Martin Luther King once said, “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
Every county Sheriff takes an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, but without an understanding of the Constitution and the principles upon which is was written, it is impossible for a Sheriff to honor their oath.
When a county Sheriff enforces an unjust law, they must first violate the oath that they have taken to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.
The reason elected officials are required to take an oath of allegiance to the Constitution is because it is the Supreme Law of the Land. Any time that a rule, regulation, code, ordinance or statute violates the Constitution, it is the responsibility of the Sheriff to support the Constitution and to refuse to comply with laws that are unconstitutional.
Members of the law enforcement community must be properly educated on the Constitution and the principles of liberty for our freedoms to be maintained.