Although Sanders County has gone to non-partisan elections - this does not mean that candidates wishing to seek local offices cannot be supported by the party. NOW - more than ever, it is important that quality candidates be identified and supported. The SCRCC is an invaluable resource for office seekers - we are a strong network of dedicated individuals from every corner of the county.
Jan. 22, 2013
Please note: The News page has been updated with the Notice of County Central Committee Elections from Party Chairman Wil Deschamps.
Jan. 23, 2013
Please note: The following is Sanders County Sheriiff Tom Rummel's letter to the residents of the county on the Sheriff departments support of the Second Amendment within the county.
Ladies and Gentlemen of Sanders County,
By now you are all well aware of the grievous criminal event that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary. I am sure you are also aware of the proposed gun control rules and regulations the President is considering in the wake of this tragedy.
The intent of this letter is to clear up any doubts you, the law abiding citizens, may have on my stance on gun control and the Constitution. I have taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of United States and the state of Montana. Myself and my deputies take that responsibility very seriously. Our right to self defense is first and foremost God given. This right is then protected in both the United States and Montana State Constitutions.
My duty as Sheriff is to make sure you, the citizens, are protected from the criminal, whether that criminal come with a weapon, or a pen.
There is also a broader spectrum that needs to be considered. Once this line is crossed and the integrity of the Constitution has been compromised, where does this stop. Are our freedoms of speech, religion, press and assembly next to fall by the mere stroke of a pen.
I do believe history is replete with the consequences unarmed citizens have suffered at the hands of a despot. Heaven forbid that we as citizens of the greatest nation the world has ever known would suffer the same.
I, therefore want you to know that myself and my deputies will not enforce any federal regulations enacted by congress, or executive orders of the President circumventing the constitutional rights of the citizens of Sanders County. So help me God.
In your service,
Sanders County Sheriff