Skip to comments.Effort to abolish local sheriffs a stealth federal power grab?
Posted on 01/27/2013 11:54:28 AM PST by bkopto
A news report has been quietly making its way around the alternative media, under the radar screen, concerning a Delaware legal decision to strip county sheriffs of their arrest powers in the state.
The mainstream media has not reported the story, but the son of Vice President Joe Biden, who serves as Attorney General for the state of Delaware, has issued a mandate to county commissioners informing them that sheriffs in the state's three counties no longer have arrest powers.
When the information reached this reporter late yesterday evening, further investigation revealed that there is a nationwide effort to strip local sheriffs of most of their enumerated powers that are mandated in the state constitutions of the various states. Such a move would have the net effect of abolishing local sheriffs departments and strengthening the power of federal law enforcement agencies.
And this is not the first time such an effort has been launched.
In the 1970s an initiative was launched by county supervisors in California to eliminate the office of sheriff, but one supervisor instead was able to persuade two state legislators to get a question placed on the California ballot as to whether or not the office of the sheriff should be an elected office. The measure passed overwhelmingly, and the mandate for elected sheriffs was placed in the state constitution.
And in 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt was set to eliminate all of the 48 states in order to implement nine regional governments that would operate as extensions of the federal government. All local law enforcement would be eliminated.
The plan failed, but the fact that it was attempted points to an ever present, insidious stealth plan on the part of some within the federal government to take away the right of the people and the states to elect their own local law enforcement and to vastly strengthen the hand of the numerous federal law enforcement agencies that currently operate throughout America.
Proponents of such unconstitutional measures desire to forge a world government of sorts under the control of the United Nations. Various methods are used to expedite this plan, including the infamous 'Agenda 21' that has raised the alarm among some citizens.
The key to the success of the implementation of such plans is enforcement. How would the federal government insure compliance among the states and their citizens?
Dozens of federal agencies have their own law enforcement divisions, and those divisions are growing quickly under the Obama Administration. Homeland Security is purchasing 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets.
The IRS will need roughly 16,500 new employees to implement ObamaCare. The White House has just sent $500 million to the IRS to enforce the new healthcare law.
The EPA's recent penchant for using heavy handed tactics outside the authority given to it by Congress has placed businesses under the gun and stymied economic recovery. Citizens complain that the agency regularly violates private property rights.
And then there are such agencies as the FBI, ATF, DEA, ICE, and others that are under suspicion for widespread corruption in the Fast and Furious scandal, a fact that has not hampered Congressional Democrats from calling for massive new funding and expanded powers for these agencies.
The move to weaken and dismantle sheriffs offices around the country is viewed by Constitutional watchdogs as an ominous signal in a broader attempt to usurp the rights of citizens on the local level in lieu of an expanded nationalized police force under the control of a federal bureaucracy.
Pretty weak in terms of showing that this really is a current, real, focused effort of any significance. I see more, bigger, real threats to be concerned about.
And exactly how are you going to prevent a constitutional convention from being hijacked by the statists?
This would be a very dangerous move, requiring extreme vigilance on the part of the Republicans (face it, they will lead the conservative caucus) to avoid being steamrollered by illegal voting to elect the delegates, bait-and-switch delegates, etc. Considering what happened to the Hillary delegates across the country in the 2008 campaign, to expect the Republicans to do better against the Axelrod/Ayers/Soros crowd is silly.
This kind of crap has been going on across the board, often under the guise of saving money.
My governor would like to get rid of all these pesky townships that won’t enact ordinances he and his urban friends like. There are others who want to consolidate all the school districts in the county into one.
Where does the power to do this come from? I live in an unincorporated part of the county. There is no State Police office around here that I am aware of, just sheriffs. Who will they send if I need LEO help? Democrats need to be abolished.
PA is eliminating the local Tax Collector.
It can and has been done in the past. Are we so weak kneeded or ignorant today, that we just sit back and allow a tyranical, out of control federal government to destroy our lives and the lives of our protegy?
The states calling a CC, is the best, safest, and least bloody method of shoving the federal beast back into its cage before it's too late; it's a safeguard left by our founders to use before resorting to the 2nd. It takes a bit of courage, but as Winston Churchhill put it, "if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves."
Make that progeny instead of prodigy. ;)
Jan 2, 2013 Court decides on how much power sheriff has.
127 sheriffs won’t enforce Obama gun laws.
Freeper needs a “thumbs up” option!!!!!
Do a FR title search on the word “Sheriff”, you’ll see a couple of pages of headlines, sheriffs all over the country saying they won’t enforce BO’s gun grab.
I thought like 20 years ago that it would not be possible for the federal government do things like patrol our highways which is left to the individual states and subdivisions of state police/highway or state patrols or local cops. Unfortunately now, I can see it where there is a possibility of having a national highway patrol and that role could be played by TSA. Already done in TN with commercial vehicles.
Personally, I was pulled over in Missouri for speeding back in Nov 2007. I passed a Homeland Security police car with US GSA plates and about 20 miles down the road, I got pulled over by the MO State Highway Patrol and the DHS guy was with the patrolman behind him. What I remember is the patrolman went back to the DHS car and came to mine. When I dealt with the court for the speeding ticket, I was not even allowed to plea bargain the ticket. I was told if I attempted to plea bargain, I would expect other charges to be filed besides speeding.
For those who don’t know: Deleware has only 3 counties, the least of any state. 88 is the average.
Consequently it may be the test case for the democrats to centralize all power to the state, in preparation for the next move to all federal power.
guess I’ll have to tame it down.
“Are we so weak kneeded or ignorant today, that we just sit back and allow a tyranical, out of control federal government to destroy our lives and the lives of our protegy?”
Yes. Otherwise there wouldn’t be a need for a Constitutional Convention.
No. That’s why our adversaries need a Constitutional Convention they can over in order to succeed where they can’t now.
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