Spreading the Message of Freedom – One Sheriff at a TimeIn Uncategorized on May 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm
Liberty Rider, Michael Maresco, on his historic “Ride For Honesty” coast-to-coast bicycle journey, made his way through Southeastern Pennsylvania on Memorial Day. Michael is a man on a mission. Concerned about our nation’s obvious departure from the Constitution, the supreme law of the land, he has set out to educate, awaken, and touch the hearts and minds of as many people as he can. As he traverses this great nation of ours, his message is simple, and clear, our Federal government has grown too big, and too powerful. Continually and ever increasingly, intruding on, and usurping the rights of individuals; and overriding and undermining the power and authority delegated to the states. Michael is not alone in his belief, now, no less than 35 states have introduced state sovereignty legislation invoking the 10th amendment.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. — U.S. Constitution, Tenth Amendment
Pedaling from county to county, he is reaching out to the highest elected Constitutional authority in the county, the County Sheriff. In all 94 counties that he passes through, the Liberty Rider will be gifting each Sheriff with Sheriff Richard Mack’s book, “The County Sheriff – America’s Last Hope“, as well as, other educational material detailing our country’s plight, and what must be done to re-chart our course and restore limited Constitutional government.
I had the brief, but unique pleasure, of riding about 20 miles with Michael as he set out on Monday morning. Our first stop was a photo-op at the State House in Trenton, then on to PA. We had beautiful weather and spirited conversation as we made our way northwest towards our destination, Warwick County Park, in Chester County, PA.
The day’s ride culminated in a cookout sponsored by the Campaign For Liberty’s members from central and southeastern Pennsylvania. The Campaign for Liberty is a grass roots organization dedicated to restoring limited Constitutional governement, through educational and political activity.
Our guest of honor, Michael Maresco was greeted at the picnic by Chester County Sheriff, Carolyn Bunny Welsh, the only female sheriff in the commonwealth. Sheriff Welsh and her Deputy, Harry McKinney, accepted Michael’ s educational materials and discussed his historic trek. They candidly shared their concerns that echo ours, regarding the dangers from within, that confront us as a nation. There is an urgent need for people to understand the role, and scope of authority of the County Sheriff; the true intent of the founders; the meaning of the Constitution; and the privileges and power that “We the People” have granted to the federal government, not the other way around.
To all that participated (especially my wife, Eileen), thank you and God bless. Read your Constitutions. And when you are feeling like the chips are down, and that the cards are stacked against you, remember Michael’s mantra “pedal, pedal”…Good luck and God speed.