Did you know that sheriffs take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States? Their duty and responsibility is to protect the Constitution and the rights of their citizens. For this reason, we recommend that you get to know the people in your local Sheriff’s Office.
“The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold on us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.” —Thomas Jefferson
Below is the oath that sheriffs take.
“I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 424.) Source: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3331.
Is Your Sheriff a Constitutional Sheriff?
The most important question to ask your sheriff is: Will you keep your oath?
Watch the video below to learn how to talk to your sheriff and build a mutually beneficial relationship.