I recieved this letter from a fellow Patriot and thought it was well worth posting, again not to assassinate his character but to question his knowledge and motives if his position of power as our counties last line of defense from federal tyranny! Nice job, Gerald, it is my honor to post this!
Sheriff Raney - Void of common sense
by Gerald Harbel
I was utterly dismayed and appalled by Sheriff Raney's complete lack of logic and common sense pertaining to our government and Constitution. He will "uphold all of the Constitution, not just a part of it" based upon the "supremacy clause". Let's use a simple analogy of his logic - The school bully declares all inferior, smaller children will give up their lunch whenever he demands. Using Raney's logic, he would enforce the bully's decree in complete disregard for the smaller children. I may just be old and confused, but according to my recollection, our government was not established to just provide life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the bureaucrats in the Federal Government. This right was given to all of "We the people".
Rainey threw common sense out the window in his comment that if we disagree with congressional law, there is a "proper remedy: changing the laws or challenging them in the judicial branch." Considering the unethical, corrupt, bickering bunch of 535 elected congressmen currently holding office, what chance would we have in changing a tyrannical law once power has been granted to the Federal Government? Based upon history, we would have just about as much chance as a snowball in hell. Challenging an unconstitutional law in the judicial branch is absolutely laughable - just look at the recent ruling from our United States Supreme Court on "Obamacare". Federal tyranny imposed once again upon "We the people".
Our judicial branch is no longer a part of the check and balance system as originally established by the Constitution for protection of "We the people". This small number of appointed and elected judges has now become a "legislative branch" in itself. The majority of our judges no longer rule by the Constitution, but they "make" law based upon their personal, political, Democrat or Republican ideology. Common sense tells us that the Judicial Branch is a total joke for protecting the life and liberty of "We the people". How long does it take to enslave an entire nation when the citizens of that nation have lost their right to keep and bear arms? Lets ask the Jewish citizens of Germany. Oh I forgot, we can't ask them because they lost their right to defend themselves and consequently, six million were slaughtered. Common sense tells us that it takes a lot less time to impose complete tyranny than it does for legal litigation to pass from a small county to the United States Supreme Court.
Last, but not least, is Raney's lack of common sense for whom he works. He works for the citizens of Ada County and the great state of Idaho - not the Federal government. We pay his salary. Does it make good sense to bite the hand that feeds you? It appears as if our Sheriff needs to study history and read some very pertinent documents beginning with: (1) the United States Constitution: Amendment II "... the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." (2) The Constitution of the State of Idaho, Article I, Declaration of Rights emphasizes that right by "SECTION 11. RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged; ... Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony." and (3) the United States Constitution Amendment X "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." Sheriff Raney - WE are THE PEOPLE!!