Democrats in Delaware have resuscitated a legislation plan that would declare sheriffs in the state have no power to make arrests after a GOP proposal on the issue was withdrawn by the sponsor. Under both bills, the sheriff and his deputies would be stripped of all authority to enforce any laws including traffic stops.
What is so important about this Bill and why it should have people in every state in the union shouting from the roof tops, is that if this Bill had passed you have got to believe that a similar Bill will be crafted in all the other states. Fred Brownbill, President of the Save America Foundation had this to say:
Delaware State Bill 325 was introduced on May 3rd and is virtually identical to a bill put forward by Republican Rep. Danny Short. The initial legislation, HB 290, was proposed at the behest of Sussex County officials who took issue with their sheriff, Jeff Christopher, who is attempting to restore the office to its constitutional role.
Rep. Short announced he was striking the bill from further consideration, saying it was being hijacked for political purposes. However it will appear the damage has been done and this bill has indeed been hijacked. Both bills stated “‘Police officer’ as used in this code shall not include sheriffs and sheriff deputies,” and that it “is the intent of the General Assembly to specifically state the sheriffs and their deputies do not have any arrest authority.”
As Sheriff, Jeff Christopher has been stopping cars and acting as a law enforcement officer. But that is in direct conflict with state law and the AG’s opinion, which say the sheriff’s “power to arrest is no greater than that shared by any citizen.” Sheriff Christopher has said he will continue to defy that opinion, prompting clarifying legislation. ~House Bill 290 Talking Points
Delaware State Bill 325, should it pass, will redefined the role of sheriffs to where they can serve papers and process administrative work but have no hand in actual law enforcement. Supporters of the legislation said law enforcement authority belongs in the hands of the state police and city police.
Stop and think. What if you learned our government was planning to disband the jury system? What if highly paid professionals called "judges" were appointed for life and the long standing tradition of a jury trial was forever ended, consigned to the history books?
In such a case, you and I would being losing more than the hallmark of Western democracy—we would be losing our Constitutional right to a jury trial. Losing the elected office of Sheriff to bureaucratic appointment is like loosing our right to a jury trial, both provide a tried and proven method for extracting justice while protecting individual liberty. Both provide a safeguard under law (and sometimes in contempt of bad law or despite poor judicial rulings), to prevent someone or something from being harmed.
From the time of Americas founding, the county sheriff was in place to protect the citizens of their respective counties against unconstitutional actions taken by state and federal agencies. They alone were the front line against tyranny. They had the authority to have any state or federal agent arrested if they entered the county without permission.
EVERY SHERIFF, EITHER INCUMBENT, ELECTED OR APPOINTED, SHOULD BE READING AND FOLLOWING THIS CLOSELY AND PREPARING FOR SIMILAR ATTACKS IN THEIR OWN COUNTY. THESE ATTACKS WILL COME FROM MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES AS TRUTHFULLY, THEY ARE JUST PART OF THE SAME TWO HEADED TREASONOUS SNAKE. WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE DO TO SNAKES, WE CUT OFF THEIR HEADS, OR IN THEIR CASES, WE VOTE THEM ALL OUT. BELIEVE ME, IF OBAMA GETS RE-ELECTED, THESE ATTACKS WILL COME FAST AND FURIOUS AS THE SHERIFF STANDS IN THE WAY OF HIS PLANS TO MAKE AMERICA PART OF A MARXIST ONE WORLD NATION. ~Fred Brownbill. President. Save America Foundation.