AND this late-breaking news as per Lyle Rapacki today:
State Senate President Andy Biggs and House of Reps Speaker Dave Livingston have both agreed that Arizona should be involved in supporting CSPOA and Oath Keepers in going to Bunkerville, NV to support the movement for freedom there with the Cliven Bundy family. State Senators Al Melvin, Chester Crandall, and Kelly Ward along with State Reps Brenda Barton, Bob Thorpe, Kelly Townsend and Warren Peterson are all planning to be at the Bundy ranch by Sunday morning. Furthermore, they all plan to attend the Press Conference Monday afternoon with the CSPOA and Oath Keepers along with the Bundys and other sheriffs and public officials from across the country.
We hope you understand how HUGE this is, that state senators and reps are supporting the CSPOA and the Oath Keepers! We are not alone!
We want to see YOU at this event. The more support we show in numbers, the more seriously they will take us. If you are not able to attend, please consider donating to a special fund we have set up for this cause. We have dozens, possibly hundreds to help pay for and feed. For those of you who can’t make it and would like to help CSPOA and Oath Keepers pay for this huge undertaking, please contribute whatever you can.
We quote now from an excellent press release regarding the event, recently put out by the Oath Keepers, one of our closest allies.
A Delegation of state legislators, lead by Washington State Representative Matt Shea, along with a delegation of current serving Sheriffs, lead by Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, and military and police members of Oath Keepers, are converging on the site of a stand-off between federal law enforcement and Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy, to prevent bloodshed and to stand in defense of hardworking rural Americans who are under assault by a runaway federal government.
LAS VEGAS, NV, April 10, 2014
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA.org), led by retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, and the Oath Keepers organization (oathkeepers.org) are assisting Washington State Representative Matt Shea in organizing a delegation of current serving Western state legislators and Sheriffs to travel to the site of a tense stand-off between Bunkerville, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The delegation is traveling to Nevada to support a coalition of current serving Nevada legislators being organized by Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, of Las Vegas, to stand vigil at the Bundy ranch to prevent Federal Government provocation of violence resulting in another Ruby Ridge or Waco type incident. They also hope that their example of oath-sworn public servants defending the rights of the people will prompt Clark County, Nevada Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to honor their oaths of office by taking real action to defend the rights of the Bundy family, the rights of all Nevadans, and the sovereignty of the State of Nevada.
Yesterday, April 9, 2014, Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore served the first watch in this vigil shortly after Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was tazered by BLM “Rangers” during a heated confrontation. [The video of that confrontation can be seen with the full article on the Oath Keepers web site, www.oathkeepers.org]:
The courage and resolve displayed by Ammon Bundy and his relatives is inspiring, and may well go down in history as a watershed moment – a turning of the tide. But the above video also amply demonstrates the heavy-handed behavior of the BLM that risks escalating an already volatile situation into open bloodshed, that, once begun, may spiral out of anyone’s control.
It is necessary that current serving public servants step in-between the protesters and the BLM, to protect the rights of the people and to prevent violence against them by the militarized federal law enforcement that are massing near the ranch to continue the forced confiscation (theft) of Bundy’s cattle, while they also restrict all access to huge tracts of public land, and attempt to restrict the free speech of protesters with their absurd “First Amendment Area” (which the protesters are ignoring, to their honor).
The Oath Keepers organization, comprised of 40,000 current serving and former military, police, and first responders, is also calling on its members and all other patriotic Americans to join the vigil at the Bundy ranch under the leadership of the current serving legislators and sheriffs. The goal is to have at least one current serving state legislator and at least one sheriff on the ground at all times until this is over. And they will be backed by a large number of military and police veterans, as well as dedicated patriotic Americans from all walks of life, to interpose and defend the rights of the protesters and to keep an eye on the actions of the BLM and any other federal law enforcement present, to prevent a recurrence of the horrid abuses seen at Ruby Ridge and Waco, and to hopefully pressure the Clark County Sheriff and the Nevada Governor to step up and do their constitutional duty.
Regardless, please tell everyone you know to be praying for a peaceful resolution to this situation and for the safety of the brave patriots headed there and on the ground there right now.
January 2014 Resolution
Click here to sign the resolution!
The big news for the CSPOA is the resolution that came about as a result of our private January 2014 conference. With this resolution, men and women of faith and courage are stepping forward to say, “Beyond these bounds you shall not pass” to the feds and any who would trample on our freedoms or on the Constitution.
Join us and sign the resolution today!
Help Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in re-election campaign!
Our 2013 CSPOA Sheriff of the Year Award winner has launched a new website supporting his re-election campaign. Find out how you can help Elect Sheriff David Clarke in the 2014 Milwaukee County Sheriff Primaries.
Decisions from Sheriff Mack’s lawsuit against the Clinton administration being used to block Obamacare
On December 9, 2013 Newsmax.com reported that South Carolina is very close to passing HB 3101, which nullifies Obamacare for SC citizens and businesses. If the bill passes, South Carolina will be the first state to take this courageous and very appropriate stand against this most destructive and abusive and yes, unconstitutional statute!
South Carolina State Rep Tom Davis is the bill’s sponsor, and in justifying his legislation he twice quoted from the Mack/Printz v. US case, saying that the States are not “political subdivisions of the Federal Government” and that the feds cannot “compel the states to enforce federal laws.”
Liberty in Liberty County!
On October 31, 2013, Sheriff Nick Finch won his case at trial in Liberty County, Florida. The charges were complete nonsense to begin with, and the laughter in the courtroom was difficult to suppress as the prosecution presented its flimsy, farcical case.
St. Charles CSPOA Convention Video Still Available!
It’s available as a DVD box set with 17+ hours of full presentations, plus a highlights video that runs just under an hour and 15 minutes. The highlights video is also available separately, and is posted to YouTube as well for free viewing. Help us get this out to the nation:
- Post links/embed on your own web sites
- Post to your social networking pages
- Email links to your contacts
- Show video clips at community meetings
News of the CSPOA 2013 Convention: Hope and peace in the eye of the storm
With fierce winds swirling around the hotel in St. Charles, Missouri and much of St. Louis plunged into an unnatural darkness from downed power lines, over 200 convention attendees sat in the dim lighting from a backup generator and continued an awards banquet honoring those who had stood against huge odds in their own states and counties across the nation. Just as the final and most prestigious award for Sheriff of the year was to be given, hotel security evacuated us to a long, low hallway due to a tornado warning. Packed in like sardines, we listened as Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin stood on a chair and accepted his award for CSPOA Constitutional Sheriff Of The Year.
“You had by back when everything was going against me,” he said. “You called to give your support for the battle I was fighting, and when it’s your turn, I’ll have your backs as well.”
This tornado alert served as a metaphor for the entire convention. A group of dedicated sheriffs, law enforcement officers, state representatives and liberty-loving citizens came together to strengthen their resolve to find peaceful solutions to the REAL crisis of the day: The Freedom Crisis.
There is more to tell; much, MUCH more. It would take hours to summarize accurately. Luckily, it’s all on video, and coming your way as soon as we can get through all the footage.
At our CSPOA national convention in Las Vegas last September, we honored Sheriff Jeff Christopher with a special award recognizing his valiant efforts. As his case now comes to trial, we urge you to give what you can to this important cause. Click the image above to read more about Sheriff Jeff Christopher’s battle and to find out how your donation can help. You can donate to him directly by mail, or via the CSPOA site right here.
SOS Jeff Christopher