• Richard Mack

    Constitutional Sheriffs • Richard Mack advocates that the Sheriff is the highest constitutional executive authority in the county. Very few people realize that the Sheriff has the legitimate authority and power both to prevent federal agents from entering the county and to throw them out once they are there. The county sheriff is the line in the sand. The county sheriff is the one who can say to the feds, “Beyond these bounds you shall not pass.” This is not only within the scope of the sheriff’s authority, it’s the sheriff’s sworn duty.

    Richard Mack is a powerful and experienced speaker. A former sheriff, Richard is a strong advocate of states' rights and individual freedoms. Richard organized the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, CSPOA, an organization to unite sheriffs and police officers nationwide, who honor their oath to uphold and defend the constitutions of the United States and their own state. A tireless crusader for the Bill of Rights, Richard works with various groups to further individual rights. These groups include Gun Owners of America, the Libertarian Party, the Second Amendment Foundation, Presidential Candidates Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, and many others. Richard has been an inspiring guest speaker at numerous national events and has championed the rights of Americans everywhere.

  • Michael Badnarik

    Rights vs. Privileges • Understand How to Exercise Your Rights. What is a Right? What is a Privilege? To fully appreciate the Bill of Rights, you must understand the true definition of a right. Most people search for ways to limit the government's control over their lives because they assume (incorrectly) that the government has legitimate authority over us. We are born with unalienable rights; we, and our Constitution, grant government limited privileges. Once you realize that, you will feel empowered to exercise your rights again. This presentation will help you recognize and eliminate imagined limitations you may have placed on yourself.

    Speaking on the vital role of the Constitutional Sheriff, Michael Badnarik is a constitutional scholar, author, and teacher. A longtime political activist and privacy advocate, Michael was the Libertarian Party's nominee for President of the United States in 2004. He ran for Congress in Texas' District 10 in 2006, and now devotes his time to Lighting the Fires of Liberty, a lecture and eight-hour class on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. His book, Good to be King,is used as the textbook for that class. He is determined to direct and change the course of American politics toward world peace.

  • Carl Wimmer

    Sheriffs and State Sovereignty • Carl Wimmer served on the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee where he led the movement to defeat the ban on legal concealed weapons at the University of Utah. He sponsored legislation to increase penalties for Utah citizens convicted of drive-by shootings, which required these crimes be prosecuted as aggravated assault and allowed prosecutors to simultaneously pursue felony charges for illegal discharge of a firearm. He’s a co-founder of The Patrick Henry Caucus, the state sovereignty group affiliated with legislators and grassroots activists nationwide committed to restore the balance of power between states and the federal government. He lives in Herriman, Utah with his wife Sherry, and their three children.

    Introducing the Constitutional Sheriff’s session, Carl Wimmer is a police officer for the West Valley City and South Jordan City Police Departments. Member: the American Center for Law and Justice; lifetime member of the NRA; awarded a Police Star - 2006, South Jordan Officer of the Year - 2001, Outstanding Service Award - 2004. In 2006, he won Utah's 52nd House District; was re-elected in 2008 and 2010. He’s the first legislator in the nation to introduce a state constitutional amendment that mandated union organizing by secret ballot - a direct response to federal card check legislation. A national board member of Pass the Balanced Budget Amendment, he’s also the Chairman of the Utah Family Action Council.

  • Fred K. Grant

    Sheriff - Protector of Citizens' Rights • The sheriff’s historic role is to protect public health and safety—powers retained for local governments by the Tenth Amendment. But there is a nationwide effort by special interest groups to downgrade the sheriff to the role of process server and keeper of the jail. Such downgrades deny the people access to federal lands and water rights. Other local officials cannot exercise the powers of a sheriff. This travesty will continue only as long as sheriffs allow it. Strong sheriffs block the federal power grab. Many sheriffs in the Pacific Northwest have taken strong steps to reclaim their rightful authority. They now stand tall to protect their citizens’ rights. Any sheriff can follow suit. This session details the process these courageous Sheriffs used to protect the peoples’ rights. Citizens will learn how to support their sheriff to take his stand.

    Fred K. Grant has a College of Idaho B.A. in History and a JD from the University of Chicago School of Law. He completed post graduate studies in law enforcement at the University of Southern California and in international sovereignty for professors Soia Mentschikoff and Kenneth Dam. Fred clerked for Chief Judge Frederick W. Brune, Maryland Court of Appeals, famed as the author of the report of Council of Chief Justices highly critical of the Warren Supreme Court for its usurpation of Tenth Amendment powers. For over twenty five years, Fred has developed a “coordination” process to provide meaningful leverage to local governments to use in their interactions with federal and state agencies. He’s been Assistant United States Attorney, Baltimore State’s Attorney Chief of Organized Crime; counsel to Idaho Governors Andrus and Evans; hearing officer in county land use cases.