At the risk of appearing even more gullible than my previous comments on this topic indicate, I add to our category of Defiant Sheriffs one from Collin County, TX. Terry Box writes on “his personal Facebook page,” “Neither I, nor any of my deputies, will participate in the enforcement of laws that violate our precious constitutional rights, including our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.” (Thanks to Charles Everett for sending me the article.)
Now dear friends and fellow serfs, I have not lost my mind, nor have I suddenly gone over to the dark side. Yes, talk is cheap. Yes, I realize these same lawmen enforce unconstitutional edicts all the time. Yes, I know they’ve already stolen guns from you and thrown you or your kids in jail for smoking weed. Believe me, I expect neither consistency nor a firm commitment to liberty from any of Leviathan’s lackeys, any more than I expect them to be kind, pacific, humane, etc. I further note that when the newspaper’s report mentions the sheriff’s political party (it doesn’t in Box’s case), it turns out to be Rethuglican. So you can bet your bottom Bitcoin that if George “War Criminal” Bush had blithered about grabbing our guns, these guys would have been too busy busting down our doors to muse on the Constitutional ramifications.
Nonetheless, it’s still heartening to see the State’s own enforcers siding with us for a change. Or at least saying they do.
Viva la Revolution!12:26 pm on January 23, 2013 Email Becky Akers