“Nor will I permit the enforcement of any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers within the borders of Linn County, Barack Obama, James Meredith, Joe Biden, letter to Joe Biden, Linn County Oregon, OR.”, Oregon, Sheriff says he will not enforce law he deems unconstitutional, Sheriff Tim Mueller has a message for the Obama Administration — keep your hands off our guns., Supremacy Clause, television station KPTV, United States, University of Mississippi, Western Meadowlark
Oregon’s state bird–Western Meadowlark–
gapes open its bill with really strong muscles
to create a hole that gives it access to bugs.
Is this a metaphor for what that Sheriff is trying to do
by poking holes in the Constitution with his “I can keep feds out.”*
But,sir? This turf’s been turned back in 1962
when Gov. Barnett tried to refuse James Meredith entry into Ole Miss,
mocking like a Mockingbird,
his state bird.
* “Any federal regulation enacted by Congress or by executive order of the president offending the constitutional rights of my citizens shall not be enforced by me or by my deputies. Nor will I permit the enforcement of any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers within the borders of Linn County, OR.” (note from Patty: Sheriff Mueller can’t do the latter. This is where he needs to re-take his U.S. History class and reread those chapters on James Meredith, Ross Barnet, and President Kennedy.)