Constitutional Sheriff vs. Political Showman
“The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage of this army, our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission, We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” -George Washington
The Supreme Judge is God. Judicial law originated in the Creator himself, and through God’s Higher Moral law, we have learned to fear and revere our Lord. Common Law, which we see permeates Amendment VII in the United States Constitution, did not originate, evolve, or emerge from Roman law. This article is not a deep dive into the history, evolution, and philosophy of law. I do not intend to give you a dissertation on how our American founding regarding the law came to be, but it is important to note that there are several different philosophies of law. Wallbuilders is an incredible resource on the historical and theological foundations of law in three volumes if interested further. The most crucial take away from the small amount of history that will be presented here is that American law was special and unique because we knew that we ultimately answered to the Higher Moral Law of God. It is objective because God is immutable. Our Founders were not arrogant and prideful to want to triumph over the inscribed Law of God unlike many men have tried to do across the centuries and presently.
American law was richly steeped, by design, in the Word of God and nurtured in those precepts. We were founded on the precepts that were not man made and idolatrous, but upon the truth that God is Sovereign and that our Right of Conscience, that which drives morals, values, religion, and ethics, was given to us by God. He alone justifies our intent and action. The government, therefore, does not have unlimited jurisdiction, because that would be contradictory to a Supreme God. Government, by default, cannot be unlimited.
The Law of the Land in America is known as the Common Law and while this is rooted in Anglo-Saxon standards and ideals, it was providentially refined throughout history as the written word of God became known and shared across the nations. Christians would receive copies of the Volkright, or the “folk law,” and they wisely applied Biblical principles to it. Many years later, our Founders were inspired by it, and many of our Founders were trained in Common Law as attorneys. The Common Law of the Founding era was reflective, even still, of the Higher Moral Law of God. William Blackstone was one man who heavily influenced founding era documents by his commentaries on the Law of England. The Biblical worldview heavily influenced founding thought and that is evident as the capstone of American Jurisprudence. Our entire American Jurisprudence is based on the Ten Commandments. This is profitable and life giving for all men whether Christian or not. With that bit of history presented, we can easily segue into the history and role of the Sheriff, the intended purpose, and their oath.
Sheriffs have always had a sacred role and duty. The role of Sheriff has a vast depth and scope far beyond arresting and managing jails. They exist to protect your free speech, your right to assemble and petition, your right to bear arms, and so much more. An American tragedy is that United States citizens and American Sheriffs neither know the true role of Sheriff, from whence we came, or the oaths involved and what they really mean. As a result, citizens nor Sheriffs understand the chasm that separates us from what the Founders intended, and that is accomplished by sinister design and individual laziness.
Article VI in the United States Constitution speaks to the Supremacy of the Constitution, and it speaks directly about judicial officers. Sheriffs are judicial officers. Sheriffs swear an oath to the United States Constitution, and 34% of the Constitution is influenced by Scripture according to a study out of the University of Houston.
The office of Sheriff was never intended to blindly enforce tyranny that injures the people or goes against founding intent. Lawless servants have worked for decades in the United States to enslave American citizens. From our legislatures, to courts, to boards of supervisors, to school board members and beyond, we have seen egregious usurpations and jurisdictional perversions permeate our culture. Where are the Sheriffs who are supposed to be standing in the gap for the citizens of their jurisdiction?
Sheriffs are different from police in many ways, but mainly Sheriffs are elected, and police are hired. Sheriffs are law enforcement; police are code enforcement. Police can be fired. Sheriffs cannot because they are elected, and they answer to the people. There are only a few ways a Sheriff can be removed since he is elected: 1) be voted out, 2) be recalled, 3) have a grand jury indictment, 4) be impeached.
Sheriffs have the authority to arrest elected or appointed “servants of the people” should they become lawless, tyrannical, and oppressive. This includes all elected and appointed servants of the people – even judges. When is the last time your sheriff arrested lawless, tyrannical, appointed, or elected officials for violating the United States Constitution, selling out our nation, or selling out your inalienable rights? The Sheriff and the United States citizen should realize the Sheriffs utmost priority is to enforce the Common Law principles and the Higher Moral Law precepts. No government agency or official, whether elected or appointed, has the right, power, authority, or jurisdiction over these. The Sheriff is the gap stander, interposed between an overstepping tyrant and the constituency, a last line of defense, so to speak.
The Common Law is seared on the hearts of men. How do we distinguish what Common Law is? First, it follows the laws of nature and of nature’s God. God’s law is perfect and immutable because the Word is God. He is perfect and immutable. He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. Man’s law is imperfect. Man’s law dies. It’s devolving without God because of sin. Consequently, the consistent pattern of man since the fall in the Garden of Eden is to want to be not just like God, but to be God. God does not allow corruption to endure forever. He is just. We need only to look to the Bible to see the arrogant patterns of men and women and see that they think their ways are higher. Cyclical patterns across the span of time show He is God, and we are not. We also see how that turns out for humanity when we try to disobey the precepts laid out for us in scripture. Poorly.
C.S. Lewis discerned that “when men demand right behavior in others, even though they neglect to behave right themselves, they prove that the potential to know the law dwells naturally in their unregenerate nature. God has stamped natural law upon the consciousness of the natural man. Fallen man possesses the ability to know God’s standards of law and government.” C.S. Lewis was brilliant. We all fall short of God’s glory. The law is gracious and good in that it exposes our sin nature. We cannot uphold the Law of God without first the Holy Spirit indwelling us and helping us. God alone is perfect. The Law simply reminds us we are not. According to God’s word, laws should be life-giving and profitable for all, whether Christian or not. The Law of God is good. We can obey and prosper. The Sheriff should place high valuation on God’s law first, but he must discern and know what man has severely tarnished and not stand for it. Therefore, the Sheriff’s role is sacred. Do our modern Sheriff’s know this? I contend most do not.
To distinguish Common Law principles, the Sheriff needs to know that if a crime has been committed, the government is not ever the injured party. Sheriffs are not elected to protect the government. Crimes committed are against the people. There must be a remedy. That is Biblical. That is Constitutional. Reflect on the Ten Commandments. Manmade laws, codes, edicts, statutes, and rules need not tell us crimes occur. The Laws of Nature and of nature’s God do that.
Before Sheriffs can arrest tyrannical servants, they must know the Higher Moral Law. Read, study, know, defend, and assert the Word of God. Sheriffs should have no problem with this since they swore an oath before God to defend the Constitution of the United States, and we are unequivocally a Christian nation. Sheriffs need to be confident that they cannot be removed from their office unless they violate the Constitution or the Higher Moral Law of God. The people must understand the role of Sheriff and support worthy Sheriffs and hold them accountable. The Sheriff needs to know they do not need permission to access a grand jury to indict. That is their role. Sheriffs bypass prosecutors. End of story.
If a Sheriff violates his sacred oath, he violates and assaults God. Read that again. The responsibility is somber and serious. Our government is instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. The courts are originally ordained by God. He is the Supreme Judge. Whoa to we clay men who say to the Potter we can do things better! The courts are supposed to glorify God. The courts and those who dwell therein are to edify truth and justice and righteousness. Even the Sheriff has the right and duty to get an indictment and arrest an unlawful judge. We see every day across the fruited plain lawless judges, yet how many are held accountable? Every day, we hear about lawless and unrighteous tyrants who demean scripture and founding intent and impose enslavement on a non-consenting people. Where are our uncompromised, constitutional Sheriffs?
When is the last time lawless school board members, county supervisors, or any other government officials were indicted or arrested for violating their oath of office? The Sheriff is the Chief Executive and Administrative officer in his county, and he has a plethora of roles in the court system. Congress has limited power, and the states are NOT bound to every federal regulation per the Ninth and Tenth Amendments in our United States Constitution.
Our federal, state, and local governments have gone rogue. We have two camps. You are either a Patriot or one who wishes to destroy our country and her people. There are no red or blue colors. No two-party systems. There is not an in between. What side are our Sheriffs on? Reason with me. The Sheriff should not be partisan except to law and justice and truth alone. Sadly, our Sheriffs are muddy brown with mortally wounded and bleeding party colors, and they have forgotten their oath was not to a party. They should envision standing before God to give an account of that oath. We will all give an account of what we did to steward well our gifts. We will all give an account for where we pledged our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. We should choose wisely.
Many of our Sheriffs are sitting idly and comfortably in the back pockets of power trippers and usurpers and have not just failed their oaths and the men and women and children they pledged to protect, but they have failed God. The role of Sheriff is sacred. It may be one of the most important roles in an elected position because of the framework it is bound to protect. It is truly holy work. Sadly, the role of Sheriff has been watered down, disrespected, and degraded. It has not been valued and protected –not by Sheriffs and not by “We the People.”
The role of Sheriff is quite difficult. They wear many hats, and their duties are ever increasing. Sheriffs need to visit Founding documents frequently especially the Preamble to the Constitution. We the People give them their just powers by our consent. Sheriffs are dutifully bound by these governing documents and our consent, and there should be zero tolerance for anything that is passed that violates any of the six tenets of the Preamble alone. As a rule, anything unconstitutional labeled law or not, is null and void. Period. No citizen is bound to it. What is your Sheriff doing to make sure you have no punitive damages for following your conscience and exercising your God-given rights?
If your Sheriff does not holistically understand this, he needs to brush up on the Word of God, the United States Founding documents, defend and assert them, or resign. Sheriffs pledge an oath to these things before God, yet many of them do not know what that sacred oath even means. “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson
Sheriffs, do not yield and surrender your vested powers to sold out bar attorneys or traitorous judges or unconstitutional legislative laws. Do not sell your soul for temporary gain. Do not forsake those under your jurisdiction that you swore to protect and defend. Be reminded that there is not an emergency so great to ever supersede the United States Constitution. Ever.
Assuredly, this traitorous and rogue American government creates as many emergencies as possible to null and void our entire Constitution. TREASON! Do not be complicit! “To whom much is given, much is required,” says Scripture. We will never need outside forces to own and control us. We are quite capable of inside sabotage. I have witnessed self-sabotage in one Mississippi County alone. There are many more counties operating unconstitutionally.
Dear Sheriff, you are one of our last sacred lines of defense. Remember your Oaths. Study to show thyself approved. Your sacred job has existed since the Middle Ages, but the idea of standing interposition and holding accountable is born from Scripture. Do not allow such a sacred lifeline for “We the People” and a powerful sacred role to uphold and defend Truth die on your watch. Continue to stand interposition. Educate the Citizens on the proper role of your job. Encourage them to hold you accountable. You need them. They need you. We desire to support you, help educate alongside you, encourage you, and hold you accountable. We desire to save our country so we can leave our posterity a free and prosperous nation. Our time is running out. We will not get another chance to keep the torch of freedom burning. The time is now.
Sheriffs cannot do this by themselves. I implore every American citizen to study the role of Sheriff and work to support the office however you are able. If you are interested in following up on ways you can support the office of Sheriff, read County Sheriff’s Common Law Handbook by John Darash. Research Committees of Safety (COS). Learn what the Posse Comitatus Act is all about. Talk to your local Sheriff about Deputization and what those duties are. Begin to educate the citizens on the proper roles of the Sheriff. Research the CSPOA and the work Sheriff Richard Mack is doing. Restore Liberty has been working to find and vet Constitutional Sheriffs for possible endorsement with boots on the ground support. Ask us for our Sheriff’s letter and what our vision and goals are for county education.
Constitutional Sheriffs are a dying breed by mostly self-inflicted wounds. We must work to help them and save the office and role, so help us God.
Rebecca Chaney is the Director for Restore Liberty Mississippi, and she sits on the board for the Mississippi Freedom Caucus. She is a lifetime Patriot Academy Constitution Coach and has hosted Biblical Citizenship and Constitutional classes since 2020. She has helped to start these classes all across the state of Mississippi. She is a homeschool Mom of seven years to her son and daughter.