A question for the sheriff


To the Editor:

This is an open letter to Sheriff Michael A. McCormack of Dukes County.

As the chief law enforcement officer in Dukes County, you were required to take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Having taken that oath, I would like to know if you will honor your oath by refusing to enforce federal rules, regulations, and directives that violate the Constitution and/or the Bill of Rights.

The Second Amendment clearly proclaims that the people have a right to own guns, and in the Bill of Rights, the government is prohibited from infringing on the right of the people to own guns, if they choose to do so.

Your primary job is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the rights of the people that live in Dukes County. The Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government has no lawful jurisdiction in the counties and that when a sheriff chooses to enforce an unconstitutional directive, he is violating his Constitutional oath.

The people of Dukes County are the employer and you are the employee, and we expect you to represent us and not the federal government. As your employer, I would like to know if you are given an order that violates the Constitution, will you honor your oath or will you do as directed by the president of the United States?

John Halliday Bunker

Oak Bluffs