By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

County Sheriff is your last line of defense against government tyranny and
unconstitutionality.  The sheriff is
elected by the people, not appointed by government, therefore they are
independent from government control and scrutiny.  A governor cannot legally suspend or fire a
County Sheriff, the fate of the office of the Sheriff lies in the hands of the
voters in his county.  Recognizing our Natural
Rights, and the rule of law, a sheriff’s county is his domain, where it is historically
his job (going all the way back to England before the founding of this country)
to collect local taxes, and run the local unit of the State militia (which
includes the unorganized militia of armed citizens as defined in the U.S. Code,
and Founding Father George Mason’s definition,  “What is the militia?  It is the whole people, except for a few
public officials”) and even defy unconstitutional laws if they decide those
laws are illegal.  In short, the County
Sheriffs around the country are the army in place to protect the citizens from
government tyranny, both federal and State. 
The sheriffs have taken an oath to protect and defend the U.S.
Constitution, and it is their job to resist officials and laws that violate the
Supreme Law of the Land.  It is their job
to stand up to the federal and State governments and ensure that they don’t
abuse the citizens with tyrannical laws, policies and dictates that violate the
rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, and the State constitution.  Included in that is also the authority to
forbid federal and State agents from coming into his county attempting to
enforce laws that the sheriff fully understands to be unconstitutional, and
organizing the local militia to defend the county against attackers and
tyranny.  The sheriff belongs to the
people, and it is the job of the sheriff to secure the rights of liberty of the
people against tyranny from either the federal government, or the State.

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