The Constitution for the United States of America
Section 8 - Paragraph 15
To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions:
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union,
This is a very interesting provision. At the time this provision was written the Militia consisted of every able bodied man over the age of 16 in each and every State. In today's society it could logically include all women over the age of 16. Because of the way the Militia is organized it is the Army of the People and thereby functions as an arm of the Common Law. Even though the People granted the Legislature the power to call forth the Militia, it did not grant it the exclusive right to do so. The People also have the right to call forth the Militia in order to defend themselves, to cause the Laws of the Federal and State Constitutions to be enforced, and to further secure their God given unalienable rights.
suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
It is very interesting to note that the Militia is empowered to suppress Insurrections. The Army cannot do that because the Army is precluded from taking any action against the People under the posse comitatus law.
These Latin words signify the power of the county.
The sheriff has authority under the common law, to call in the assistance of anyone that he may require.
There are some people who are exempt from the call. This includes people in poor health, or who lack understanding, minors under the age of fifteen years, women, and perhaps some others.
This means that the Posse Comitatus is nothing more than the Militia, and furthermore demonstrates that the elected County Sheriff has the power to call out the Militia when he needs them.
POSSE COMITATUS: The power or force of the County. The entire population of a county above the age of 15, which a Sheriff may summon to his assistance in certain cases; as to aid him in keeping the peace, in pusuing and arresting felons, etc. - Black's Law Dictionary - 1st Edition.
How many times, in the old Western Movies, have you seen the sheriff assemble a posse made up of the town's people?
That's a Posse Comitatus, made up from a portion of the Milita. And - it functioned under the provisions of Common Law.
Just recently, a Federal Court in Wyoming ruled that the County Sheriff is the Supreme Law Enforcement Power in the County and all other law enforcement agents must clear their actions through the office of the Sheriff.
This just further verifies that the Sheriff, as the elected law enforcement officer of the People, is Supreme in his power because his power is granted by the People. It also confirms the Power of the People, and the truth behind our Common Law Principles.
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