County Sheriff slams BLM and Understands Oregon Protestors

(By Rick Dalton 17 January 2016) In a forceful rebuke of federal criminal activity against the Hammond Family of Burns, Oregon, Milwauke County, Wisconsin Sheriff Davie A. Clarke Jr., in a podcdast a week ago, talked about civil disobedience being sometimes necessary to correct the path of abusive federal agencies. Clarke’s show, which can be found on Stitcher.com, was devoted entirely to the Oregon standoff between citizens and the BLM.  Armed protestors have peacefully taken over a vacant  federal building outside the town of Burns, in order to draw attention to the plight of the Hammonds. You can liten to the episode by clicking HERE. Sheriff Clarke was the Sheriff of the Year at CSPOA for 2013, and has been in demand on national news outlets to share his conservative, no-nonsense brand of law enforcement ideas, which include suggesting his constitutents purchase and train with firearms so they can defend themselves from attacks. The standoff in Oregon is in its second week, and the federal building where the armed protestors are squatting has been basically quiet, even though there are swat teams, military special operators, and FBI undercover agents posing as militia, all in the area.  The goal of the occupation of the wildlife refuge headquarters is to force the BLM to return the land to the people who need it to make a living.  Another goal is to secure the release of a ranching father and son who have been sent to prison for a second time for the same offenses for which they were originally convicted. Sheriff Clarke outlines the history of the dispute over rural land...

States are pushing back against federal anti-gun acts

(Posted by Rick Dalton 16 January 2016) In the wake of Obama’s outside-the-Constitution plans to gut the RTKBA, states are exercising the advice of some of the Founders and enacting nullification bills. This video, from the Tenth Amendment Center, outlines several of the state level barriers being erected against federl encroachment.  Watch it below. In other 2nd Amendment news, Arizona’s law allowing concealed carry without a permit went into effect last week....

Florida CSPOA honors Sheriff Wayne Ivey

(By Kevin Blake, Florida CSPOA Director, 13 January 2015) Another month has passed us by and we find ourselves in a New Year. From all of us at the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association we want to wish all Sheriffs, Peace Officers, Public Servants and Citizens a prosperous New Year. We must remember the monumental accomplishments of not only the CSPOA but others who have had a stake in defending freedom throughout our great Republic. One of the blessings we have here in the United States is the office of the Sheriff and we do recognize that not all sheriffs are created equal. But, more and more we find ourselves counting these blessings as more sheriffs stand to be counted. This should be a joyful moment for all of us as we witness these “Davids” stand up to Goliath, and through their actions, classify themselves as servants of the people and defenders of the Constitution. With that being said, we turn our attention to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. In a video posted earlier this month to the agency’s Facebook page, Sheriff Ivey said “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Sheriff Ivey continues, “Like each of you, I’ve had enough of terrorists and others who decide they want to target U.S. citizens because they want to make a statement or get their 15 minutes of fame. Now, more than ever before, is the time for law enforcement and citizens to be fully prepared for an attack or an active shooter scenario with the right tools to...

Citizens Rally to Oregon to support the Hammond family

(Posted by Rick Dalton, 3 January 2015)  A ranching family in Burns, Oregon has suffered at the hands of federal bureaucrats for years, and on Saturday, January 2nd, hundreds of American citizens rallied in Burns in support of the family, and against the terrible treatment they have received by federal agents. The incident stems from an overzealous prosecution by federal agents because of a backfire set on their own property by the Hammonds, to stop a lightening-cause fire from destroying their cattle grazing land. The fire got out of control, and burned some “federal” land. The Hammonds were prosecuted as terrorists, and have received a cruel and unusual sentence.  CSPOA President, Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.), was among four CSPOA leaders who were present at the peaceful rally.  It was a wonderful experience, according to all.  After the rally, some people took it upon themselves to drive out of town and take over an unoccupied federal building, without the knowledge or support of CSPOA.  Here is Sheriff Mack’s firsthand report of the events of yesterday. CSPOA Final Hammond Press Release Date: January 3, 2016 Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Mack On January 2, 2016, four of us representing the CSPOA attended the rally in Burns, OR on behalf of the Hammond family. It was an extremely frigid day and being outside was not fun or the least bit comfortable. But the cause we were there to support was worth enduring the inclement weather, so we persevered. We met at the Safeway parking lot and after a few instructions about where we would be heading, we all started the march. The crowd...

New budget continues funding for Planned Parenthood, as well as the program bringing immigrants from terrorist-supporting nations.

(By Rick Dalton, 19 December 2015) Despite the warnings from top national security Homeland Security advisors, a bill, just passed by the House and Senate this past week, and sent to Obama’s desk, would continue funding for our refugee resettltment program, which brings in immigrants from thirty nations that are known to sponsor or shelter terrorists.  It also increases spending and the national debt, and fully funds Planned Parenthood. With the ever-present danger of terrorist attacks in the US, like the one recently in San Bernadino,Califormia, ISIS and Al Quaeda have both announced that they will infiltrate the refugee flow from these nations with jihadis, who will kill innocent Americans. Many have called for a pause in immigration from this area of the world.  Ted Cruz offered an amendment to the bill to cut funding for the refugee program, but only 10 members of the senate voted for it, including Cruz and Rand Paul.  Marco Rubio voted against the amendment. Planned Parenthood is reeling from public exposure of its marketing of baby body parts for profit. To find out how your congressperson voted on the big bill, go HERE for the house vote, and for the senate vote,...