I have family and friends that have been in law enforcement or still are. When they took their oath of office, they all swore to uphold the Constitution and laws of their city, state and nation. When anyone joins the military, they take a similar oath to protect the country and uphold the Constitution.
There is another thing that all of those oaths of office have in common. The section about protecting the country and Constitution says that they will protect against foreign and domestic threats. Our Founding Fathers and the people that established our military and various law enforcement agencies knew back then that we may face threats to our way of life from within the country as well as from without. Domestic threats have always been a real possibility.
Today, it is more than a possibility, it has become a reality. State and federal governments are the ones posing the domestic threats to the US Constitution and laws of the land. All of the attacks being made at the state and federal level against the Second Amendment are, by definition, domestic threats to the US Constitution and as such could be considered to be acts of treason.
So what do law enforcement officers and military personnel do in this situation? They have all sworn an oath to protect the Constitution. Do they stand by that oath and defy state and federal government officials by not enforcing these unconstitutional laws? Do they face being fired or court martialed for defending the Constitution? These are the tough choices that many will soon be faced with. Listen to this powerful video about them having to make this decision:
The question is easier for county sheriffs because the US Supreme Court has already ruled that they are the supreme law enforcement officers in their jurisdiction, even over federal agencies. Many county sheriffs have already signed letters and told their citizens that they will not enforce any federal gun control law that they believe to be unconstitutional.
But what about city and state cops? What are they going to do? For instance, in Colorado, they recently passed a whole barrage of unconstitutional gun control laws. Do city and state police enforce those laws or do they defend the state and federal Constitution?
This is surely a difficult and troubling time to be in law enforcement or the military. Careers are sure to be ruined by the decisions these men and women are about to make. If their careers are not ruined, then their personal values and duty to country will surely be compromised and they will have to live knowing it.
Years ago, I applied for the city police department back home. I passed the written and physical test and was waiting to hear if I would be accepted to attend the training academy. Then I got a call telling me that they discovered that my eyesight without my glasses was just over the allowable qualifications and I was rejected. Had I been accepted and became a police officer, I know that I would choose to defend the US Constitution over the anti-constitutional gun control laws being passed. Even though it could mean my career and retirement, I believe it’s more important to stand for the Constitution. If not, then the Constitution will inevitably be replaced by something far inferior and totally un-American.
What would you do? What do you want your local and state police to do? What do you expect military men and women to do? The last time they were faced with a situation like this, it resulted in the American Civil War. Are we on the verge of a second one?