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Revolt of the Sheriffs in Illinois

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Published on: January 17, 2023

County Sheriffs in Illinois are defying the unconstitutional actions of the state. 80 of the 102 counties have now declared their defiance of the so-called “assault weapons ban” in Illinois. The defiance of the sheriffs is an act of interposition and a demonstration of the lesser magistrate doctrine.

Governor Pritzker responded to the declarations of the sheriffs in predictable tyrant fashion.

Pritzker stated: “They took an oath of office to uphold the law. As law enforcement, that’s their job. And I expect them to do that job. You can have all the resolutions and declarations that you want (but) the reality is that the laws that are on the books, you don’t get to choose which ones people are going to follow.”

“The fact is that yes there are of course people who are trying to politically grandstand, who want to make a name for themselves by claiming that they will not comply,” he said. “But the reality is that the state police is responsible for enforcement, as are all law enforcement all across our state and they will in fact do their job or they won’t be in their job.”

The truth is the sheriffs took an oath to uphold the Constitution – they did not take an oath of blithe compliance to Pritzker and the lawless actions of the legislature.

Sadly, some of the declarations by sheriffs against the unconstitutional ban are nuanced and weak-kneed. Much stronger language needs to be employed, not to mention stronger resolve. The people better prod their sheriffs to stand in continued interposition against this lawlessness by Governor Pritzker and the state, and assure them of their support in all ways – both publicly and privately – when they do stand.

Here is a good declaration of interposition which was sent out by letter from dozens of county sheriff offices in Illinois which used the same wording, just on their letterhead. Many sheriffs are banding to together to stand in defiance of this unconstitutional act by Pritzker and the legislature. It is the revolt of the lesser magistrates – and it is sorely needed in America.

Here at Defy Tyrants, we desire to send a copy of the book by Pastor Matt to each of the sheriffs who have declared their interposition. You can give to this effort by clicking here. (Please note that it is for the sheriff’s campaign).

Article posted with permission from Matt Trewhella

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