Here is an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Sheriff of the County. Sheriff Dean will be guest speaker at a luncheon presented by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation. This is an annual event and will take place this year on Friday January 30th at the Las Posas Country Club from 11:30 Am to 1:00 PM. Sheriff Dean is expected to do a year-end briefing on what has been done and what lies ahead for Ventura County law enforcement.
Many of you may be familiar with Sheriff Richard Mack’s project (www.sheriffmack.com) to build awareness that the county sheriff is our nation’s last line of defense against overuse of power by the federal government. Basing his stand on the Constitution, he contends that sheriffs answer directly to the citizens of their county and not to any other federal authority. Believe it or not, this was actually put to the test in Los Angeles exactly one year ago during a hearing by the Commission on jail violence. When then Sheriff Lee Baca was asked how he could be held accountable for his actions, he said, “Don’t elect me.” In the words of that Times editorial, “As the sheriff, he answers to the voters of his county—and to virtually no one else.”
So yes, the county sheriff is a big deal and more people should realize that when it comes time to elect one. Consider attending this luncheon and perhaps whispering sweet Libertarian somethings into his ear. Tickets for $40.00 may be purchased at www.VCSheriffsFoundation.org. For more information email Erin@VCSheriffsFoundation.org.