[CrackMonkey] SHERIFFS PUT FEDS ON CHOKE CHAINS (fwd)
George J.P. Perry
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Mon Jul 24 12:58:06 PDT 2000
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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 11:41:11 -0700
From: American Patriot Friends Network <apfn at apfn.org>
To: American Patriot Friends Network <apfn at apfn.org>
Subject: SHERIFFS PUT FEDS ON CHOKE CHAINS
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" The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited
by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. "
SHERIFFS PUT FEDS ON CHOKE CHAINS
Edited for Publication by Sierra Times-
VNS - County sheriffs in Wyoming are insisting
that all federal law enforcement officers and
personnel from federal regulatory agencies must
clear all their activities in a Wyoming county
with the Sheriff's Office.
Speaking at a press conference following the
recent US District Court decision (case No
2:96-cv-099-J) Bighorn County Sheriff Dave Mattis
stated that all federal officials are forbidden
to enter his county without his prior approval.
"If a sheriff doesn't want the Feds in his county
he has the constitutional power and right to keep
them out or ask them to leave or retain them in
The court decision came about after Mattis &
other members of the Wyoming Sheriffs'
Association brought a suit against both the BATF
and the IRS in the Wyoming federal court district
seeking restoration of the protections enshrined
in the United States Constitution and the Wyoming
The District Court ruled in favor of the
sheriffs, stating that, "Wyoming is a sovereign
state and the duly elected sheriff of a county is
the highest law enforcement official within a
county and has law enforcement powers exceeding
that of any other state or federal official."
The Wyoming sheriffs are demanding access to all
BATF files to verify that the agency is not
violating provisions of Wyoming law that prohibit
the registration of firearms or the keeping of a
registry of firearm owners. The sheriffs are
also demanding that federal agencies immediately
cease the seizure of private property and the
impoundment of private bank accounts without
regard to due process in state courts.
Sheriff Mattis stated, "I am reacting to the
actions of federal employees who have attempted
to deprive citizens of my county of their
privacy, their liberty, and their property
without regard to constitutional safeguards. I
hope that more sheriffs all across America will
join us in protecting their citizens from the
illegal activities of the IRS, EPA, BATF, FBI, or
any other federal agency that is operating
outside the confines of constitutional law.
Employees of the IRS and the EPA are no longer
welcome in Bighorn County unless they intend to
operate in conformance to constitutional law."
This case is evidence that the Tenth Amendment is
not yet dead in the United States. It may also
be interpreted to mean that political
subdivisions of a State are included within the
meaning of the amendment, or that the powers
exercised by a sheriff are an extension of those
common law powers which the Tenth Amendment
explicitly reserves to the People, if they are
not granted to the federal government and
specifically prohibited to the States.
BIG HORN COUNTY INDEX
U.S. Constitution: Tenth Amendment
Tenth Amendment - Reserved Powers
Amendment Text | Annotations
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor
prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively,
or to the people.
The Tenth Amendment was intended to confirm the understanding of the people at
the time the Constitution was adopted, that powers not granted to the United States
were reserved to the States or to the people.
Constitutional Defense of Municipal Sovereignty:
NPR's "Talk of the Nation": The Tenth Amendment
This amendment, known also as the 'reserved powers amendment' addresses the
legitimate authority and power of state government. It is establishing that:
SHADEGG INTRODUCES TENTH AMENDMENT LEGISLATION
United States v. Lopez (93-1260), 514 U.S. 549 (1995).
JUSTICE THOMAS, concurring.
Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the Court.
Laws: Cases and Codes
"Silence can only be equated with fraud when there is a legal or moral duty to
speak, or when an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading...
We cannot condone this shocking conduct... If that is the case we hope our message
is clear. This sort of deception will not be tolerated and if this is routine it
should be corrected immediately"
U.S. v. Tweel 550 F2d 297, 299-300.
Number of documents found: 82662
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