Effort to abolish local sheriffs, a stealth federal power grab? What would Change if this took place?
A news report has been quietly making its way around the alternative media, under the radar screen, concerning a Delaware legal decision to strip county sheriffs of their arrest powers in the state.
The mainstream media has not reported the story, but the son of Vice President Joe Biden, who serves as Attorney General for the state of Delaware, has issued a mandate to county commissioners informing them that sheriffs in the state's three counties no longer have arrest powers.
When the information reached this reporter late yesterday evening, further investigation revealed that there is a nationwide effort to strip local sheriffs of most of their enumerated powers that are mandated in the state constitutions of the various states. Such a move would have the net effect of abolishing local sheriffs departments and strengthening the power of federal law enforcement agencies.
And this is not the first time such an effort has been launched.
In the 1970s an initiative was launched by county supervisors in California to eliminate the office of sheriff, but one supervisor instead was able to persuade two state legislators to get a question placed on the California ballot as to whether or not the office of the sheriff should be an elected office. The measure passed overwhelmingly, and the mandate for elected sheriffs was placed in the state constitution.
And in 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt was set to eliminate all of the 48 states in order to implement nine regional governments that would operate as extensions of the federal government. All local law enforcement would be eliminated. The plan failed, but the fact that it was attempted points to an ever present, insidious stealth plan on the part of some within the federal government to take away the right of the people and the states to elect their own local law enforcement and to vastly strengthen the hand of the numerous federal law enforcement agencies that currently operate throughout America.
Proponents of such unconstitutional measures desire to forge a world government of sorts under the control of the United Nations. Various methods are used to expedite this plan, including the infamous 'Agenda 21' that has raised the alarm among some citizens.
The key to the success of the implementation of such plans is enforcement. How would the federal government insure compliance among the states and their citizens?
Dozens of federal agencies have their own law enforcement divisions, and those divisions are growing quickly under the Obama Administration. Homeland Security is purchasing 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets. The IRS will need roughly 16,500 new employees to implement ObamaCare. The White House has just sent $500 million to the IRS to enforce the new healthcare law. The EPA's recent penchant for using heavy handed tactics outside the authority given to it by Congress has placed businesses under the gun and stymied economic recovery. Citizens complain that the agency regularly violates private property rights.
And then there are such agencies as the FBI, ATF, DEA, ICE, and others that are under suspicion for widespread corruption in the Fast and Furious scandal, a fact that has not hampered Congressional Democrats from calling for massive new funding and expanded powers for these agencies.
The move to weaken and dismantle sheriffs offices around the country is viewed by Constitutional watchdogs as an ominous signal in a broader attempt to usurp the rights of citizens on the local level in lieu of an expanded nationalized police force under the control of a federal bureaucracy.
- ZenosLv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
I did not read the article yet, nor did I read your long text, but if what you state is true then it IS a power grab, because the sheriff is the highest law enforcement officer in a county, and to take that power away from a duly elected officer is not what the USA stands for, and THAT kind of usurpation of powers is very dangerous!
- Anonymous8 years ago
Didn't read it all.
Abolish sheriffs? Why not? Many. like Clarence Dupnik here,are just politicians. Never arrest no one, personally.
Play golf with him and he'll have your charges dropped. 74 years old and senile ,too. He and his "vitriolic" vehemence. Good riddance! http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/01/sherif...
His dept. murders innocent ex-Marines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Guerena_shooting
They Still don't know when to back off and quit harasment. People have rights: .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWwSlcDH9cU
Arpaio, another senile demagogue, seems to forget chain gangs illegal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1tfIKUZ0fY
(and, No, only Maricopa Cty (Phoenix) still does . A MS county tried it but quit after public protest. The only positive thing Tent City does is crooks stay away from Maricopa County. They just pull jobs elsewhere.)
He also runs SWAT tanks down peaceful neighborhoods to serve a suspected cock fighter: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/24/joe-arpai...
Dupnik must go: http://cmforpimasheriff.com/
EDIT: Elected?! I've lived in Pima County 6 years, I've never seen Dupnik's name on any ballot. Unless he re-ups every Seven years? Sheriffs should be forcibly retired at 65.