Greetings, I am Jeff Christopher your duly elected Sheriff for Sussex County Delaware. You will note that I said elected. What is the difference you ask?. I serve you! directly! and not county council or some bureaucrat. That is how it was designed so you, the people, have the say. This goes back to the beginning of this country and the founding fathers who created a system of government that works for the people and NOT against the people. We are a republic and the people must remain in control of the government, like a dog in control of his tail or we shall suffer a worse fate than death itself. We have allowed the system to be corrupted and we are passing on to our children a way that will surely re-enslave them. What then do we do? Well I, like so many others became involved because I saw what many see and only get to talk about it. I figured I could change this broken system. Boy was I in for a surprise.I am an ambitious, people oriented, person and I figured, I can do this. When I became Sheriff, I heard some elected officials as well as those running for office here speak out words that should mean everything when it comes to freedom and democracy and service, as well as integrity and genuine good old fashioned Americana. I said to myself, those are the folks I want to know and trust and work with because they are like me. I found that some have quickly abandonment those values, like those others we so often say are liberal in their thinking and we condemn and judge them as though we practice the better agenda. HOGWASH! Why do these people forget the things they promised and the values they pledged to hold. It’s like their knowledge fades away and their memories become convoluted. Officials who stand right in front of you and say Jeff,” I believe in what you are doing and I stand with you”, I understand your struggle, just hang in there buddy and you will prevail, the very same who has sponsored this bill. What happened to those persons who claimed the same values? What of those they serve, the constituent? Ever have one lie to your face? Now I know how you feel. I say, there is NO wonder that our country is dying! Because there are those who are willing to go along to get along and NOT stand their ground as they promised. Thank you God for the brave soldiers who did not and do not abandon their post. Why is this happening with our local politicians? Is this just to safe face or bring about favor? or to receive favor? to covet a certain group or entity here in Sussex?. It is said you cannot serve two masters at anytime, because you will abandon one if you serve the other. I have witnessed in Sussex County for whatever reason they may have, these people stoop to these lows and I wonder what is in their mind when I call them on these things. What will their next move be, will they be angered like most and try to defend the wrong they know they have done in their heart or will they search themselves and ask, have I too become this way and do other see this in me. I call upon the people of Sussex County and The State Of Delaware to say NO MORE of this! Hold them, whom you have entrusted to account. If they dare do as they have done this week or any week and create or promote law(s) that are in the face of the people as wrong and intentionally arrogant to serve special interest or to do political favor at the cost of the freedom of the people, then remind them of their promise and how you will resend your trust and abandon them as they have abandoned you. Guard your Constitutional Rights, say NO to this HB 290 as it is simply an attack upon your elected Sheriff who stands to protect your rights in a system where Sheriffs were put there for that purpose. If you don’t believe me, read it for yourself, check out things like you tube and search for “powers of the sheriff” or countysheriffproject.org. Look for yourself folks!, before you come to conclusions. This is not about Jeff Christopher, but about the freedoms we have that are being attacked everyday in this country and today it has arrived in Sussex County Delaware. Watch the news how our federal government is attacking one of the most popular Sheriffs of our day because he wants to draw the line and protect his county as he swore to do from drugs and prostitution and other illicit activity that illegal immigration brings to his county and our country. Remember our elected officials in Sussex County also swore to protect and defend the US and Delaware Constitution, yet it seems they have abandoned it, please hold them accountable. God Bless Us here in Sussex County. Thank you! Your Sheriff Jeff Christopher.