U.S. Sheriffs Rise Up Against Federal Government: Sheriff Threatens Feds With SWAT Team ~ Grass Roots Take Charge!

18 Nov

U.S. Sheriffs Rise Up Against Federal Government: Sheriff Threatens Feds With SWAT Team ~ Grass Roots Take Charge!

Sheriff Threatens Feds With SWAT Team

As more people became dissatisfied with federal government controls and land grabs, it was inevitable that local law enforcement would eventually see the bigger picture. At the northern California fairgrounds of Yreka last month, seven California sheriffs and another from Oregon gathered with a large group of citizens to say that they are finally going to do something about it.

“A giant has been awakened,” said Plumas County, Calif. Sheriff Greg Hagwood, “and they didn’t count on that,” speaking of the federal bureaucracy.

With exposure of the Emergency Management Center in San Luis Obispo a few decades ago, California began to offer the rest of the nation some evidence of the psychological conditioning aimed from the federal level at state, county and city law enforcement.

Dean Wilson, sheriff of Del Norte County (Sacramento), is a great example of this great awakening. He received the loudest and longest applause  for his candor in confessing past faults after apologizing for not understanding the central government assault and land grab being committed against the people and what he should have been doing about it. Only in the past year has he done a turnaround and begun to behave as a county sheriff instead of an extension of federal law enforcement.

“I had spent a good part of my life enforcing the penal code, but not understanding my oath of office,” he told the audience. “I was ignorant and naïve, but now I know of the assault against our people by the federal government.”

By John Dilligent


Whoever said they don’t make ‘em like this anymore never met Sheriff Benny House


“Most don’t see… most who see don’t care… most who care do nothing. This is the formula for enslavement.” — John Dilligent


“They’ve gone from being good stewards to being overlords that think they have unlimited authority.”  – Sheriff Gil Gilbertson, Josephine County, Oregon


Last month in the sleepy little village of Cloudcroft, located in Otero County, New Mexico, hundreds of people rallied at what is being called the “Otero County Tree Party”, in support of the rights guaranteed the states and the people through the Constitution’s 10th Amendment.

A decade ago, after the 2000 Los Alamos wildfire caused severe economic and social repercussions to the state of New Mexico, the state legislature, citing “continuing federal inaction to reduce the fuel buildup of wilderness areas, thus placing the lives and property of the citizens of New Mexico at risk from uncontrollable but preventable wildfires”, overwhelmingly approved a bill known simply as SB-1, which exerted local sovereignty over public lands. It was subsequently signed into law by former governor Gary Johnson.

For the next ten years the law sat on the shelf untested, until the Wallow and Las Conchas wildfires wreaked havoc throughout the state in 2011. At that point the folks in Otero County, which includes part of the Lincoln National Forest, began to feel like the next catastophe waiting to happen. They’d been patiently negotiating with the United States Forest Service over the entire decade since the devastating Los Alamos fire, in an ongoing attempt to get the feds to properly manage the overgrown, neglected, tinderboxlike wilderness area — but to no avail. Eventually it became apparent the feds were going to offer up nothing more than bureaucratic lip service.

Fed up and feeling under the gun to make something happen before it was too late, the county declared a state of emergency and the Board of Otero County Commissioners, with Ronnie Rardin as chairman, drafted the Emergency Forest Management Plan. On September 9, 2011, a public hearing was held and approval was acquired to put the plan into effect.

Banking on the 1976 Federal Land Policy and Management Act’s requirement that public land be managed in coordination with state and local governments, and that New Mexico state law provides for local sovereignty over such land, Governor Susana Martinez gave the green light for Congressman Steve Pearce and the Otero County Commissioners to put the feds on notice of the county’s intention to enter the national forest with professional logging crews and begin clean-up operations. The federal government fired back that if they did so, it would arrest Congressman Pearce, the Commissioners, and anyone else directly involved.

That’s when Sheriff House entered the fray. By law the ultimate law enforcement authority within his jurisdiction, he told the feds in no uncertain terms that if they entered Otero County for the express purposes of detaining any state or local authorities, he’d personally arrest them on kidnapping charges and jail them!

Not only that, but when the Otero Tree Party rally kicked off on Saturday, September 17, and tree-cutting operations began, Sheriff House and his men, in full SWAT team regalia, rolled up in an armored personnel carrier, ready to do battle with any feds that crossed the line!

None did.

The bullies backed down, knowing they had no constitutional or statutory authority to make good on their idle threats to begin with when their bluff was called. They didn’t even show up.



Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “U.S. Sheriffs Rise Up Against Federal Government: Sheriff Threatens Feds With SWAT Team ~ Grass Roots Take Charge!

  1. John Dilligent

    November 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Hey, If you’re going to copy and paste articles I’ve written
    off my site,put my name on them as you did with this one
    below it that says: “by Rhonda Cook.


    John Dilligent

  2. rumcrook™

    November 19, 2011 at 3:20 am

    sorry about that. corrected and your name is also hyperlinked back to you

  3. John Dilligent

    November 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Okay, Thanks!

    Hatin’ it, but you tagged the wrong one.
    It’s the second one, the one below it:
    “Sheriff Benny House and the Tree Par-
    ty Rebellion”. That was probably my
    fault, as I see I responded to the one
    you ended up modifying. I’m sorry…


    • John Dilligent

      November 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Okay, this is me:

      “Sheriff Benny House and the Tree Party Rebellion”.

      John Dilligent

      The Dirty Lowdown


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