In the grand tradition of the Old West, many of America’s sheriffs are making plans to stand up to the Obama Administration and defend the Constitution, should current trends lead to that pass.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association will be meeting May 31-June 1 in St. Charles, Missouri, for its Heartland of America conference.

Organizers of the conference say their members recognize that local sheriffs may be the last line of defense for citizens against federal overreach that violates the Constitution.

“We are going to train and vet them all, state by state, to understand and enforce the constitutionally protected rights of the people they serve, with an emphasis on state sovereignty and local autonomy,” said CSPOA Executive Director Sheriff Richard Mack. “Then these local governments will issue our new Declaration to the Federal Government regarding the abuses that we will no longer tolerate or accept. Said declaration will be enforced by our Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers. In short, the CSPOA will be the army to set our nation free.

That last sentence is important.

The Obama Administration since Day One has tried to paint conservatives and believers in the Constitution as some sort of threat to the country. Conservatives have known since the Man Who Would Be King first stepped into the Oval Office that we were being targeted by this Administration.

All along, our concerns about the Obama Administration’s illegal actions have been pooh-poohed by the media and the Left because Obama could do no wrong.

But the current spate of scandals proves that we were right all along, and as this Administration continues to spin and evade, more and more people are coming to understand the depth of the villainy coming out of the Executive Branch.