oppressive and over-reaching government and tyranny. The Sheriffs are powerful executors of the…Supreme law of the land…the Constitution.
… the Constitution does not endow the federal government with police power and therefore the Tenth Amendment reserves that right to the states and to the people.
NOTE: Reinforced by 1997 Supreme Court Brady Bill ruling …the Federal Government could not commandeer state or county officers for federal bidding [Mack/Printz v. USA]. Justice Scalia.. “The Federal Government may not compel the states to enact or enforce a federal regulatory program."
(When tested at the Bundy ranch, the Sheriff shirked his job. The Feds backed down due bad PR …a community of dozens of men shot off their horses on TV? They did beat up members of the Bundy family and steal their cows…later returned in bad shape.)
SHERIFF Dave Ward Harney County Sheriff's Office
485 Court St Burns, OR 97720
What a shame Ammon Bundy has so little between his ears.