In an interview with Hatewatch, Christopher displays ignorance and surprise about the duties of a county sheriff while unloading on Sussex “old boy network” out to connive with the state government to upend the Constitution.
He didn’t understand the job of Sussex County Sheriff when he took it:
“You think that I became a sheriff thinking that I have no power?” he asked Hatewatch. “I didn’t come in here thinking that I had no power of arrest.”
He thinks his divine duty, and his real job description involves protecting people from the State Police and FBI:
“The people fear a police state,” Christopher said. “When you erase the lines of sovereignty in the county, you open the door and basically deliver to the agenda itself the ability for the federal government to come in and basically take over.
He is convinced that that powers of the county sheriff supersede all other law enforcement officials:
If you have a sheriff that stands against tyranny in each of their counties, if he’s the chief law enforcement officer like he’s supposed to be, then he can block some of those enforcement efforts that the federal government or the state government mandates that may be unconstitutional. He can say no.”
Christopher believes that Sussex county’s government, the state government and the federal government have been radicalized, are acting capriciously and have no standing:
“The same thing that you fear out of the militia-type people is the same thing that I fear out of the good-old-boy network,” he said. “I see that we have an encroaching government that is making laws willy-nilly.”
The county sheriff is the last line of defense against illegitimate governments:
“You either have freedom or you don’t have freedom, and if you tolerate laws that are gonna close in on your face, and tell you when to breathe and when not to breathe, that’s not freedom, that’s tyranny. And that’s what I’m standing here to defend. I’m trying to close the door and make it a little more difficult for the federal government or the state government to reach in and be intrusive into our lives,” he said.
The Sheriff’s office is prepping for an all out showdown between good and evil:
“The people that don’t line up with this philosophy are the ones that think they’re safe from an intrusive federal government. If you think for one moment that the federal government would not try to run our lives in this country from Washington, D.C., you’re wrong. They’re going to do that. They’re going to run roughshod over top of us if we let this happen.”