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The "Supremacy Clause" that some say gives the Federal Government of the U.S. absolute authority over States Counties, and Cities.

Really?  It's there in the U.S. Constitution, but what does it mean.  Click here.

This section of the web page is about the counties, and the sheriff's duties, powers, and responsibilities.

Click here for State's rights issues

CLICK HERE for the Citizen's Rule Book          This tells you what your rights are as a JUROR.

Attorneys, especially those just recently graduated from the lying law schools, and corrupt JUDGES will tell you that you have no rights as a juror to judge the law.  YOU DO.  Read the Citizen's Rule Book.  Understand that, as one example, if the FEDERAL government says there is certain things people cannot say, and they are legal to say, and the U.S. Constitution gives you that right to say them, A JUROR CAN FIND THE ACCUSED NOT GUILTY, not because he or she didn't say certain things, but because the so-called "law" cited is contrary to the CONSTITUTION.  Peace officers (law enforcement) are sworn to uphold that constitution, so THEY SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ARRESTING ANYONE FOR unconstitutional so-called "law" breaking.


Click here for Michael Badnarik's Constitutional class on video

                           Posse Comitatus is a term that means “power of the county.”   The
                           law was passed in 1878 in response to some of the abuses committed
                           by federal troops.

                           One example illustrating the exercise of this law, is with the State of
                           Montana, bill HB 284.  It has not passed as of February 4, 2009.
                           When law, it will require a "federal employee who is not designated
                            by Montana law as a Montana peace officer...[to obtain] written
                            permission of the sheriff or designee...[to] "make an arrest, search,
                            or seisure in [Montana]."

Click here for video about durites, responsibilities and powers of THE SHERIFF

Go to Sheriff Mack's web site, and learn more.

Here is what Sheriff Richard Mack says:

I'm former Sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, and long-time crusader for freedom and individual rights. Right now, it is vital that we restore the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. The greatest threat we face today is not terrorists; it is our own federal government. If America is conquered or ruined it will be from within, not a foreign enemy.
In 1994, Sheriff Mack filed a lawsuit.

From that came this...

     The Court finds that in enacting section 18 U.S.C. 922(s)(2),
Congress exceeded its authority under Article 1, section 8 of the
United States Constitution, thereby impermissibly encroaching upon
the powers retained by the states pursuant to the Tenth Amendment.
The Court further finds that the provision, in conjunction with the
criminal sanctions its violation would engender, is
unconstitutionally vague under the Fifth Amendment of the United
States Constitution.

     Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff Sheriff
Richard Mack's complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief is
GRANTED IN PART. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter a
judgment declaring 18 U.S.C. section 922(s)(2) to be
unconstitutional. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendant United
States of America and its agents are PERMANENTLY ENJOINED from
further enforcing 18 U.S.C. section 922(s)(2).

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So, when you look below, at this portion of the web page, you will see a great deal of reference to the TENTH AMENDMENT as it pertains to STATES.  Note, here, this is a COUNTY Sheriff's suit.  Apparently, what applies to the RIGHTS of STATE sovereignty, does also apply to the COUNTY.

So, what is the correct role of COUNTY COMMISSIONERS?  When it comes to law enforcement, or allowing any State or Federal outside forces, or rescue personnel in the county, they are subservient to ORDERS from the Sheriff.  Subservient, also, are police chiefs and marshalls within the county.

The Sheriff, and he alone, decides if any outside agents, whether federal or state, are to be permitted within the county.  The Sheriff may refuse to enforce any Federal Laws, and forbid subservient law enforcement such as Police Chiefs or Marshalls from doing so, especially those so-called "laws" that are unconstitutional.

The Sheriff can decide.  However, it is the responsibility of THE PEOPLE to support the Sheriff in every way necessary, as the Sheriff authorizes.  A handfull of deputies cannot handle all the possible problems.  Contact your Sheriff, and if you expect him to protect you, then coordinate with him in regard to exactly what support and protection you will be offering him.

County Commissioners have their correct functions, such as financial dealings, contractor assignments, etc.  The enactment of a County Resolution by the County Commissioners is a formality, and it is helpful to have such a resolution passed, as it makes it clear to all outside authorities exactly where the people of the county stand.  The Sheriff, by his own decision, and his alone, has always had the power to refuse Federal Mandates, especially those that are unconstitutional, and he's always had the power to refuse to allow the presence of Federal or State agents in the county.

The SPOTLIGHT [former newspaper] February 7, 2000

Gutsy Wyoming Sheriff Bucks Federal Government

A sheriff in Wyoming has initiated new guidelines for federal officials visiting his county which put power back in the hands of the people.

By James P. Tucker [James P. Tucker is editor of the present American Free Press]

For more than two years, all federal agents entering Bighorn County, Wyo., have been required to check in with sheriff Dave Mattis and state their intentions.

So far, the few who have ventured into the sparsely populated county have been "cleared" for non-invasive chores.

The requirement that federal bureaucrats need to explain their mission stems from the settlement of a federal lawsuit involving Wyoming citizens and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

INS officials had entered Bighorn County and started a "round up" of what they believed were illegal aliens, the sheriff said. But all those caught in the roundup were American citizens.

After the settlement, "I issued a written policy - that if they have actions in Bighorn County they must tell me what they are doing," Mattis told The SPOTLIGHT.

So far, the few who have entered have "not asked to take real actions," Mattis said.

When asked if he would object to any federal missions, Mattis responded: "I would take it on a case-by-case basis and discuss it."

While this is a significant precedent for local governments protecting their citizens from heavy-handed bureaucrats, Internet reports calling it a "court decision" and quoting the sheriff saying he can detain federal officials in custody are wrong, Mattis said. While an Internet report was being read to him for confirmation Mattis interrupted, saying: "I've seen that."

No Idea

A similar report emerged from Tennessee, Mattis said, and keeps surfacing, from people who "Write it the way they want it to be." Mattis said he has "no idea where it came from" but it originated in Nashville in 1997.

The Wyoming Sheriff's Association, contrary to Internet reports, is not involved, Mattis said, but "probably some sheriffs are sympathetic."

But even without Internet embellishments, the Bighorn County action is an encouraging sign that states are reclaiming their traditional roles in our government. Cities, towns and counties are mere political subdivisions of States.

The Supreme Court recently handed down decisions reinforcing states' rights, such as telling Congress that it has no role in deciding local schools' "drug-free zones" or requiring state governments to bow to federal age-discrimination laws.

More such states' rights cases are pending, including whether the federal government can restrict laws against abortions in which the court may reverse its own 1973 "Roe" ruling and the usage of medicinal marijuana.

Meanwhile, congress is talking about "returning power to the states" and passed "unfunded mandates" legislation prohibiting itself from imposing financial burdens and duties on states - such as requiring local governments to pay for federal gun "background checks" on gun owners.

County Rights is an important focus of  POLICE AND MILITARY AGAINST THE NEW WORLD ORDER organization.  Contact them.

                           This section of this web page is about State's rights

The "Supremacy Clause" that some say gives the Federal Government of the U.S. absolute authority over States Counties, and Cities.

Really?  It's there in the U.S. Constitution, but what does it mean.  Click here.

Judge Nepalitano says power States gave to Federal Government the states can take back.

Obama Administration Begins Opposition To States Claiming Sovereignty And Gun Rights

Governors oppose Department of Defense emergency powers

Obama Administration Takes Aim At Gun-Rights Revolt

Montana and Tennessee have enacted state laws saying that federal rules do not apply to firearms manufactured entirely within the state, and similar bills are pending in Texas, Alaska, Minnesota, and South Carolina.

                  With e-mails, phone calls, faxes, and regular mail, support all the State Representative's efforts.

Pay particular attention to efforts being made in your own State.  If nothing has been initiated in your state, then go to the State Capital in a suit.  Bring documentation to prove what is happening in the U.S.    Be persuasive, and polite.

However, it is necessary for all activists to understand the priorities.  Since the Federal Government has been nearly completely taken from the people, the order of priority for taking back our FREE COUNTRY is this:

                                               1. County
                                               2. City
                                               3. State
                                               4. Federal

Do not waste time, and effort, on the Federal Government.  I'm not saying you should never call a Congressman, or Senator, or support their efforts for the people.  There are some good people in the Congress and Senate.  Spend some  time with that.  But, for now be sure you pay attention to number 1 first, for it is our best hope.  This is a general rule, and it does not apply to all areas of the country, because conditions are different from one area to the other.  Sometimes the City should be number one, and the County government ignored.  Generally, the more rural your area is, the less populated, the more the above order of priority applies.

Examples of States rebelling against the REAL ID act, are here.

Examples of States rebelling against THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION are here.

Now, what is this 10th amendment thing about?  The following is the wording of it:

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.
3 POWERS - abilities to enforce laws - are delegated to the United States:
1. Counterfeiting
2. Treason
3. Crimes on the High Seas

Then, they also have a few mile square area, WASHINGTON DC, that they have
jurisdiction over.

                                                   THAT IS IT!    THAT IS ALL THERE IS TO IT!

So, the power is in the hands of the STATES!   They can make laws, and change them.  The SUPREME COURT IS NOT THE AUTHORITY regarding abortion.  If a State, now, wants to pass a law, and enforce it, against ABORTION - THEY CAN DO SO - NO MATTER WHAT THE SUPREME COURT SAYS.

5 STATE LEGISLATURES (house and senate) have made that abundantly clear, as if they should even have to:

                                                                      North Dakota
                                                                      South Dakota

MANY other STATES are in the process of making it clear to THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

Why should the States even have to say they are sovereign.  They CREATED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!    The constitution is clear enough, that THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED TO DECLARE THIS IN THIS MANNER!

For details on the particular bills and resolutions introduced by the states declaring sovereignty, check out the following:


New Hampshire








21 States declaring sovereignty                                 Lakotah Indian Nation declaring sovereignty

Republic of Lakotah                                                 2/20/09 Washington Times "Assert Sovereignty"

Interview AJ 2/12/09 - - - with Russell Means VIDEO    "The Americans are now the New Indians of the 21st Century" says Russell Means.


Now, let's look more closely at the State of Washington.  We will see the latest event, in thwarting tyranny.

First, let's take a look at REPRESENTATIVE MATT SHEA.

Here is his biography.

Here is the audio of a 22 minute segment of a radio/TV program.  He was interviewed on the Alex Jones Show February 9, 2009 about recently introduced legislation.

Here are some of the statements he made on the above refererenced radio program:

The front cover of Newsweek says "We are all socialists now."  This is why State Governments are starting to fight back... We are a sovereign state, and we want to be treated as such...  There have been runs on ammunition...guns...all over the country but especially in Washington... It's been overwhelming the amount of e-mails and phone calls we've received from all over the United States, about this bill.  The people want to see this thing heard... It's very disturbing that they are building FEMA camps on former military bases.... There are similarities between using pastors to pacify people now, as happened in Nazi Germany. I've done some research on that.  There was a paper done by the office of strategic services, the forerunner of the CIA... The Nazi Party took the churches and turned them into a vehicle to help pacify people and bring them along with their agenda...  Pastors in the State of Washington are aware of this use of pastors to pacify the people...  [Newscast played on air that indicates Pastors are used to pacify the people "Will Martial Law ever become a reality in America..."] [response of Matt Shea:] It's shocking... People need to wake up...  They need to call the media.  They need to call their legislators...  They need to let their legislators know that they've had enough.  This is looking too much like the precursor to Nazi Germany and Communist Russia... Office of Strategic Services: The Nazi Master Plan, annex 4, the persecution of Christian Churches.  Hitler Quote: "If you take guns away from the people, they really can't resist anymore."  [1. Executive, 2. Legislative 3. Judicial] The fourth check and balance is a well armed people... I'm going to defend the republic from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Introduction of HJM 4009 bill.


This map shows a growing number of states that have passed and propose resolutions to assert the Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.


State Representative Dan Itse


State Representative Paul Ingbratson    interviewed February 13, 2009.         Hear the audio here.

Dan Itse biography


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