As all schoolchildren know, the Firsteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads, "No law passed by the federal government may be enforced UNLESS it is cool with a bunch of sheriffs of rural counties." Leave it to the NObama administration to flagrantly ignore this Divine Right of Random Sheriffs to Decide About the Legality All Laws Based on Just Whatever Pops Into Their Heads.

The WSJ notes the important ongoing legal work of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, which amounts to a collection of dozens of county sheriffs publicly declaring that they won't enforce the Obama administration's new gun laws, should they pass. Because that's what good sheriffs do: unilaterally decide what is and is not constitutional, based upon their constitutional law degrees close reading of (Not to imply that that's all they do—they also pose for terrifying pictures in the WSJ.) Here's the group's rallying cry, from retired sheriff and Martian legal scholar Richard Mack:

Mack to Obama, "you have no authority to tell me what kind of gun I can own, how big of a clip I can own, or even that I have to go through your stupid background checks. I'll own whatever kind of gun I want, and it's NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS!"

The U.S. president has no power to sign laws that would regulate the behavior of sheriffs. That is what the U.S. Constitution says. Look it up Take our word for it.

[WSJ. Pic via]