A few of Colorado's
sheriffs have decided that some of Colorado's new gun laws are, at best, ambiguous, and, at worst,
Since the sheriffs are of the opinion that some of the new laws violate the Constitution,
a few of them are refusing to enforce the new gun laws:
Hooray! for Sheriffs with backbone.
Really? Is it backbone? Or, is what they are doing
just a dereliction of duty?
Why were the sheriffs elected?
Did the citizens elect them to make laws? No,
they elected the legislature to do that.
Did the citizens elect them to decide whether or
not laws are Constitutional? No, again, that's the job of the
Bottom line is that the sheriffs were elected to
uphold and enforce all the laws that have been passed by the legislative
branch, unless they have been determined un-Constitutional by judicial
To do otherwise would be would be shirking their
responsibility to the citizens. You know, it would be like Eric
Holder refusing to enforce laws (he does? - oh well).
But, what if the laws are bad? What if we don't want the laws that our legislators
have passed? In that case, we need to stand up and replace
the legislators. They've already started doing that, in Colorado, through re-call elections. It works.
Bexar County, Texas once (at least) had a criminal for a sheriff.
Do you want him back, deciding which of our State's
laws he feels like enforcing on any given day? Before you answer, remember, he was anti-gun.
"Sheriffs with the backbone standing up for what is right...
" - Hooray! - It sounds good, as long as the sheriffs
are standing up for what I want. But,
how long can I count on them to agree with me?
Until they find out they can please more voters by agreeing with the
When used correctly, we have the best system of government that has ever existed, in the history of the world.
Make it work.
Next time you get the opportunity, turn off the TV, and go vote.
And remember, sheriffs are elected to uphold the laws, not make them.
Start making our system work again by voting for decent legislators
in the first place, rather than, after laws have been passed, heaping praise on
sheriffs who don't know their own job descriptions.