Our forefathers pledged “their honor, fortunes, and families”, for the sake of freedom. Today, that is considered extreme. Few people resist the encroachment of government or even can identify it. I, for one, have. Along with losing my reputation, home, and property, I also almost lost my children, simply for standing on my Constitutional rights.
Freedom now is as fragile as it was when this nation was established. Defending liberty 200 years ago meant being a “patriot”, something to be revered. In today’s world, a person defending liberty is characterized as a “rebel” or “sovereign citizen” …to be quashed. And, while our attention remains focused on terrorism and the enemy without, the greater encroachment is coming from within…our own government, just as our forefathers feared and warned against.
My previous post spoke of the UN-constitutional conduct of the St. Croix County sheriff’s department. Unfortunately, it is not limited to this one county. Here is another personal illustration…
I took the path of following the constitution instead of the statutory laws, when in conflict. With that stance, I realized I would gain the ire of the enforcers. Nonetheless, it was still a surprise when I had deputies arrive at my door to arrest me. They said, they had a warrant because of a traffic issue…. yet, unable to produce a valid warrant. I quoted the constitution, relevant statutes and the Wisconsin Castle doctrine, declining to voluntarily exit my home without it. They acknowledged the validity of what I quoted to them, yet, excused their lack, by stating, “Well…This is the way we always do it.” The first two times they came, they conceded and left without incident. But, despite reassurances that the issue was being addressed with the court, they stalked and harassed me.
On the third visit, they left off with their diplomacy and an officer came to my door disguised as a hunter in camouflage. He reached beyond my threshold without identifying himself, nor producing a warrant. I was, then, ruthlessly pulled outside, thrown to the floor and laid on before being picked up and slammed against the house and handcuffed…all in front of two elderly guests and my four young children. No less than four vehicles were present with multiple officers, one even brandishing an assault rifle near me. For a traffic warrant?!? I had harmed no one nor destroyed any property for which to be charged with a crime.
Though “ignorance of the law is no excuse”, seemingly, knowing too much is worse. This is my only crime. I dared to defend the constitutional rights that subvert their statutes. I “don’t comply” they complain. Need one comply if the demands are unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme court stated in Norton v. Shelby that, “an unconstitutional law is no law…” Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham states, “if a law is unconstitutional, a citizen can engage in it with impunity.”
Though most of my experiences happened in Pierce County, and I now live in St. Croix County, it seems these two counties frequently team up. I asked Pierce County sheriff, Nancy Hove, once, about constitutional sheriffs. Her reply? She “does not agree” and “only does what the court tells me to do”. This is disturbing. “Can two walk together unless they be agreed?” What does that say about the St. Croix County Sheriff and his association with Pierce County?
I simply desires to live out “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Nevertheless, I am now wrongly labeled a “sovereign citizen” (which, ironically, is a misnomer as the two words are mutually exclusive), branded and scorned for living out constitutional freedoms.
It is said, “Sheriffs are America’s last hope”. They have authority to protect the citizens…to be our guardians, not our attackers, our advocates, not our betrayers. They are supposed to uphold the constitution, not subvert it.
Think seriously about your vote for sheriff this fall. The status quo needs to go.
“The people must remain ever vigilant against tyrants masquerading as public servants.” George Washington
“The constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government…” Patrick Henry
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance” Desmond Tutu