From America’s Freedom Fighters

by Clark Kent

(by Michael Connelly, Constitutional Attorney) — On January 24, 2014 I attended a meeting of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. The group is run by former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack who led the charge to keep the Constitution and particularly the Tenth Amendment alive. He and a handful of other Constitutional Sheriffs sued the Clinton administration because it was trying to force them to violate their oath of office by enforcing provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

Sheriff Mack objected to this because he believed that the act was unconstitutional and that the Federal government was not empowered to force local law enforcement officials to enforce Federal laws. The United States Supreme Court ultimately agreed with him in a landmark decision in the case Mack/Printz v USA.

Now, a growing number of like-minded Sheriffs and Peace officers have joined together to defend their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. They have drawn a line in the and by saying that they will not enforce or allow any laws to be enforced in their jurisdictions that violate the constitutional rights of the Americans they serve.

I had the honor of being present when this group of heroes drew up and signed a historic document setting forth there dedication to freedom. Here is a link to that resolution:

The document speaks for itself and I believe hundreds of law enforcement and other public officials will come forward to add their names to it. However, it will take courage because there have already been attempts at both the Federal government and some state governments to intimidate members of the CSPOA. At the United States Justice Foundation ( we will do our part to defend these brave Americans who are stepping up to the plate for us and our Constitution.

I encourage everyone to send a copy of this document to your local sheriff and other law enforcement officials and urge them to sign it and join the CSPOA. This group may represent our last line of defense against tyranny.


As written, a copy of the resolution follows. You can sign it as a citizen, and I encourage that:


Resolution Drafted by the
Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

Pursuant to the powers and duties bestowed upon us by our citizens, the undersigned do hereby resolve that any Federal officer, agent, or employee, regardless of supposed congressional authorization, is required to obey and observe limitations consisting of the enumerated powers as detailed within Article 1 Section 8 of the U S Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.


The people of these united States are, and have a right to be, free and independent, and these rights are derived from the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.” As such, they must be free from infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, unreasonable searches and seizures, capricious detainments and infringements on every other natural right whether enumerated or not. (9th amendment)

We further reaffirm that “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.” (10th amendment)

Furthermore, we maintain that no agency established by the U S Congress can develop its own policies or regulations which supersede the Bill of Rights or the Constitution, nor does the executive branch have the power to make law, overturn law or set aside law.

Therefore, in order to protect the American people, BE IT RESOLVED THAT,

The following abuses will not be allowed or tolerated:

1) Registration of personal firearms under any circumstances.

2) Confiscation of firearms without probable cause, due process, and constitutionally compliant warrants issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

3) Audits or searches of a citizen’s personal affairs or finances without probable cause, and due process, and constitutionally compliant warrants issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

4) Inspections of person or property without probable cause and constitutionally compliant warrants as required by the 4th Amendment and issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

5) The detainment or search of citizens without probable cause and proper due process compliance, or the informed consent of the citizen.

6) Arrests with continued incarcerations without charges and complete due process, including, but not limited to public and speedy jury trials, in a court of state or local jurisdiction.

7) Domestic utilization of our nation’s military or federal agencies operating under power granted under the laws of war against American citizens.

8) Arrest of citizens or seizure of persons or property without first notifying and obtaining the express consent of the local sheriff.

that the undersigned Sheriffs, Peace Officers, Public Servants and citizens, do hereby denounce any acts or agencies which promote the aforementioned practices. All actions by the Federal Government and its agents will conform strictly and implicitly with the principles expressed within the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.

There is no greater obligation or responsibility of any government officer than to protect the rights of the people. Thus, any conduct contrary to the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or the Bill of Rights will be dealt with as criminal activity.

Join us now! download a printable version, print it, sign it, scan it andsubmit it here.


Signers are listed alphabetically by state, then by County/Agency. Click the date to see the actual signature.

SHERIFFS – Total: 34

CA Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter 1/24/2014
CA California Sheriff/ Coroner Dean WILSON 2/21/2014
DE Sussex County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Jeff Christopher 1/24/2014
FL Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch 1/24/2014
ID Benewah County Sheriff Dave Resser 1/24/2014
ID Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Perry Grant 2/6/2014
ID Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Tom Carter 2/28/2014
IN Elkhart County Sheriff Bradley Rogers 1/24/2014
KS Franklin Sheriff Jeff Richards 2/5/2014
KS Sherman County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Burton Pianalto 1/24/2014
KY Greenup Sheriff Keith Cooper 2/5/2014
KY Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman 1/24/2014
KY Kenton County Sheriff Charles Lee Korzenborn 1/24/2014
MI Barry County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Darin Leaf 1/24/2014
MI Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel 1/24/2014
MI Menominee County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Kenny Marks 3/31/2014
MO Atchison County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Dennis D Martin 2/11/2014
MO Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle 1/24/2014
MO Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon 1/24/2014
NC Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Coy Reid 2/5/2014
NM Valencia County Sheriff Rene Rivera 1/24/2014
NY Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey 2/7/2014
NY Lewis County Sheriff Sheriff Carpinelli Michael 3/26/2014
NY Ulster County Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum 3/23/2014
OR Josephine County Sheriffs Office Sheriff Gil Gilbertson 2/5/2014
OR Morrow County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Ken Matlack 1/24/2014
TX Edwards County Sheriff Pamela Elliott 1/24/2014
TX Shackelford County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Edward Miller 1/24/2014
UT Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel 1/24/2014
UT Garfield County Sheriff James D. Perkins 2/22/2014
UT Iron County Sheriff Mark O. Gower 2/22/2014
UT Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park 2/22/2014
UT Utah County Sheriff Department Sheriff James Tracy 1/24/2014
VA Lynchburg Sheriff Ron Gillispie 2/21/2014


CA Alameda Deputy Sheriff Ben Shaull 3/24/2014
CA Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Paul Schrader 1/24/2014
CA San Diego Deputy Sheriff Scott Bligh 3/31/2014
CA Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Mark Potts 1/30/2014
GA Newton, NCSO Deputy Sheriff Michael Becker 3/31/2014
ID Elmore Veteran Peace Officer and 2016 Candidate for Elmore Sheriff Doug Traubel 1/24/2014
MD DHS Federal Protective Service Supervisory Special Agent (Retired) Christopher Fiora 1/24/2014
MI Barry County Sheriffs Department Barry County Sheriffs Auxillary Douglas Hull 1/30/2014
MO Old Monroe Chief of Police Larry Kirk 1/24/2014
NC Albert J. Ellis Airport Police Agency Chief of Police Hans Miller 2/10/2014
NC Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Deputy Sheriff Bernie Loos 3/31/2014
NE Burwell Police Dept Chief of Police Benjamin Hughes 2/10/2014
NM Jemez Springs Police Chief Shane Harger 1/24/2014
NM Sandavol Chief Shane Harger 3/27/2014
NV unknown Retired Metro P.D. Sergeant David A Freeman 3/22/2014
NV DHS / FAMS U.S. Federal Air Marshal (Ret.) P. Jeffrey Black 3/25/2014
NY Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff Christopher Lorey 2/19/2014
PA Office of Constable for the 9th Ward State Constable Ed Quiggle, Jr. 1/24/2014
TN Fentress County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Larry Crabtree 1/24/2014
TN Fentress County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff David Oppenheim 1/24/2014
TX Austin County Constable’s Office Precinct 4 Constable James Clark 3/11/2014
TX Shackelford County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Donovon Boyett 1/24/2014
TX Archer City Police Department Officer Terry Madison 1/31/2014
TX Dallas Police Department Sr. Cpl. Thomas Haney 1/24/2014
WA Cowlitz County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Hockett 1/24/2014


AZ Glendale Precinct Committeeman Elaine Chase Bundy 3/23/2014
AZ Mesa Precinct Committeeman Richard Daniel Johnson 3/23/2014
AZ Mesa Precinct Committeeman – Captain Diane Andersen 3/23/2014
AZ Arizona Senator Don Shooter 2/22/2014
AZ State of Arizona Senator Judy W Burges 3/22/2014
IN Franklin Indiana Committeeman Thurman HIATT 2/3/2014
NV Carson City Carson City Chairman Brittany Corbridge 3/23/2014
NV State of Nevada Representative Kamau A Bakari 3/22/2014
NV IAP Washoe Chairman Lynn Chapman 3/23/2014
OH Fairfield Notary Public Rosanna Miller 3/23/2014
TN State of Tennessee State Representative J.R. Matheny 2/27/2014
TX Ellis County County Commissioner Paul Perry 1/24/2014
UT Utah American Fork City Council Carlton Bowen 3/29/2014
UT Utah Orem City Council Hans Andersen 3/28/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Curtis Oda 2/28/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Jacob Anderegg 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Jerry Anderson 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Brian Greene 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Richard Greenwood 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Mike Kennedy 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative David Lifferth 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative John Mathis 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Ronda Menlove 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Michael Noel 3/15/2014
UT State of Utah State Representative Marc Roberts 3/15/2014
WA 26th Legislative District State Representative Jesse Young 3/20/2014
WA House of Representatives State Representative Jason Overstreet 3/12/2014
WA House of Representatives State Representative David Taylor 3/12/2014
WA House of Representatives State Representative Matt Shea 3/12/2014


AL Elmore Candidate For Sheriff Of Elmore Co. Alabama Mark Syck 3/13/2014
AL Shelby County Sheriff Candidate Rick Needham 3/15/2014
CA Riverside County Candidate for Governor of California Robert C. Newman II, PhD 1/24/2014
CO Weld County Candidate for County Commissioner and Volunteer Peace Officer Lynette Kilpatrick 3/25/2014
IL Menard Running for sheriff Stephen Brady 2/2/2014
KY Floyd Floyd Co Ky Sheriff Candidate Joey Collins 2/4/2014
MO Cole County Candidate for State Representative – 59th District Michael Eberle 3/24/2014
MT Lincoln Candidate for Sheriff (retired cheif) Bill Clark 3/31/2014
NC Craven County Candidate for Sheriff Chip Hughes 2/20/2014
NV Dist 40 Assembly Candidate John H Wagner 3/22/2014
NV Clark County Candidate for Sherriff Gordon Martines 1/24/2014
NV Nevada Lt. Gov Candidate Michael Little 3/23/2014
NV State of Nevada Nevada Governor Candidate David Lory VanDerBeek 3/22/2014
TX Dallas County Candidate for Sherriff Kirk Launius 1/24/2014
TX Dallas Constitution Party Candidate TX House District 112 Gregg Woodcock 3/27/2014
UT Utah Radio Host Tim Aalders 3/28/2014
WV Randolph Chairman & US Senate Candidate-Constitution Party of West Virginia Phil Hudok 2/11/2014


AZ Pima Electrical Engineer/Admin – Retired Jon Young 3/25/2014
AZ CSPOA Founder Richard Mack 1/24/2014
CO Mesa Sheriff, retired AJ Johnson 3/31/2014
FL Port Authority of NY&NJ retired citizen (retired police LT) James McGovern 2/14/2014
NV Nevada Former Assemblywoman Patricia Little 3/23/2014
OK Okmulgee County, OK Citizen and former City Councilman Jim Lonsdale 1/30/2014
UT Davis County Sheriff’s Department Mr. Kerry Ruth 3/23/2014
WA Grant Retired Mark Hamilton 2/16/2014


AZ Maricopa USMC (Retired) Steve Porak 3/22/2014
CA Los Angeles Constitution Enforcement Militiaman, USAF Veteran Milburn Bias 2/4/2014
CA San Diego Mr Justin Rodriguez 3/31/2014
CA Contra Costa Mr. Larry Schwarm 3/25/2014
CA Placer USAF Veteran Casey Cox 3/31/2014
FL Okaloosa County COL, USA, Ret., Op American Spring Harry Riley 2/26/2014
FL Bay County LCDR, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Oath Keeper Roberto ‘Bobby’ Lago 3/26/2014
FL Hillsborough U.S. Navy, Vietnam Veteran Arthur Kobres 3/23/2014
IA Muscatine Citizen, Veteran, Oathkeeper Shawn Reichert 2/13/2014
ID ADA Retired CSRS Robert Penner Sr 1/31/2014
IL Chicago Fire Department. Lieutenant Mike Horist 1/31/2014
IN Johnson Retired Robert Charles 3/31/2014
KS Franklin 4th Vice Chairman Independent American Party, USAF Veteran Roger Tucker 2/13/2014
ME Washington US Army Retired Harold Cokayne 3/26/2014
MI Ogemaw Veteran / Oat Keeper Larry Shapland 3/31/2014
MN St. Louis County USAF Security Forces Retired Ron Rodriguez 3/31/2014
MO OREGON CTY. U.S. Naval Veteran Vietnam ERA Kenneth Thompson 3/22/2014
NC unknown N/A Brock Townsend 3/23/2014
NM Da Baca US Navy Veteran Vietnam Era/Oath Keeper Ronald WalksHorse 3/31/2014
NV Elko County LCPL Cory Brown 3/31/2014
NV Washoe USMC Veteran David Haskns 2/25/2014
NY Dutchess USAF Security Police Veteran Richard Santoro 3/1/2014
OK Comanche Retired Army & Citizen Stephen Schaefer 2/12/2014
OK McIntosh Security Special Officer Lawrence Denning 3/31/2014
PA Westmoreland Navy veteran, member of Pa militia, Westmoreland County 1st Bat. Corey May 3/21/2014
TX Texas SSG Joel Viertel 1/31/2014
TX Denton US Army, Ret. (TXARNG) Barry Vermillion 3/23/2014
TX Collin County US Marine / Supporting Citizen Micah Hurd 2/3/2014
TX Tarrant USAF Vet Tim Gundlach 3/31/2014
WA USAF Security Police (Ret) Msgt (Ret) John Lynch 3/24/2014
WA Island County PO1 US Navy Retired Sammy Kosbar 3/26/2014
WV Berkeley President, III Arms Company James Miller 3/24/2014

CITIZENS – Total: 99

Citizen LeRoy Holt 2/10/2014
AR Carroll Represenataive for Arkansas Free State Shari Watson 3/31/2014
AR Pulaski Citizen Keith Cook 2/3/2014
AZ Maricopa 1st Vice Chairman AZ LD22 Republican Party Frank Carroll 2/4/2014
AZ Mesa citizen Margaret Fosson 3/23/2014
AZ Scottsdale citizen Kim Bowglorno 3/23/2014
AZ Sun City Citizen Robert H Wilsey 3/23/2014
AZ Sun City West Citizen Chris Bell 3/23/2014
AZ Gila Citizen, Constitutional & RKBA activist Donald Cline 3/29/2014
AZ Pima Educator (2nd Grade) Nancy Young 3/25/2014
AZ unknown PC LD23 Mark Singer 3/23/2014
AZ Maricopa Precinct and State Committeeman Joel Alcott 2/15/2014
AZ Arizona State Committeman Rick Dalton 1/24/2014
AZ Maricopa U. S. Citizen Jeff Segal 2/22/2014
CA San Bernadino County Campaign Manager Lawrence Hebron 1/24/2014
CA San Bernardino County Individual, Republic for the uSA Daniel Mahnke 2/1/2014
CA Santa Cruz/Republican Central Committee Member, SCCRCC David Harra 2/20/2014
CA Nevada Mr Everett Harrison 3/25/2014
CA Fresno Mr. Steven Rahn 1/30/2014
CA San Bernardino NA Rodney Rivera 3/23/2014
CA Fresno President Richard Wahl 2/9/2014
CO Mesa Administration of Justice Graduate David Zulian 1/30/2014
CO Teller Honorary Mem.County Sheriffs of Colorado Randy Baringer 2/12/2014
FL Constitution of the United States Concerned Citizen Todd Comber 2/12/2014
FL Bay County Bay County Chapter Leader Oath Keepers Joe Metsa 3/23/2014
FL Alachua Chairman Keith Westbrook 3/23/2014
FL FL Citizen Michael Alvarez 3/23/2014
FL Florida Citizen Michael Alvarez 1/30/2014
FL Leon County Citizen, Veteran, Oath Keeper Ivan Chiplinsky 3/10/2014
FL Martin and St. Lucie Oath Keepers – Martin/St. Lucie County Chapter Leader Mike Saxton 2/26/2014
FL Florida Oath Keepers President Mike Austell 3/14/2014
FL Miami-Dade Private Investigator Daniel Bernasconi 2/11/2014
FL Hillsborough Co. Retired Teacher Cheryl Kobres 3/25/2014
ID kootenai buisness owner william rodrigues 3/21/2014
IL Cook Marketing Consultant Mark Brewer 3/31/2014
IL Marion Mr. Wayne J. Putman 3/25/2014
IN Franklin citizen Carol HIATT 2/3/2014
MD The Institute on the Constitution Esquire Michael Peroutka 1/24/2014
MD Prince George Minister Jake MacAulay 3/31/2014
MD Howard U. S. Citizen Stanley Howell 2/9/2014
ME Sagadahoc Concerned Citizen Leon Bard 2/22/2014
ME Washington Concerned Citizen Anisa Beale-Cokayne 3/26/2014
ME Freeport volunteer Jean L. Reynolds 3/23/2014
MI Macomb Concerned Citizen Terry Hilliker 2/20/2014
MI Macomb Mr. David Bacon 3/25/2014
MI Macomb Mrs. Bonita Bacon 3/25/2014
MN Sherburne Citizen of Minnesota Daniel Larson 2/10/2014
MN Anoka Deputy Life Member CSPOA Jay Nelson 3/23/2014
MO Platte County Citizen Timothy Norris 2/1/2014
MT Lincoln Mrs. Arlene Bryant 3/26/2014
NC Yadkin Mr. John S Willard, Jr 2/27/2014
NC Buncombe County National Liberty Alliance Buncombe County, NC Organizer Douglas Stehling 2/12/2014
NC NC Pres, NC Sons of Liberty Riders Richard Shaughnessy 3/25/2014
NH Coos Citizen Alvah Brown 1/31/2014
NJ Hudson County Emergency Medical Services Hector Polo 3/31/2014
NV Clarke City Attorney Warren Markoutz 3/22/2014
NV Las Vegas Attorney Joel Hansen 3/22/2014
NV Washoe Citizen Justin Edwards 2/20/2014
NV Clark County Civilian Lelina Holcomb 3/26/2014
NV N.D.O.C. Correctional Officer Jonathan Allen-Ricksecker 2/14/2014
NV unknown Patriot Linda Sanders 3/22/2014
NV Purity, NV Western States Chairman, Constitution party Jonene Hansen 3/23/2014
NY Monroe Citizen Robert Peszynski 3/23/2014
NY Society for the Preservation of our American Reubl Founder and President Robert Laity 1/29/2014
NY Westchester Mr. Alfred Grimaldi 3/24/2014
OH Hocking Citizen Patricia Hassinger 3/23/2014
OH Montgomery Mrs. Deborah Parker 3/24/2014
OK Maysville citizen Seven A. Jensen 3/23/2014
OR Tillamook Citizen David Guthert 2/12/2014
PA Clymer Law Attorney James Clymer 1/24/2014
PA Pennsylvania CGOPA Member Denis Fitzgerald 3/25/2014
PA Susquehanna citizen John Martin 3/31/2014
PA Pennsylvania Mr. Gabriel Perazzo 3/31/2014
PA New Tripoli OAS member Dale A. Laudenslager 3/23/2014
TX Tarrant Citizen John Viertel 2/6/2014
TX Tarrant Citizen Robert Gustavsen 2/5/2014
TX Tom Green Citizen Nancy Farmer 2/4/2014
TX Harker Heights Fire Department Firefighter / Paramedic Cody Newman 2/26/2014
TX Polk Mr. Buster Patin 3/31/2014
TX Van Zandt Mr. Richard Cowan 3/24/2014
UT Salt Lake Citizen Gary Anderson 3/21/2014
UT Utah Citizen Sam Bushman 3/20/2014
UT Utah County Citizen Christopher Carlson 3/27/2014
UT Utah County Citizen Gregory Hmura 3/27/2014
UT Utah County Citizen Patti Kane 3/27/2014
UT Utah Programmer Lowell Nelson 3/28/2014
UT Salt Lake Radio Host Anthony Bean 3/28/2014
VA Rockingham citizen Gregory Shilling 3/24/2014
VA Mathews Conservative Activist Patricia Stall 3/30/2014
VT Chittenden Citizen Stewart Engelman 3/31/2014
WA USA Administrative Assistant II Joseph Rodriguez 2/6/2014
WA Spokane County Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington Robert Peck 3/23/2014
WA Washington Mr Reginald Jules 3/4/2014
WI G4S Compliance and Investigations Private Detective Robert Lyda 3/31/2014
WV Nicholas Citizen, Member – Constitution Party WVa Butch Paugh 2/10/2014
WV Raleigh Constitution Party of WVa. Member L. Gene Stalnaker 2/10/2014
WV Nicholas Founder, Nicholas County Tea Party Tim Clifford 2/10/2014
WV Berkeley Secretary, Constitution Party WVa Jeff Becker 2/7/2014


Follow the step by step instructions here to add your name to the resolution.