Cape Gazette

Elected sheriff works for 'We the People'

By Richard McKinley | Jul 19, 2014

What is a sheriff?

A sheriff is typically the highest conservator of the peace in almost every state or county.  They are elected by "We the People" to protect and uphold the Constitution, not only the Constitution of the nation, but also that of the state.

They recognize and take seriously their oath of office. Their authority to interpose between the citizens and the corporate law enforcement officers is critical to protect our rights against the overreaching government.

Our elected sheriff works for "We the People," not the also elected county council (how dare anyone challenge their authority). They do control the sheriff's budget.

Right now, the office of the sheriff has the same budget as the county dog catcher and library administration. Needless to say, they have not added  millions of dollars to the county's income column, as our sheriff has.

Sheriffs that don't believe in their oath and authority of interposition should not have the honorable title of sheriff.

Richard McKinley
Fenwick Island

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