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March 2, 2016

'I Will Not Kneel' To Street Gangs, Black Activists Or Bureaucrats - Police Captain That Vowed To Take America Back, Resigns - 'A Matter Of Conscience'

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By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

Police Captain Clay Higgins, who recently made national headlines after vowing to "take America back," saying "We'd rather die on our feet than live on our knees," has resigned his position from St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office after his Sheriff, Bobby Guidroz, rather than backing Higgins' position,  asserted he would "reign" in the politically incorrect, but brutal honesty which earned Higgins the moniker of "Cajun John Wayne."

During Higgins' resignation statement he said "I begin each day, from bended knee.. But I kneel to our Savior.

I will not kneel, to violent street gangs... I will not kneel, to murderers... or the parents that raised them... I will not kneel, to a discredited wanna-be black activist, that doesn't really have the best interest of his people in mind, he just wants to make a profit... and I will not kneel, to bureaucrats or politicians, in Washington or Baton Rouge, who have forgotten why they wear a badge, and who they serve. 


Ladies and gentlemen, I would die, rather than sacrifice my principles. I would give my life, leave my wife a widow, and my children without a Daddy... Rather than kneel to the very forces of evil that I so long stood against. 

So, if I would sacrifice my life for my principles, surely you must understand, that I must sacrifice my job. "

The full transcript of Higgins' statement will be shown at the end of this article.




A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE

Higgins maintains that he turned in his badge as a "matter of conscience,"  because "Some horses just don't run well with bit in their mouth... I'm one of those horses. I don't do well... Reigned in."

We see so much corruption, a constant barrage of "bad cop" stories that it is noteworthy that when we report one which garners such support for a law enforcement officer across a broad spectrum as we saw with Stefan Stanford's original article about Higgins back on February 19, 2016, that we find it disheartening that an officer some referred to as "America's Toughest Cop," felt forced to make a choice of either resigning or betraying the oath he took as an officer of the law.

 Via the ANP comment section to a reader posting the video above, by PROUD_2B_American "This is why I quit.......At one time, I was surrounded by guys like this. In the last 10 years, I've seen them ALL RESIGN ........and nothing BUT replacements tarnishing the badge."

In a press release regarding Higgins resignation, Sheriff Guidroz denies that "bowing down to political correctness" influenced his decision to "reign" in Higgins, yet he admits openly that he attempted to muzzle the tough talking Higgins, by stating "I repeatedly told him to stop saying divisive, disrespectful, or demeaning things like 'You have no brain cells,' Knuckleheads', or 'Liars'," yet that type of censorship is exactly that... bowing down to political correctness by insisting the person talking "tone down" the truth.

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BOTTOM LINE

The truth is not always pretty nor politically correct, but when the voices of good are silenced.... only the voices of evil can be heard.

Perhaps that is something the residents of St. Landry Parish need to make clear to Sheriff Guidroz.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Contact Information

Phone: 337-948-6516 - Web Contact Form - Email: [email protected]

It is noteworthy that according to the St. Landry Parish Government Website, Sheriff Guidroz's term expires on 6/30/16. 

Transcript of Clay Higgins resignation statement below, followed by the original video of Capt. Clay Higgins of Abbeville offering a direct challenge to armed suspects which was shared over 14 million times in less than 48 hours.

 "I've asked you all here today, with a heavy heart, to advise of my resignation from the St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office.

I've met with the Sheriff, he has accepted my resignation. I was not forced to resign, the Sheriff did not ask for my resignation. Rather, I've turned in my badge as a matter of conscience. 

If I may, for just a moment, I'd like to explain.I begin each day, from bended knee.. But I kneel to our Savior.

I will not kneel, to violent street gangs... I will not kneel, to murderers... or the parents that raised them... I will not kneel, to a discredited wanna-be black activist, that doesn't really have the best interest of his people in mind, he just wants to make a profit... and I will not kneel, to bureaucrats or politicians, in Washington or Baton Rouge, who have forgotten why they wear a badge, and who they serve. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I would die, rather than sacrifice my principles. I would give my life, leave my wife a widow, and my children without a Daddy... Rather than kneel to the very forces of evil that I so long stood against. 

So, if I would sacrifice my life for my principles, surely you must understand, that I must sacrifice my job. 

It saddens me, that I feel compelled to do so, because I love my Sheriff, I admire my Sheriff... I respect him, he's a good man, with a good heart... Although I'd take a bullet for my Sheriff, although I'd stand with him against any peril... I cannot abide by his current orders. I'm sorry, but I just can't.

Paul told us in Corinthians, to place not your faith in the wisdom of man... but in the spirit and power of God. 

I haven't always been the man that stands before you today. I've spent the last 15 years of my life, struggling to become a better man. 

I will not go back. I will not retreat. I will not step away from the path the Lord has prepared for me. I will not succumb to the powers of darkness that I've encouraged the world to stand up against. I will be the man, that our Lord intends for me to be....... No matter the cost. 

I'd like to speak for a moment, about the badge that I turned in today. All of us, that wear badges, begin our jobs with an oath. A sacred oath, sworn by generations of courageous Americans before us. But that oath, that allegiance, is not to a Sheriff, it's not to a Chief... It's to the constitutional principles that our badge represents. It's to the people, that we've sworn to serve and protect. It's to an American nation, that hungers for truth, and justice... strength, and compassion. It's to a world torn asunder by forces that men like me have sworn by our own life's blood to defeat... as we stand as one, against the very gates of Hell.

If I were to continue to wear the badge I resign from today, and to work within the parameters that I've been commanded... I would tarnish that badge. I would violate the principles that it represents... and I just can't do that.

Many of you know, the way I grew up... we raised and trained horses. There's a saying, amongst equestrians, and Cowboys... Some horses just don't run well with bit in their mouth... I'm one of those horses. I don't do well... Reigned in.

Which is exactly what my a Sheriff said he intended to do. So, although I love and respect my Sheriff... I must resign. Because as a soldier, if I cannot conscientiously carry out my assigned orders... Then I must resign my post. 

It has been my great honor, to serve with the men and women of the St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office. It has been my great privilege, to serve, the citizens of St. Landry Parish... The home, that has adopted me, as I've adopted it. 

My future is bright, because the path I'm on, is illuminated by Gods light... and by his grace, I'll move forward. 

My endeavor, with Captain Higgins Gear, the non-profit I've established to build a homeless shelter in our parish, will move forward. 

I will continue to be a cop, I've got many options... And I will prayerfully reflect upon the choices I'll make over these next few weeks. 

In closing, I make this promise, to the citizens of St. Landry Parish... The badge I turned in today, doesn't belong to my Sheriff... It belongs to you... The people, my fellow children of God of every creed and color... And it's to you, the people, that I promise this day...... If it be Gods will... I will wear your badge again... ... And it will shine."


Video below from February 18, 2016 - Americas Toughest Cop Captain Clay Higgins




Below is the extended version of Higgin's press conference where at about the middle he conducts a question and answer session with reporters. The video audio is low so in order to hear it we suggest you raise your volume to high.




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