America’s Last Line of Defense—Our Sheriffs

Feb 8, 2022 Blog

Hello Fellow Patriots:

What do New Orleans, San Francisco, and Portland all have in common? Besides being led by Democrats, all of these cities and quite a few others, have demonstrated their lack of willingness to enforce laws. And when the peanut butter hits the fan, governments’ willingness to disarm citizens and abandon our most basic precepts of English Common Law and our Constitution will likely fly out the window. How? By either seizing lawfully owned guns as happened after Katrina or arresting shop owners in Portland defending their property, the common theme is a breakdown in civil society and rule of law and instead, bowing to the wishes of the criminals and nihilists.

Today, we are going to talk about five subjects:

  1. The unprecedented attack on our law enforcement officers
  2. Spineless politicians and others actively negating our laws
  3. Your responsibility to protect yourself and how best to ensure your own safety
  4. How America’s Sheriffs fit into the equation
  5. What’s next

LEO’s:

I have not just respect but awe for every Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) that suits up to work each day in an environment of mistrust, anger, overbearing rules, the presumption of guilt, ever-present video, and more. The awesome responsibility of protecting those that frequently don’t appreciate the truth is that for most of us, the very presence of a policeman, deputy, or other officer allows us to lead our lives without fear.

“You want me on that wall…” Like the line from a Few Good Men, the reality is that I want and most sane people sleep better knowing dedicated officers are chasing away the bad guys 24/7. If you live in a place like Portland, New York City, and San Francisco, to name just a few, where it is a sport to disrespect officers and many citizens actively try to figure out how to monetize their interactions with cops, God help you because you are effectively on your own. And, don’t expect any loudmouth politician or social worker to come to your rescue when you might need it most.

At least 90 officers died in the line of duty last year, eight in January alone. https://www.odmp.org/search/year And, our lawmen and women must contend with horrible people who have so little respect and compassion that they complained that some streets were closed for a fallen officer’s funeral. https://nypost.com/2022/01/29/actress-fired-after-ranting-about-street-closures-for-jason-riveras-funeral/ What type of people have we raised in our country? Individuals raised to hate those that by and large want nothing more than to go to work in the morning, protect our way of life, make a difference and then go home to their own families?

Our Federal government downplays the sacrifices and suffering dished out to LEO’s. In Portland (again) Federal Marshals were pummeled with rocks, spat on, and worse protecting a US Courthouse from looters and anarchists’ intent on burning it down. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tom-cotton-biden-doj-nominees-marshals Our DOJ seems so much more concerned about the criminals than the officers. Most rioters were not arrested at all and few were prosecuted. The half who pleaded out were only given sentences requiring community service! https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/almost-half-of-federal-cases-against-portland-rioters-have-been-dismissed/ar-BB1fGKGS Again, something that would seem made up it’s so ridiculous.

In a climate like exists today, why would anyone want to wear the uniform? Many officers are starting to wonder. How many political appointees have their men’s and women’s back? From CBP is this unusual exchange; https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/leaked-video-shows-tense-exchange-between-border-patrol-chief-and-agents I see our system of laws, our support for our protectors devolving every day.

If I have not convinced you by now that being a cop today doesn’t get the respect it deserves…you can stop reading now.

Spineless politicians and those that seek the destruction of a nation of laws:

If Sheriffs are our protectors, then some District Attorneys have become the opposite. The role of District Attorneys or whatever it’s called in your neck of the woods is the chief prosecutor and/or chief law enforcement officer representing a U.S. state in a local government area, typically a county. The exact name and scope of the offices vary by state. The primary purpose of District attorneys is a responsibility for efforts like recommending sentencing, initiating further investigations, and presenting cases against a suspected lawbreaker. They are to prosecute, investigate and recommend the charges to be prosecuted if any. They have wide discretion but all undertake an oath to support both the Constitutions of the US and of their state.

I feel like I’m some kind of scratched record that keeps repeating the same lyrics over and over. But you can’t move forward without a firm grasp of the fundamentals. You would think that obeying the laws of your state or county is non-negotiable, that prosecutors would not have any leeway. Also, you would think there would have to be a close working relationship between LEO’s and District Attorneys. Unfortunately, these two obvious truths are no longer reliably true. The scratched record aspect is George Soros. Mr. Soros found a clever way to subvert the country. Elect District Attorneys that both ignore their constitutional responsibilities and hate our system of policing and laws. And, he did it on the cheap and without much controversy.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/24/george-soros-das-billionaires-cash-helped-elect-tw/

Mr. Soros and his allies spent $29 million to elect their kind of District Attorney. Virtually all represent major cities and the Democratic party. Collectively, Soros is responsible for putting in place people in many major American cities. That alone is not the problem. The problem is the policies that have been enacted and their effect on our civilized society:

“The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF) analyzed the outcome of dropping conviction rates under six different progressive district attorneys. These district attorneys are cited as “criminal justice reform” prosecutors who seek to use their elected positions to unilaterally end mass incarceration and racial disparities in convictions and reduce recidivism rates.

The report found that in each of the six prosecutors’ jurisdictions, felony crime rates have increased while their prosecutors’ policies are reducing conviction rates. The net results are a lack of justice for victims and rising crime rates. The report concludes, “This signals a troubling trend as these progressive activists attain local prosecutorial roles and may mark a rise in crime in the affected jurisdictions and nearby locales.”
https://capitalresearch.org/article/soros-funded-district-attorneys-linked-to-increases-in-violent-crime

There is a safety valve that could stop this cold. Governors in most states have wide authority to remove elected officials who violate their oath of office. Unfortunately, in the vast majority of cases, you also have a Democratic Governor. Even in those cases where you have a Republican Governor, it’s tough to remove a lawfully elected official. However, we must find a way to remove these oath breakers by any legal means necessary to save lives and to bring justice to citizens. Politicians who ignore what’s happening right under their noses need to be called out in much the same manner as we witnessed in the Loudoun County School District. Citizens have been cowed for too long. Recalls are largely ineffective, slow, and expensive and have largely emboldened those individuals where a recall has been attempted but failed. Only 25 out of 529 recalls were successful last year. Pretty dismal.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/politics/recall-elections-increase-governor-school-board/index.html

Your responsibility to protect yourself and how best to ensure your own safety:

The average response time to a 911 call is between 3 and 15 minutes. Average response times for citizens in a rural area can be even longer. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine what mayhem can happen in 3 minutes, much less 15 or more minutes. The average response time for an Active Shooter Situation in a school is 3 minutes. A lot can happen in the blink of an eye, much less three minutes or more. And that assumes you can even call for help.

https://leb.fbi.gov/image-repository/police-response-time-to-active-shooter-attacks.jpg/view

Every American must understand and accept that they are ultimately responsible for their own safety and prepare to be their own First Responder. I’m sorry that not everyone is physically or mentally equipped to perform that role, but this is the reality. And, your risk is going up year by year due to the overall deterioration of police protection in too many parts of our country. Due to drugs, lower conviction rates, and shorter incarceration times, more criminals are out there. A great resource on how best to assess your own risk and what to do to protect yourself is your local police or sheriff’s department. Most have advocates that can help you preplan a strategy before a crime occurs. When in doubt, reach out and see what services are available. Even someone in a wheelchair can learn how not to be a ‘soft’ target. That’s the key to a lot of avoidance strategies. Don’t advertise that you are a tempting and juicy target. Don’t advertise wealth and never, but never, show weakness. Evildoers prey on the weak. Softer targets are readily available, they’ll tend to move along when they see or feel like someone is going to resist them. Ever heard the old adage about what’s the best kind of alarm system? It’s the sign out front!

I’d like to talk about another point that is all too true. We are our brother’s keeper. There are too many stories of people witnessing a crime that either ignore the crime or whip out a camera and record it like some medieval gladiator event. Civil society infers a duty to be a good Samaritan. While a biblical term, the definition is nonetheless still apt:

“Good Samaritan” is commonly used to describe a person who acts to help others who are in need.

Common sense should prevail, but accept that all of us are honor-bound to help those whenever possible against harm or death when you are able, even if means you take some risk. God, please help us if we forget this lesson that again separates us from the animals. And, for Pete’s sake, put away those damn phones! And another thing…. even if you can’t help someone at the moment, we all have a civic duty to report what we saw and know to the authorities. This business of ‘not getting involved’ is flatly un-American. We have always been pseudo-deputized. If you want to live safely, accept that you are part of the solution. There is no way around that. Report what you know. See something, say something is not just for terrorism.

How America’s Sheriffs fit into the Equation:

By now, most of us realize Washington politicians, Democratic Governors, and way too many local politicians are not constitutional textualists and as such, what they believe and how they govern is a moving target that constantly sways with the political winds. Worse, some people actively work for the destruction of an America that they despise. Strong words indeed, but heartfelt in belief and observation.

The day may come when we are all up against the wall and under threat. If you believe that’s not a possibility, then I pity you. Far too many Americans have their head in the sand and can’t see the writing on the wall. All it takes is the right set of circumstances and the national government, in the guise of protecting us, could move in with all their power. The parallel is striking to me that Russia used this pretext to invade Crimea in Ukraine. If Russia could use it to justify their actions; is it that unreasonable to believe that some zealot(s) in Washington or California might try to suspend our civil liberties in a fake crisis at some future time? We have seen inklings of that in New Orleans, Japanese Internment Camps in WWII, actions taken under the Patriot Act, and more recently widespread abuse of our civil rights in the name of Corona Virus protection.

We make the statement over and over again that governments tend to function for their own ends over those of the citizens they are supposed to serve. I would put nothing past those who feel threatened or march to the beat of some kind of belief completely opposed to our American way of life.

This is where our Sheriffs come in and the significance of the map we displayed earlier. As you can see, the vast majority of American land is controlled by Republicans/Conservatives. Democratic cities are consumers more than they are producers. This is true on a massive scale. Transportation arteries, warehousing, raw materials, all largely reside in Red states. Conservative individuals overwhelmingly are more independent, more resourceful, more resilient, and are better prepared for a societal dislocation than most city dwellers. This sets up a perfect storm scenario when in a disruption, Blue states will want and need what Red states have. This then sets up a possibility/probability that conflict will erupt either from hungry city people or the government moving to take resources by force from people and companies that have those supplies. You can bet one thing, those forces will try to do, they’ll attempt to disarm, arrest, or kill anyone who stands in their way.

Get to know your local Sheriff. You might be surprised to find out how many of them have envisioned and even acted on their concerns that mirror these thoughts. Alliances of counties in some areas of the country already exist. The ability to close off areas to potential looters or migrants has already been thought about by some. Many of us will not willingly allow what we have to be taken or “shared” as you will hear from those that despise you today and only see you as some “hoarder.” Your Sheriff is the firewall between you and the hoard when push comes to shove. Get to know him/her. See and understand how they would plan to protect their citizens in times of crisis. Better now than finding out later.

What’s Next:

What is next is THE question. There is a battle going on between various factions in our country today. Puppet Masters are pulling the strings trying to split us up as a society and they’ve been amazingly successful. The pure evil genius of fracturing us along our various racial, economic, social, political, and globalist vs. nationalistic lines has been devastatingly effective. The stock and trade of the Destroyers is propaganda, misinformation, the encouragement of tribalism, and the demonization of wealth among many well-thought-out tactics.

Together, unified in a shared commitment to the basic precepts that all Americans should hold dear, we can survive and prosper. Fragmented and lost in chasing crazy ideologies that make little sense and only lead to failure, we will lose. I am eternally optimistic that we will find our way back to logic, solidarity, and self-reliance. What do you believe?

God Bless America

Allan J. Feifer, Outspoken patriot lifelong conservative author & motivational speaker. Allan felt compelled to write his new book(The Book – Unconventional War) after he and others felt helpless watching the destruction of what was once the undisputed greatest nation on earth.