February 4th, 2013

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Association Stands Against NY “Safe Act”


The following is a letter from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association to New York Governor Cuomo, and Senators Klein, Marchione, Skelos, Stewart-Cousins, and Chairman Cox, defining the department’s Constitutional stance against the blatant disregard of the 2nd Amendment by New York legislators in the lightning fast passage of the so called “Safe Act”, an unprecedented assault on the civil liberties of ordinary Americans.  Oath Keepers salutes these honorable and courageous men for their service and their principled position in the face of extreme political malfeasance and media pressure.  They represent a quickly growing brotherhood of Constitutional Sheriffs across this country that are not afraid to do what is right openly, and loudly.


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38 Responses to “Saratoga County Sheriff’s Association Stands Against NY “Safe Act””

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    Darin Says:

    Excellent letter !! You Guys are hero’s. New Yorkers tell them NO !! Shall……NOT……BE…..INFRINGED. 19.5 million New Yorkers, some of the toughest people on earth. Arrest Cuomo for breaking the law. The Constitution IS THE LAW. He is a traitor and has violated you. This about control, not safety. Safety is arming the good people, this tyranny disarms law abiding citizens and empowers the thugs in the streets and in the government. New York and Chicago are the poster children for how “gun control” is a misguided, miserable failure because it makes no sense. This legislation is the test bed for the rest of the country. The entire world is watching you, stand and be counted. If you fail, our children will be even bigger slaves to our government than we are now. It must all end now. Being taxed without being represented is exactly the same situation as in 1776. Declare your Independence, tell the tyrants you WILL NOT COMPLY !! I will never surrender ANY of my firearms nor ANY or my magazines nor ANY of my ammo. Safe act ?? FOR WHO ???? Safe for the criminals to rob, murder and rape you. And safe for the government to overpower you. Not on my watch. Hell no. Not in America. Not now, not ever. Our second Amendment is NON-NEGOTIABLE. DONT TREAD ON ME Dont let slimy politicians strip you of your heritage, your birth right. Be what you were born to be……….Free and Independent.

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    Elias Alias Says:

    Simply beautiful. Truly American. Spiritually uplifting. Thoroughly appreciated. I salute the Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association.

    Elias Alias, editor

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    mike smith Says:

    Thank you patriots of New York state. I live on the opposite side of the country from you, but I am not on opposite sides of the issue with you. Well done good and faithful servants. I also live on the Red side of a Blue state, looks like a long haul, and we must all stand strong until the battle is won. Again my most sincere thanks.

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    Jason Roberts Says:

    It is disturbing to say the least that you guys are going through this. it sickens me to think they have such disreguard for the people. NY gov has been doing this for long enough. Thank God you have the balls to write this letter and stand with your people.

    Thank you, Jason.

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    Chad Says:


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    The Truth Will Set You Free.......From Tyranny Says:

    New York, Listen to Bill Stevens. Have courage, do not be afraid. http://youtu.be/dhXPlCjr0Vw

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    Shorty Dawkins Says:

    The resistance is growing. Thank you Saratoga Sheriff’s Benevolent Assoc. You are Oath Keepers.

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    Joe Says:

    I am THRILLED to read this letter!! Not only because I live in Saratoga County but because it let’s me know that there IS law enforcement who WILL speak out against this act of TYRANNY!!! NOW if we can just get law enforcement to help us arrest Governor Cuomo and his minions for their VIOLATIONS against the citizens of New York we MIGHT still be able to SAVE this once GREAT State!! I DO believe I’ve heard of cases where people have been arrested for bullying and Cuomo BULLIED some of the other politicians into going along with HIS will. I can not respect a politician who on one hand speaks out against bullying when HE is a bully HIMSELF!!!

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    Cal Says:

    The letter is nice. But they are not keeping their oaths. Gun control is not legal here in the USA. Precedence is NOT law, the US Constitution is the supreme law of this land.

    They take a oath to support the US Constitution. The Bill of Rights is unalienable (inalienable). Then there is the Govenor who has broken his lawfully required and legally binding oath (keeping it is a lawful REQUIREMENT of office): both a criminal and a civil offense. Removal from office (immediate) can be used; plus arrest and prosecution for his crimes against New York state and her people.

    It is critical that law enforcment (and military) understand that the US Constitution is the supreme law that ALL other laws, bills, treaties, etc MUST be in “pursuance thereof” to be lawful. If they understand that, the rest is easy for them. If it is in the Bill of Rights – no one has the lawful power to touch anyhting about those natural rights, are in fact themselves committing a crime when they do. So if they know the Bill of rights, know the US Constitution, know their state constitution and if what they are being asked to do breaks any of those – then they are enforcing an unlawful order, law, etc – being made a criminal.

    Inalienable or unalienable refers to “that which cannot be given away or taken away”. The Founders used the word “unalienable” as defined by William Blackstone in “Commentaries on the Laws of England”, 1:93:

    “Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and therefore called natural rights, such as life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislature has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture.”

    Inalienable rights: “a right according to natural law, a right that cannot be taken away, denied, or transferred”. “protected from being removed or taken away” … or if you prefer –
    Unalienable: “Not to be separated, given away, or taken away.” “Inalienable or unalienable refers to that which cannot be given away or taken away.”

    The Preamble shows that the sole purpose of the proposed amendments (Bill of Rights) was to prevent the federal government from “misconstruing or abusing its powers.” To accomplish this, “further declaratory and restrictive clauses” were being proposed. The amendments, which were adopted, placed additional restraints or limitations on the powers of the federal government to prevent that government from usurping its constitutional powers (usurption is not legal). Every clause of the Bill of Rights, without exception, is either a declaratory statement or a restrictive provision.

    Constitution of the United States of America, Preamble to the Bill of Rights

    Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

    THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

    RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

    New York Constitution, Section 1. No member of this state shall be disfranchised, or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land, or the judgment of his or her peers, except that the legislature may provide that there shall be no primary election held to nominate candidates for public office or to elect persons to party positions for any political party or parties in any unit of representation of the state from which such candidates or persons are nominated or elected whenever there is no contest or contests for such nominations or election as may be prescribed by general law.

    §11. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race, color, creed or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.

    §12. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable interception of telephone and telegraph communications shall not be violated, and ex parte orders or warrants shall issue only upon oath or affirmation that there is reasonable ground to believe that evidence of crime may be thus obtained, and identifying the particular means of communication, and particularly describing the person or persons whose communications are to be intercepted and the purpose thereof.

    ARTICLE XII (9), Defense, [Defense; militia], Section 1. The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized militia.

    ARTICLE XIII, Public Officers, [Oath of office; no other test for public office], Section 1. Members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, except such inferior officers as shall be by law exempted, shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:

    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of New York, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of ……, according to the best of my ability;”

    and no other oath, declaration or test shall be required as a qualification for any office of public trust, except that any committee of a political party may, by rule, provide for equal representation of the sexes on any such committee, and a state convention of a political party, at which candidates for public office are nominated, may, by rule, provide for equal representation of the sexes on any committee of such party.

    [Removal from office for misconduct]

    §5. Provision shall be made by law for the removal for misconduct or malversation in office of all officers, except judicial, whose powers and duties are not local or legislative and who shall be elected at general elections, and also for supplying vacancies created by such removal.

    (”malversation”: misbehavior and especially corruption in an office, trust, or commission; corrupt administration)

    Law enforcement and other officers

    §13. (a) Except in counties in the city of New York and except as authorized in section one of article nine of this constitution, registers in counties having registers shall be chosen by the electors of the respective counties once in every three years and whenever the occurring of vacancies shall require; the sheriff and the clerk of each county shall be chosen by the electors once in every three or four years as the legislature shall direct. Sheriffs shall hold no other office. They may be required by law to renew their security, from time to time; and in default of giving such new security, their offices shall be deemed vacant. The governor may remove any elective sheriff, county clerk, district attorney or register within the term for which he or she shall have been elected; but before so doing the governor shall give to such officer a copy of the charges against him or her and an opportunity of being heard in his or her defense. In each county a district attorney shall be chosen by the electors once in every three or four years as the legislature shall direct. The clerk of each county in the city of New York shall be appointed, and be subject to removal, by the appellate division of the supreme court in the judicial department in which the county is located. In addition to his or her powers and duties as clerk of the supreme court, he or she shall have power to select, draw, summon and empanel grand and petit jurors in the manner and under the conditions now or hereafter prescribed by law, and shall have such other powers and duties as shall be prescribed by the city from time to time by local law.

    (b) Any district attorney who shall fail faithfully to prosecute a person charged with the violation in his or her county of any provision of this article which may come to his or her knowledge, shall be removed from office by the governor, after due notice and an opportunity of being heard in his or her defense. The expenses which shall be incurred by any county, in investigating and prosecuting any charge of bribery or attempting to bribe any person holding office under the laws of this state, within such county, or of receiving bribes by any such person in said county, shall be a charge against the state, and their payment by the state shall be provided for by law.

    (c) The city of New York is hereby vested with power from time to time to abolish by local law, as defined by the legislature, the office of any county officer within the city other than judges, clerks of counties and district attorneys, and to assign any or all functions of such officers to city officers, courts or clerks of counties, and to prescribe the powers, duties, qualifications, number, mode of selection and removal, terms of office and compensation of the persons holding such offices and the employees therein, and to assign to city officers any powers or duties of clerks of counties not assigned by this constitution. The legislature shall not pass any law affecting any such matters in relation to such offices within the city of New York except on message from the governor declaring that an emergency exists and the concurrent action of two-thirds of the members of each house, except that existing laws regarding each such office shall continue in force, and may be amended or repealed by the legislature as heretofore, until the power herein granted to the city has been exercised with respect to that office. The provisions of article nine shall not prevent the legislature from passing general or special laws prescribing or affecting powers and duties of such city officers or such courts or clerks to whom or which functions of such county officers shall have been so assigned, in so far as such powers or duties embrace subjects not relating to property, affairs or government of such city.

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    ddd Says:

    It has been suggested that on Feb.28,2013 at the Albany protest a Constitutional Sheriff from NY deputize the protesters and arrest treasonous Governor Cuomo. I have called on my Sheriff to do so. If you live in NY please consider asking your County Sheriff to do the same.

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