If you're expecting the government to step in and save you in the event of a natural disaster or economic crisis... well, you should know better. Sooner or later you'll wish you had some food storage on hand. This guy can help you prepare yourself for emergencies with freeze-dried meats and more. No other food satisfies like animal protein during stressful times.
Radio Commercial Top 25 reasons to get in on the 25% off Mountain House Food Sale #24: Arby’s doesn’t have a 30-year shelf life. (and McDonald's is only 14 yrs)
#15: The UPS guy delivers it right to my bunker. (click the heading to read the full list)
Joyce is a very good friend of mine. Listen on the air or online.
Friend and Mentor Jack McLamb Passes Away
Officer Jack McLamb
I recently learned that my friend and mentor, Officer Jack McLamb, died on Saturday evening, January 11, 2014. He had been fighting Parkinson's for a number of years. He had worked for Phoenix Police for about 15 years and was the original "Officer Friendly." But Officer McLamb was a lot of other things; Patriot, Activist, the original Oath Keeper, Author, and the consummate American Peace Officer.
After being fired by Phoenix P D three times and winning his job back each time through appeals, he finally retired and dedicated his life to converting other police officers to the Constitution and Liberty; a huge job and undertaking! On several occasions throughout our friendship I thanked Jack for his example and for all his dedicated service to our country. Then one last time two weeks ago, Officer Rick Dalton and I had dinner with Jack and his wife in Phoenix. We had the chance to say good-bye and thank Officer Jack McLamb one more time. America is better because of him and our work a little easier because "Officer Friendly" helped pave the way. I will be eternally grateful to him for calling me his friend, but more importantly, for the work he did to save our country. He taught us for decades that we could save America if our nation's police would do one simple thing; keep their oath of office and follow the Constitution. An idea whose time has finally come. Officer Jack McLamb prayed everyday that it's not too late. We celebrate his life along with his family and many other Americans. We honor him for who he was and what he did for each of us. God bless officer Jack McLamb.
~ Sheriff Richard Mack
Decisions from Sheriff Mack's lawsuit against the Clinton administration being used to block Obamacare
On December 9, 2013 Newsmax.com reported that South Carolina is very close to passing HB 3101, which nullifies Obamacare for SC citizens and businesses. If the bill passes, South Carolina will be the first state to take this courageous and very appropriate stand against this most destructive and abusive and yes, unconstitutional statute!
South Carolina State Rep Tom Davis is the bill's sponsor, and in justifying his legislation he twice quoted from the Mack/Printz v. US case, saying that the States are not "political subdivisions of the Federal Government" and that the feds cannot "compel the states to enforce federal laws."
On October 31, 2013, Sheriff Nick Finch won his case at trial in Liberty County, Florida. The charges were complete nonsense to begin with, and the laughter in the courtroom was difficult to suppress as the prosecution presented its flimsy, farcical case.
Sheriff Finch was charged and arrested and booked into his own jail last June. Sheriff Finch had done something nearly unheard of, yet noble and courageous. He nullified the arrest of a law abiding citizen who had the audacity of carrying a gun in his pocket. Sheriff Finch said "not on my watch." So the State moved in, arrested the Sheriff and re-arrested the citizen, Mr. Parish.
The end result was Finch was removed from office and went to trial. Mr. Parish once again had the charges dropped, but he was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and pay $200.
Let's be very clear here, neither man was guilty of anything! There were no victims and no evidence that a crime had ever occurred. Today, a jury consisting of six Liberty County citizens nullified the charges against Sheriff Finch and told the State officials who brought this case to trial that they were having none of their shenanigans. Sheriff Finch was reinstated as Sheriff just 15 minutes later.
The Sheriff nullified the arrest of an innocent man and the jury nullified the arrest of another innocent man. Liberty won this Halloween day in Liberty County and a tremendous example was laid before us all; do what's right, keep your word, and have the courage to stand for the little guy. As Sheriff Finch testified in court before a badgering prosecutor who demeaned and assailed Sheriff Finch's dedication to his oath and the Constitution, Sheriff Finch calmly and firmly told the prosecutor and the court, "The Constitution has to count for something."
Sheriff Finch and his good wife are to admired for their courage and commitment. I am proud to call them friends and proud that I had the opportunity to witness for myself the humility and strength of these good people as they stared adversity in the face and won! Now perhaps it is for each of us to learn from this and realize that Liberty and the Constitution only "count for something" if we make it so.
We owe a special thanks to all those who contributed financially, called or emailed to voice your support, or prayed in faith that truth would prevail. It's encouraging to know that sometimes the good guys still win.
- Richard Mack
Action Alert! State Sovereignty Under Attack, YOU Can Defend
Have you heard KrisAnne Hall speak? She has made powerful presentations at our recent CSPOA conventions. You can find highlights from her presentations on our home page, or find her full presentation on the DVD or with the audio download. We’re on KrisAnne’s mailing list, and recently she sent out an email that was so good we feel it’s our duty to pass it along. Click here to read the entire post
The Crisis of the Day
When I sued the Clinton administration in 1994, I never imagined that Justice Scalia - the author of the ruling for the majority - would be so profound and powerful with his defense of the Tenth Amendment. Not only did Scalia say that the "States are not subject to federal direction" and that the US Congress only had "discreet and enumerated powers" and that federal impotency was "rendered express" by the Tenth Amendment, he also proclaimed that the States "retained an inviolable sovereignty." You would think that these statements alone would be monumental enough and would provide sufficient ammunition for all state and local officials to stand against any governmental tyranny without any hesitation. Nevertheless, Scalia went even further in this landmark decision, one in which two small-town sheriffs headed the Feds "off at the pass" and sent them on their way. Scalia, in his infinite obligation to the Constitution, took this entire ruling to the tenth power when he said,
"The Constitution protects us from our own best intentions...so that we may resist the temptation to concentrate power in one location as an expedient solution to the crisis of the day."
The "crisis of the day?" Was Scalia clairvoyant? He rendered this opinion in June of 1997. Now we are dealing with the Obama administration and others (Rham Emanuel) whose mantra is "Never let a good crisis go to waste."
Horrible examples of "crisis intervention" were seen during the aftermath of a bombing in Boston, a hurricane in New Orleans and a shooting in Connecticut. We see them whenever any other "emergency" arises. The police and Federal agents grant themselves power to suspend the Constitution, suspend American ideals and principles, and suspend their oaths of office to "make us all safer." The police in Boston went door to door drawing down on numerous citizens inside their own homes! During the chaos after Katrina ravaged New Orleans the police went door to door confiscating guns from law abiding citizens. After the Sandy Hook shootings legislators in Washington, Colorado, New York and Connecticut all tripped over themselves to create schemes of gun control laws aimed again at law abiding citizens!
It's during crises that the Constitution is really put to the test. It's then that those who have sworn to protect and defend it are given a chance to show their true character and dedication to principles of American liberty. If all that is needed is a "crisis" or "emergency" to justify the destruction of our Constitution and the individual liberties of our citizens, then our enemies need only to create "crises" and "emergencies." The result is a tremendous blow to freedom and the destruction of our Constitution, and thus the foundation of America. I pray that our nation's sheriffs and police will stand and be counted regardless of the pressures and temptations to violate our oaths as an "expedient solution to the crisis of the day." Crises will happen and emergencies will come and go, but precious liberty, once lost, will be next to impossible to regain.
Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret)
CSPOA Announces convention in St. Charles, MO
If you live anywhere near Missouri and you've been wanting to find your way to a CSPOA convention, now is your chance! This one, to be held May 31 - June 1 in St. Charles, Missouri, is FREE to all sheriffs, law enforcement officers and public officials.
The the CSPOA conventions page for details and registration.
Syracuse, NY Rally Photos
Me addressing a crowd of approx. 2,000 freedom loving New Yorkers in Syracuse March 23. These photos were submitted by a rally attendee.
Help Sheriff Jeff Christopher Restore The Powers of His Office
SOS Jeff Christopher
At our CSPOA national convention in Las Vegas last September, we honored Sheriff Jeff Christopher with a special award recognizing his valiant efforts. As his case now comes to trial, we urge you to give what you can to this important cause. Click the image above to read more about Sheriff Jeff Christopher's battle and to find out how your donation can help. You can donate to him directly by mail, or via the CSPOA site right here.
Albany, NY Deputy Sets Example For Us All!
A pair of activists handed out flyers at the Albany, NY airport, warning travelers about the dangers of x-ray body scanners at Albany International Airport in New York. Naturally they were harassed by the airport administration, who called the cops. Well what did the cops do? Told the management to leave them alone, because they were not breaking any laws. It's inspiring to watch this bully try to order the officers around, and see how smoothly they performed their DUTY to serve and protect with exactness and constitutionality.