3401 Blvd Of The Allies, Pittsburgh, PA
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 for the United States, his/her loyalty is towards protecting freedom. He/she decides which laws are Constitutional and will be enforced and which laws violate his/her constituents' rights and will be ignored. For the choices he/she makes, he/she will answer directly to the residents 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 resident volunteers as to what they may rightly expect from their County Sheriff and how to determine if their Sheriff is fulfilling his/her oath to the U.S. Constitution. If the Sheriff is not, the residents, as the Sheriff Project, develop an action plan to either cultivate a relationship with their Sheriff or remove him/her from office. They stand with their Sheriff and do everything possible to aid him/her in defending their freedoms and promoting peace, security and constitutional law within the boundaries of their county.
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