Citizens Action Network

Florida Sheriff's Association's Statement is a Political Statement Not a Commitment to the Constitution

Hello Keith,

Whoever is in charge of compiling the list of Sheriff's honoring their Oath is completely off base.By including all Florida Sheriff's it is a slap in the face of the true Constitutional Sheriff's in our state.I assume that they were added because of the declaration written by the Florida Sheriff's Association.As the Florida Tenth Amendment Center cited "Upon examination though, the FSA statement is vague and lacking specifics. The FSA statement appears deliberately parsed in an attempt to appease the gun owning constituency. Since Florida sheriffs are also astute politicians, it appears crafted to also appease their political handlers with its generic, sanitized wording."

In their letter to President Obama, the Utah Sheriffs state the following:

“We respect the Office of the President of the United States of America. But, make no mistake, as the duly-elected sheriffs of our respective counties, we will enforce the rights guaranteed to our citizens by the Constitution. No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights—in particular Amendment II—has given them. We, like you, swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation.”

The FSA statement is not so pointed. That lack of specificity renders this proclamation little more than a feel good memorial that is garnering more credit than it probably deserves.

I know for a fact of several sheriffs in Florida who are NOT standing up to their Oath. It does not help the goal of seeking out honorable Sheriffs by including those who would betray the citizens in their jurisdictions. This only makes the whole list suspect. How can the people trust the list when they see Sheriffs listed who they know to be traitors to their Oath..

I really like the idea of this list, it shows the people that there are Sheriffs on our side. But it has to be accurate and come with a public statement affirming that the particular Sheriff will stand by his Oath and the citizens he swore to serve and protect.

Respectfully,

Carol RubadouVice President Florida Chapter Oath Keepers
West Coast Regional Director Florida Chapter Oath Keepers

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