#Wyoming Sheriffs Told Federal BATF And IRS Agents To Abide By The Constitution Or Face Immediate Arrest

Wyoming Sheriffs Put Feds In Their Place.

wyflag.gifHere’s one the mainstream media isn’t going to tell you: County sheriffs in Wyoming are demanding that federal agents actually abide by the Constitution, or face arrest. Even better, a U.S. Federal District Court agreed.

The court decision was the result of a suit against both the BATF and the IRS by Mattis and other members of the Wyoming Sheriff’s Association. The suit in the Wyoming federal court district sought restoration of the protections enshrined in the United States Constitution and the Wyoming Constitution.

Guess what? The District Court ruled in favor of the sheriffs. In fact, they stated, Wyoming is a sovereign state and the duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county and has law enforcement powers exceeding that of any other state or federal official.” Go back and re-read this quote.
The court confirms and asserts that “the duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county and has law enforcement powers EXCEEDING that of any other state OR federal official.” And you thought the 10th Amendment was dead and buried — not in Wyoming, not yet.
Sheriff Dave Mattis

Bighorn County Sheriff Dave Mattis spoke at a press conference following a recent U.S. District Court decision
(Case No. 2:96-cv-099-J (2006)) and announced that all federal officials are forbidden to enter his county without his prior approval ……
“If a sheriff doesn’t want the Feds in his county he has the constitutional right and power to keep them out, or ask them to leave, or retain them in custody.”
Bighorn County Sheriff Dave Mattis comments:
“If a sheriff doesn’t want the Feds in his county he has the constitutional right and power to keep them out, or ask them to leave, or retain them in custody.”
“I am reacting in response to the actions of federal employees who have attempted to deprive citizens of my county of their privacy, their liberty, and their property without regard to constitutional safeguards.
I hope that more sheriffs all across America will join us in protecting their citizens from the illegal activities of the IRS, EPA, BATF, FBI, or any other federal agency that is operating outside the confines of constitutional law. Employees of the IRS and the EPA are no longer welcome in Bighorn County unless they intend to operate in conformance to constitutional law.”
The implications are huge:
But it gets even better. Since the judge stated that the sheriff “has law enforcement powers EXCEEDING that of any other state OR federal official,” the Wyoming sheriffs are flexing their muscles.
They are demanding access to all BATF files. Why? So as to verify that the agency is not violating provisions of Wyoming law that prohibits the registration of firearms or the keeping of a registry of firearm owners.
It appears to me that one office where the Libertarian Party should focus it’s limited resources is County Sheriff. The change that could be made is nothing to laugh at. Meanwhile, there are still a bunch of nuts wasting valuable resources supporting those that seek offices that will never be won.


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A new bill has been introduced in the Montana State Legislaturewhich require the County Sheriff be notified before any federal agents are allowed to enter the state with the intention of carrying out law enforcement actions. The bill provides not only for pre-notification, but the Sheriff must also give consent before federal agents may proceed.


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17 comments on “Wyoming Sheriffs Told Federal BATF & IRS Agents To Abide By The Constitution Or Face Immediate Arrest.”

  1. John Larimer on September 25, 2011 at 18:27 said:
    I love it. This could be our salvation. We should use great care in electing sheriffs; especially in the cow counties.
  2. Jay Barnett on September 25, 2011 at 18:20 said:
    What a load of right wing extremist crap, this is. Notice the COMPLETE ABSENCE of a meaningful citation to a real case. No one can prohibit anybody from entering their county, including the chief law enforcement officer, just because they don’t want them there. Further, no sheriff, or anyone else, has the authority to tell a Federal Law Enforecement officer that their county is off limits to federal law. Taking a few phrases from a ruling out of context does not make the conclusions of some nutcase a matter of law. Federal Agents ARE subject to local laws, and prosecution for violating those laws, like everyone else, but that ‘s it. Even if it was a legitimate ruling from a Federal Judge, and this moron correctly discerned his intent, it would get flipped like a flapjack on appeal.
  3. The Federales will try to stop these Sheriffs with their usual bag of tricks:
    – First, try to buy them off with grants, programs, assistance
    – If that doesn’t work, they will try to infiltrate and dig up dirt on “problematic” Sheriffs
    – Create problems in the community via Federal Loyalists (federal employees or those on the dole)
    – Outright entrapment
    If you want to know what the Feds reaction to a situation will be, imagine what the KGB would do. Then back that off a few notches and that’s usually what the Feds do.
  4. U.S. Supreme Court Already Decided The Supremacy Clause And It Belongs To The Constitution aka; Sheriff.
    The “supremacy clause” is dealt with in Mack/Printz, in which the U.S. Supreme Court stated once and for all, that the only thing “supreme” is the Constitution itself. Where by the powers, the Sheriff reigns supreme above the president.
  5. I welcome decentralization in America. I think it is inevitable. What isn’t quite so certain is how violent the transition will be…
  6. if only all sheriffs realized that they have more power than any Fed. Agency. If the sheriff and the people of the county do not want ATF, FBI. DHS, EPA, USDA, ETC. in their county, they simply just have to tell them to stay out. Not even the Governor can force the Sheriff to let them in. Too many sheriffs think they are doing the FBI a favor in assisting in an investigation, when in reality, it is the FBI doing the favor to the sheriff. The Sheriff’s have been bullied and challenged so much be the FEDS. till they don’t know what power their offices really has over the FEDS. ALL Sheriff’s need to read and read the Constitution of the United States. And at your next county election, make sure you elect a Constitutional Sheriff.
  7. Anonymous on September 25, 2011 at 01:28 said:
    It would be interesting to see how the supreme court would handle this decision on appeal if it gets that far…
  8. Larry Kirkish on September 25, 2011 at 00:31 said:
    After living a life that obeyed the laws of the land, I no longer believe in the system. On numerous occasions I have needed assistance from my government against drug dealers, Identity thieves, and now disability(denied). I payed into the system dearly. I served my country in the Armed Forces. It is a one-way street. The government ignored my pleas. No more from me if is can help it. Start thinking about protection the victim. Stop slapping criminals on the hand and protecting them. Do the job we are paying for. Social disorder will raise it’s ugly head if it doesn’t change.
  9. Income tax is legal by consent because of the money you use. Notice that the I.R.S., Social Security etc. even state that participation is VOLUNTARY. But here’s the catch you have to redeem LAWFUL money, not PRIVATE CREDIT. That is the difference. Start stamping your checks with “Redeemed in Lawful Money Pursuant to 12 USC 411″ and you are taking part in PUBLIC money, which is outside the reach of the I.R.S. since they deal with PRIVATE CREDIT. If you just endorse the check, then you are CONSENTING to the PRIVATE CREDIT of the federal reserve system.
  10. Thats An Excellent Idea!!
  11. As the constitution is written “income tax” is defined as income = profit from a transaction. When you are paid by an employer you are making an even trade time for money, no profit. Income tax is unconstitutional.
  12. Anonymous on September 24, 2011 at 16:18 said:
    Actually, taxes were started during world war 2 to help finance the war… They were suppose to end taxes once the war was over, but saw how much money could be made and simply kept them going…
  13. Old1, if you read the constitution you will see that taxes are constitutional. But not to redistribute the wealth. Just to run the government.
  14. I think we’re coming full circle here.
  15. Waddya know….Finally we can point to an example of local boy makes good X 2, where cooler heads prevail and do the job they were hired to do, and use their common sense.
    Now if only Canada had more leadership like that at the federal level to replace the osterige in the Prime Ministers office, who thinks Canada doesn’t even have an economy of it’s own, so he serves the interests of the multinationals instead of the will of the people, following them like a lemming over a cliff.
  16. Let’s run with this! Taxes are not Constitutional so don’t allow the IRS to enter the State to collect them from citizens that refuse to pay them! We can be Free again.



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3 Responses to #Wyoming Sheriffs Told Federal BATF And IRS Agents To Abide By The Constitution Or Face Immediate Arrest

  1. Tom Mannis says:

    Sorry, but this story is bogus. The court in question never made such a decision. William F. Downes, Chief Judge, District of Wyoming, confirms that this story is false. He wrote the following in a letter disputing the story:

    “This Court has never issued an order which would serve to limit the lawful activities and duties of federal law enforcement officers and other federal employees in the District of Wyoming.

    “Furthermore, this Court has never made the comments attributed to it which purports to advise state officers they can prohibit federal law enforcement officers or agents from entering a Wyoming County. Those alleged quotations are utterly false.

    “Any person who interferes with federal officers in performance of their duties subjects themselves to the risk of criminal prosecution.”

    You can read the entire letter here: http://www.wyd.uscourts.gov/pdfforms/96cv99.pdf

  2. Pingback: The County Sheriff is the last line of defense when it comes to unconstitutional law.

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