In a Republic, sovereignty resides with the people themselves.
Even though nearly every politician, teacher, journalist and citizen believes that our Founders created a democracy, it is absolutely not true. The Founders knew full well the differences between a Republic and a democracy and they repeatedly and emphatically said that they had founded a Republic.
If you were to ask people around you where their rights come from, far too many would likely tell you that they received their rights from the government. The problem with this should be obvious, if a government gives you your rights, it can also take them all away.
Our nation is a republic, not a democracy. When Ben Franklin was asked what kind of government they had given the world, and replied, "a republic if you can keep it." He was speaking not merely to the people of his time, but also to us.
Article IV Section 4, of the Constitution “guarantees to every state in this union a Republican form of government." Conversely, the word Democracy is not mentioned even once in the Constitution. Jefferson said, “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
Our country’s founders cherished liberty, not democracy.1
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.2
Our Founding Fathers understood that people were created with inalienable rights, that these individual rights come from Nature's God and are not bestowed by human government. If you say that someone has an inalienable right to something, you are emphasizing that they have a right to it which cannot be changed or taken away. The framers expressly denied the federal government's authority in specific ways by creating a series of amendments to the Constitution—the Bill of Rights.
Despite the sacrifices of over 200 years, our Constitution today hangs only by a thread. Our Republic currently faces its most significant challenge ever: to reclaim the BILL of RIGHTS.
Remove the Bill of Rights from the rule of law and all that remains is tyrannical and abusive government which has lost all legitimacy.
Make no mistake about it, our fundamental liberties have been adulterated by false-authorities who deprive us of common law courts and thus deny us access to justice.
A tyranny can be defined as a government wherein the RIGHTS and liberties of the people are violated at will by those in power, and where the people possess no effective remedy to hold the transgressors accountable.
Fortunately, our system of government gives the power to the County Sheriff to either ignore or enforce Federal law. The President of the United States cannot tell the County Sheriff what to do in his own county (neither can Congress, nor the Supreme Court). This then is our best defense against tyranny.
The Power of the Sheriff
The County Sheriff decides which laws are Constitutional and will be enforced and which laws violate his citizens' rights and will be ignored. And for the choices he makes, he will answer directly to the citizens of his county - not the federal government.
Retired Sheriff Richard Mack sued the federal government for promulgating a bill that commandeers the office of the Sheriff to do the federal government's bidding. The Supreme Court decided in his favor, stating that no Sheriff can be made to break his oath to uphold the Constitution. The County Sheriff's jurisdiction supersedes even that of the President's when it comes to the sworn oath of protecting the Constitutional rights of the people in the county that elected him or her.
The Sheriff is indeed the ultimate law authority in their respective jurisdiction, and they have the power and responsibility to defend the citizens of their county against all enemies – foreign and domestic. It is imperative that every citizen know who their Sheriff is and what he or she believes in.
The long dormant spirit of 1776 is reviving. The states are beginning to adopt Tenth Amendment resolutions, using powers they have always had. The American people are restoring our long unbalanced constitutional system, understanding We The People are the highest authority and that it is our responsibility to reclaim government form the bottom-up beginning with the Office of Sheriff. In so doing, we can stop the New World Order in it's tracks, right at the county line.