Jan 7, 2016
Sheriff Candidates Make Constitutional Pledge
They’re pretty simple questions. And they all answered essentially the same way — a very good thing for conservatives and a game-changer for Faulkner County, no matter who becomes our next Sheriff. Candidates for Faulkner County Sheriff were asked: “What are your thoughts of the CSPOA? Would you consider attending CSPOA training and send your...
Candidates for Faulkner County Sheriff were asked: “What are your thoughts of the CSPOA? Would you consider attending CSPOA training and send your deputies to this training?”
The responses quickly came in: “Without a doubt!” said Rocky Lawrence, and Tim Ryals said “Of course I would participate and help lead and train others in our constitution and what it truly is!” Joe Taylor responded, “I am for any organization that seeks to protect our Constitutional rights,” and Wefus Tyus said, “As the Sheriff of Faulkner County, after reviewing in detail the policies and procedures we would definitely make the necessary adjustments.”
The Constitutional Sheriff and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), founded by former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, is a nationwide movement of sheriffs and peace officers who stand against unconstitutional state and federal mandates in the areas of gun control, religious freedom, Agenda 21 issues, property rights, water rights, mining rights, health care privacy, and 10th Amendment issues. (Find more information here and here.)
Faulkner County JP Damon Edwards, who started the conversation on his Facebook page, took his questions a step further, asking the candidates if they would be “willing to sign and have your deputies sign” the CSPOA Resolution that states in part:
We further reaffirm that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” (10th amendment)
Furthermore, we maintain that no agency established by the U S Congress can develop its own policies or regulations which supersede the Bill of Rights or the Constitution, nor does the executive branch have the power to make law, overturn law or set aside law.”
All four candidates pledged to sign and support the CSPOA “Constitutional Sheriffs” program.
Ryals asserted that “As a conservative, it goes without saying” and Lawrence’s response was “Absolutely.” Taylor responded, “If those provisions are not already in the FCSO policies and procedures, as your Sheriff, they will be.” Tyus “admires Sheriff Mack’s focus on uniting public servants and Sheriffs to keep their word to uphold, defend, protect, preserve and obey the Constitutions of the United States of America. As the Sheriff of Faulkner County, after reviewing in detail the policies and procedures we would definitely make the necessary adjustments.”
JP Edwards pledges to join CSPOA and is seeking a similar commitment from each Sheriff candidate as well as from members of the Faulkner County Quorum Court.
The Faulkner County Tea Party will host a Sheriff candidates debate at the McGee Center on Thursday, February 11, at 7 pm. As JP Edwards pointed out, the candidates should be “prepared to answer more questions” about their support for CSPOA’s Constitutional Sheriff program and what it means for Faulkner County.