Been saying this for awhile. Good to see another thread about it on Daily Paul.
Sheriffs because they are locally elected by the local citizens are not a standing army. This in stark contrast to an authoritarian top down approach of appointment. 'You'll get who will hold you down!' It's up to the local citizens to select a good one - "support your local sheriff" (which was also a movie title about a town sheriff btw). This system of electing your local law enforcement was the original one, and works for counties and towns. And peace officer is a much better name.
Sheriffs were also the ones that called together grand juries, and can also call a posse or deputize local citizens when they temporary need more help.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
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