“The Tuesday, June 10, primary will decide the election of York County sheriff as three Democrats but no Republicans are vying to replace Sheriff Maurice Ouellette, who is retiring this year.
Chief Deputy Sheriff William King Jr. of Saco, South Berwick Police Chief Dana P. Lajoie of Berwick, and former sheriff’s deputy Paul Main of Alfred are running to oversee operations of the York County Jail.
William King, the current chief deputy at the York County Sheriff’s Department, was appointed by Ouellette in 2010 as acting chief deputy and then appointed to the position permanently in 2013. He has the backing of Ouellette, who has endorsed his deputy for the position.” Read more HERE.
These “three candidates for sheriff are pointing to the pasts of one another – and defending their own – in a race that all agree has gotten unseemly. Retiring York County Sheriff Maurice Ouellette said he has been disappointed by the tone of the campaign there, especially because voters are choosing candidates for a law enforcement post, not a political one. He said it’s demeaning to the office of the sheriff and “that’s what I object to.”” Read more HERE.
The “tactics” used to mar the “race”, the candidates claims of credentials, qualifications, abilities, education, experience and Sheriff Ouellette’s comments reveal that none of the above understand the duties, obligations and responsibilities of the sheriff, nor do they understand their sworn oath to the constitution of Maine.
“”The office of sheriff has a long and noble history. It dates back over a thousand years and originated in England. The sheriff is the only elected law enforcement official in America. He is the last line of defense for his citizens. He is the people’s protector. He is the keeper of the peace, he is the guardian of liberty and the protector of rights. A vast majority of sheriffs will agree with all of this until they are asked to apply these principles of protection to federal criminals. Their back peddling and excuses will be more plentiful than radar tickets and louder than sirens at doughnut time. Most of the unbelievers, who themselves have taken a solemn oath to “uphold and defend” the U S Constitution, will passionately and even apologetically exclaim that they have no authority or jurisdiction to tell federal agents to do anything, let alone stop them from victimizing local citizens. The truth and stark reality is that it’s just the opposite; the sheriff has ultimate authority and law enforcement power within his jurisdiction. He is to protect and defend his citizens from all enemies, both “foreign and domestic.” Sheriff Richard Mack
Exposure is the name of the game.
The original Constitution of the State of Maine (1820) states in part in Article V, Part First, Executive Power, Section 8: “He [Governor] shall nominate, and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint all judicial officers, the Attorney General (emphasis is mine), the Sheriffs, Coroners, Registers of Probate and Notaries Public……….” click here.
This is an Executive Department function ONLY. All of this belongs in this department.
State of Maine 1855 Resolve, read more HERE.
(View 1855 Resolve, click here.) Here is what the 1855 resolve states in part: The sheriffs, judges of probate, and registers of probate (no more land agents) became elected by the people which expanded the powers of the people unlawfully. That is an Executive department function ONLY (see Article V, Section 8 in the original constitution).
“Overall, what the 1855 resolve accomplished was to “weaken” the Executive department, and in 1976 it was further weaken it with the elimination of the Executive Council.
This 1855 resolve also removed the ability of the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council, to nominate and appoint their own Sheriffs who are also “field persons” who go out into the “terrain” called counties and execute the laws of the state. This repugnant 1855 resolve allowed the Sheriffs to be elected by the people (electors).
All fraud and treason.
How can the electors know who are the best persons to do the job of a Sheriff? They don’t. That is the job of the Governor and the Council to select the best qualified persons in order to execute the laws of the state.
In essence, this 1855 resolve “did a number” on the Executive department by removing the ability of the said department to choose their own Attorney General and their own Sheriffs who are the “field persons” to do the best job possible in order to execute the laws.”
It’s time for the Governor, the Legislators and the people on this state to wake up! It’s time for the Governor to take immediate action…he has the help of knowledgeable people…and restore our constitutional republic. Failure to do so will only make matters worse….especially with Federal agents “on the scene.”
Research – Courtesy of Lise from Maine. Lise’s new book “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?” has been published!
Related: York County (ME) Sheriff’s Race: Is William “Bill” King The Federal Trojan Horse? Click here.
The County Sheriff:The Ultimate Check & Balance, click here.
Local sheriffs are last defense, click here.