Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack: Greatest Threat is not Terrorists, It is the Federal Government

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Former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, Richard Mack, will be a featured speaker at the Spring 2011 Constitution Party national meeting in Pennsylvania.  In a statement by Mack reproduced at the Constitution Party discussion forum, Mack argues that “the greatest threat we face today is not terrorists; it is our own federal government.”  From the CP forum:

I’m Richard Mack, former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, and long-time crusader for freedom and individual rights. Right now, it is vital that we restore the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. The greatest threat we face today is not terrorists; it is our own federal government. If America is conquered or ruined it will be from within, not a foreign enemy.

In 1994 I filed a lawsuit challenging the Brady bill to stop the federal government from forcing another unfunded mandate down our throats. I won a decision at the US Supreme Court on the issue of States’ rights. This suit catapulted me to national attention, with television appearances on the Donahue Show, Good Morning America, Crossfire, Nightline, CNBC, and SHOWTIME’S the AMERICAN CANDIDATE. I’ve been on over 500 radio talk shows nationwide, ranging from G. Gordon Liddy and Charles Goyette to Derry Brownfield and Pat Buchanan. I have traveled the country extensively and I’ve seen first hand the horrible side effects from politicians who have replaced our Constitution with their own political agendas and party platforms.

Reportedly, Mack endorsed a number of Constitution Party candidates in the 2010 general election.

UPDATE from Gene Berkman in the comments: Richard Mack was the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate against Sen John Kyl in 2006. Sheriff Mack received more than 48,000 votes, a little over 3% as Kyl was re-elected with 53% of the vote.

8 thoughts on “Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack: Greatest Threat is not Terrorists, It is the Federal Government

  1. Gene Berkman

    Richard Mack was the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate against Sen John Kyl in 2006. Sheriff Mack received more than 48,000 votes, a little over 3% as Kyl was re-elected with 53% of the vote.

  2. John C Jackson

    Uh oh. They are going to lock him up! This type of talk is sign of a mental illness in need of involuntary commitment so this anti-government paranoia doesn’t result in another tragic shooting.

  3. John C Jackson

    This is the guy who was on that Presidential campaign reality tv show hosted by Montel Williams, isn’t it? He got a lot of hype from the LP during that time. Definitely came off as more of a right-wing conservative CP type to me- though I am a LP big-tenter ( seriously). Of course that quoted statement is right. States don’t have rights-though, and I’ve become increasingly less comfortable with the conservative “state’s rights” idea of libertarianism over the years.

  4. Gene Berkman

    “came off as more of a right-wing conservative CP type…” for sure. Before he took the offer to be the American Campaign reality show, he was running for Governor of Utah as the Libertarian Party candidate. In that race he was endorsed by the Constitution Party and the Independent American Party.

    I confirmed the endorsements by looking at the websites of the two right-wing parties, and they both listed Richard Mack (Libertarian) at the top of their tickets.

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  6. Cody Quirk

    I confirmed the endorsements by looking at the websites of the two right-wing parties, and they both listed Richard Mack (Libertarian) at the top of their tickets.

    = Though the Utah ‘IAP’ didn’t have ballot access and now they’re no more since most of their members left for the CP.

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