In addition to limiting government's power, the framers of the U.S. Constitution implemented the Checks and Balance system to ensure that no one branch of the federal government could get out of control. As long as at least one branch of government kept it's primary goal as liberty, it could stop encroachments on the freedom of the people by the other two branches.
But, what would happen if all three branches of the federal government changed their agendas from freedom to power and coercion? The vast majority of American citizens are unaware that the framers, who understood that a law is only as good as it's enforced, implemented a check and balance for such a situation as well. Fortunately, our system of government gives the power to the County Sheriff to either ignore or enforce Federal law. Neither the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress nor the U.S. Supreme Court can tell the County Sheriff what to do in his or her own county.
The County Sheriff is elected by the people, not employed by any branch of the government. Because he/she takes an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, his/her loyalty is towards protecting freedom. He decides which laws are Constitutional and will be enforced and which laws violate his citizens' rights and will be ignored. For the choices he makes, he will answer directly to the citizens of his county, not the federal government. Ultimately, the County Sheriff is the check to balance any overreaching authority of the federal government, and is thus the last line of protection against any and all intrusive actions and legislation.
The Sheriff Project is designed to educate citizen volunteers as to what they may rightly expect from their County Sheriff and how to determine if their Sheriff is fulfilling her oath to the U.S. Constitution. If the Sheriff is not, the citizens, as the Sheriff Brigade, develop an action plan to either cultivate a relationship with their Sheriff or remove her from office. They stand with their Sheriff and do everything possible to aid her in defending their freedoms and promoting peace, security and Constitutional Law within the boundaries of their county.
For more information, see:
Local Sheriffs Are The Last Defense
The Sheriff - More Power than the President