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Constitution Law

Maryland Sheriff Under Fire for Defending the Constitution!

A Maryland sheriff is in hot water for vocally stating his support for the Constitution and his promise to follow through on the vow he made when he became sheriff!

I know, it’s not often that people get mad when someone actually does what they say they will do… but that is exactly what is happening.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence wants the teaching certificate of Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis to be revoked. What exactly did the sheriff say to make the group so upset?

“As long as I’m the sheriff in this county, I will not allow the federal government to come in here and strip my citizens of their right to bear arms. I can tell you this, if they attempt to do that, it would be an all-out civil war, no question about it.”

Um… so basically they’re upset because he’s promising to do what he was elected to do?


This is what the coalition heard when the sheriff promised to hold the rights of the people sacred.

Ladd Everitt, the director of communications for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, had this to say about the comments. “When you employ violence against your government essentially to effect policy decisions, you are damaging the principle of political equality… That’s the behavior of a thug, not a citizen in a democracy,” he said.

Oh, that’s rich.

Someone tell Mr. Everitt that we don’t live in a democracy… we live in a republic.

Also, the sheriff simply stated that he would not abridge the Constitutional rights of his constituents simply because the federal government chose to pass illegal laws. That is a completely rational and sound decision for the chief law officer in a county to make! It’s exactly the reason that we ask every lawman and every soldier to make the very same commitment to our Constitution when they volunteer to serve us. We want to make sure that those given responsibility to use force in our name – serve us and not the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. or in the state capitol either.

Way to go Sheriff – keep up the good work.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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