(Chuck Baldwin) – I have said repeatedly, and I will say it yet again: Domestically speaking, it is far more important whom we elect as governor and sheriff than whom we elect as president.
About the only thing presidents are good for these days is making a mess out of international affairs, creating more and more enemies of the United States, starting or expanding foreign wars, intervening in the internal affairs of foreign countries, making sure the Israeli lobby and military/industrial complex are well-funded and signing executive orders to give the federal police state more power over the American citizenry.
And it’s that last point that makes the county sheriff so vitally important.
Forget what the liberal media tells you: The county sheriff IS the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in his county, and his authority DOES usurp the authority of federal law enforcement in his county—especially when it comes to protecting the constitutional liberties of the citizens within his county.
The reason we don’t have more constitutional sheriffs and governors is nothing more than old-fashioned greed. Instead of using threats, intimidation and broken knee caps as did the tyrannical kings of antiquity, the federal government in Washington, D.C., is more sophisticated: It uses the power of money in the form of bribes.
Do what Washington wants, and receive millions in federal grant monies; don’t do what Washington wants, and receive no federal grant monies and face a disgruntled government-dependent citizenry at the polls.
Yep! Most Americans would rather have the financial sugar sticks from government than Freedom from God. And politicians know it. In truth, many of the loudmouths who complain the most about government overreach are the first ones to live off the public dole, meaning the tax dollars of their neighbors.
But along with the State Governor, the defense attorney and the citizen jury, the office of sheriff is the last line of defense against government tyranny. After that, it’s the cartridge box.
A recent event in my home State of Montana illustrates very well what I am saying.