The Attorney General of Delaware has decided to strip the state’s sheriffs of their arrest powers. In both English and American history, the local sheriff – the only law enforcement official directly elected, and thus, answerable to the people – has been the enforcer of the supreme law of the land. This means the Constitution of the United States. Article VI states in part, “…all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution…”
The move to emasculate the local sheriff is being done because a growing number of sheriffs across this country (195 at last count) are pledging to uphold the Constitution and particularly the second Amendment and will not confiscate firearms nor fire on citizens even if ordered to do so. Other counties have held public meetings to determine if their local sheriff will be a “federalized” sheriff or will publicly support and defend the Constitution for their constituents.
I am hoping our sheriff will save the public the inconvenience of a public meeting and will express his views in the Wise County Messenger. In case you missed the Delaware article, here is the link: americanfreepress.net/?p=3590.