An editorial in The Bulletin scolded Oregon sheriffs who have declared that they will not enforce federal fiats unconstitutionally limiting firearm ownership.

The Bulletin summed up its view with “Sheriffs need to enforce the laws, not interpret the Constitution.”

Iosif Dzhugashvili, who renamed himself “Steel” (Stalin), would agree. He and his fearfully compliant legislature repeatedly violated the Soviet constitution, which was, overall, a reasonable document.

A sheriff, like we Marines, takes an oath to obey the Constitution, not the government.

And don’t forget all those amoral officers and soldiers to the west of Stalin’s empire who parroted, “I was only obeying orders.”

Jack D. Daniels