Nation's Sheriffs Refusing To Enforce Unconstitutional Gun Laws Snowballs

Started Jan 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why do we need the Supreme Court?

Chipsthe1 wrote:

Wheatfield wrote:

It's an interesting concept. But if a sheriff has the right to decide which laws he will enforce, doesn't that give citizens the right to decide which laws they will obey?

No, I am not saying they have the right to decide, I am just saying that they do. And yes, citizens do decide which laws they will obey, right or not right. Cars breaking the speed limit is an example. As are those who make moonshine. There are numerous examples.

I am not saying the sheriff or the citizen has some kind of basic right to decide laws they will recognize but I am saying the decision is often made.

If local sheriffs won't enforce federal law, federal agents can do the job if the violation is serious enough. In your example of moonshiners, the federal revenuers (tax agents) were the main enforcers in many cases.

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