The countdown continues! We are less than two weeks away from the very first County Sheriff Project event, scheduled for January 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada. I will be the very first presentation on the schedule, and it is my job to teach the sheriffs about rights vs privileges in general, and the Bill of Rights in particular. The plan is to generate enthusiasm very early, and continue raising that enthusiasm until the end of the day. The schedule we have crafted is very likely to do just that.
This project already exemplifies the adage, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars." The original goal was to invite two hundred sheriffs and raise $200,000 to pay for their travel expenses. So far we have will be educating half of the sheriffs with a little more than half of the money. This is a huge accomplishment for the Free America Now organization that is supporting Sheriff Mack's idealistic plan. Countless hours of preparation have already been invested, and I suspect there were be a few sleepless nights between now and the closing ceremony.
The most exciting aspect of this project has been the unbridled enthusiasm expressed by many of the sheriffs who are planning to attend. My phone number was used as the contact reference in the eMail that was sent to all 3300+ sheriffs across the country, and I have been responding to dozens of requests for assistance. Some of the officers did express some hesitation about attending such a provacative gathering, however more than half stated that they were thrilled that someone finally put together exactly this type of gathering so they can coordinate with other like-minded Constitutional sheriffs. For those of you who are worried that everyone in government is aligned against us, it is time for you to change your perspective. I predict that the next gathering of sheriffs will draw between 500 and 1,000 officers from across the country, spurred by the highly positive testimonials that we will undoubtedly collect before the end of this event.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who contacted PayPal and theatened to cancel - or actually cancelled - their accounts with that organization. As you are probably aware, PayPal put a freeze on forty thousand dollars in Sheriff Mack's account that had been contributed to the Las Vegas event. It wasn't until Richard called regarding a problem transferring that money to his bank account that he was informed that the money was being withheld, apparently because Richard was not working as a 501-C3 charitable organization. It is easy to imagine that the powers that be were hoping to force us to cancel the event all together. Not likely! Richard immediately borrowed twenty thousand dollars to make sure the vent took place come hell or high water. Fortunately, enough supporters called to apply enough political presssure to motivate PayPal to release those funds without any legal wrangling. If you want to contribute to this effort, knowing that any excess money will be used for the next event, please send a check or money order to:
Constitutional Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association
112 Ridgewood Drive
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
For the moment, it appears that the movement toward Liberty is growing in force, and will soon be unstoppable. I will report on the results of the project soon after returning home from Vegas.