Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Conversation with a Deputy Sheriff in Fremont County, Wyoming


Back in January of this year, I was walking west with my backpack on U.S. 26 in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming.  I was between Dubois and Togwotee Pass.  It may have been snowing.  I saw this pickup coming towards me, so I stuck out my thumb hoping that I would get a ride.  As the pickup came closer, I noticed the lights on top of the cab and realized it was a sheriff's vehicle.  (I usually don't stick my thumb out when a highway patrol or a sheriff drives by because hitchhiking is illegal in Wyoming)

The pickup slowed down, the red lights on top went on and the pickup stopped.  A deputy sheriff climbed out of the cab and he looked very irate.

He walked up to me and started yelling at me (these may not be the exact words), "I have warned you several times NOT to hitchhike because hitchhiking is illegal in Wyoming!"

I answered very calmly, "I'm just obeying the Lord."

Then the deputy sheriff really lost it and started yelling and screaming even louder, "Hitchhiking is against the law!"

I listened to him speak for a few moments and then I said again, "I'm just obeying the Lord."  (In the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established--but I don't think this did any good here)

The deputy sheriff again started yelling and screaming at me and said, "Hitchhiking is against the law!  If I see you soliciting a ride again, I'm going to take you to the jail in Lander and they will charge you with a seventy-dollar fine!"

There was a snowplow that had come up behind the deputy sheriff's pickup and stopped.

I then said, "I'll just keep on walking and get out of the way of the snowplow."

I headed west and the deputy sheriff got in his pickup and drove off.

In the state of Wyoming, it is illegal to hitchhike, but it is NOT illegal to murder a preborn human baby (the biggest misogynists in this country are people who murder preborn baby girls) courtesy of a 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade.  There is a doctor in Jackson, Wyoming [Brent Blue] who kills preborn human babies for a price (sounds like a bounty hunter or a hit man).

If you live in Wyoming, remember:  harass hitchhikers, save the wolves and murder preborn human babies.

THIS IS A PERVERSE GENERATION!

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11 comments:

  1. It's ridiculous! So many contradictions in this pathetic world. You can be charged with murder if you shoot and wound a woman and her baby dies but if you choose to take the life of a baby by abortion it is legal and not considered murder!
    Oh Lord help us!

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  2. Sarah: Time and time again as I have hitchhiked in Wyoming, I would ask the Lord why He wants me to hitchhike in a state where it is illegal to hitchhike. The best answer I have ever got is that it is HIS will for me to hitchhike--this Scripture comes to mind: "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof."

    It was unlawful for Jesus to go through the wheat field and eat kernels of wheat on the Sabbath; it was unlawful for Jesus to heal on the Sabbath; it is illegal to hitchhike in Wyoming--these are all extremely ridiculous. But it is normal for a student to attend Georgetown Law School and expect an insurance company to pay for contraception because that student enjoys fornicating (she probably believes that she is entitled to fornicate and entitled for an insurance company to pay for contraception--and, of course, if she gets pregnant, the insurance company will pay for her abortion--how convenient).

    So what is the moral of this story? Because we live is such a perverted country, if I ever get put in jail for hitchhiking in Wyoming, should I hire a slutty lawyer who attended Georgetown Law School to get me out of jail? It just makes sense.

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  3. LOL- good one-- what a twisted and pathetic nation and people...

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  4. i would not describe the incident as a contradiction. in fact a very good argument could be made that by hitchhiking in the State of Wyoming where hitchhiking was illegal that you were not acting in accordance to the Will of God.

    the law against hitchhiking may seem ridiculous in comparison to the laws of abortion but that is only based upon the gravity of the two acts not the righteousness of them.

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  5. Griper: There are bad laws and there are ridiculous laws. Making hitchhiking illegal in Wyoming is ridiculous. Making hitchhiking illegal on a busy freeway in a major city probably makes sense (you can still hitchhike on the on-ramp).

    I hitchhike because it is the will of God. Of course, this statement is subjective because I am hearing from God. For people who don't believe in God or hear from God, my obeying the Lord (and hitchhiking) probably sounds crazy.

    Jesus was called crazy (Mark 3: 21: "When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, 'He is out of his mind.'" NIV) and John the Baptist was called crazy (Luke 7: 33: "For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He HATH A DEVIL."). I must be in good company; I am not conformed to the world system.

    "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." (Psalm 24: 1)

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  6. Tim,
    you make my point for me. there is a difference between ridiculous laws and bad laws. it could be argued that it is "bad" laws that go against the will of God not ridiculous laws.in fact an argument could be made that Jesus, himself, revealed "bad" laws when the Rabbi's complained of his performing miracles on the Sabbath.

    ridiculous laws are just plain silly laws but it doesn't make them bad laws nor does it mean that by complying with them we are going against the Will of God which is essentially what you are implicitly saying.
    and if you reread my comment i never denied the possibility that hitchhiking was in accordance to the will of God. I only declared that a good argument could be made that the two would not be incompatable under these circumstances.

    in fact, i'd say that within yourself you'd agree because you acknowledge that under the circumstances you describe you admit you do not usually present yourself as a hitchhiker through the State but only as a person walking through the State of Wyoming.

    and this is from a person who probably understands what you are doing better than most because i spent a better part of my youth doing exactly what you are doing now, hitchhiking around the country.

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  7. Hey Tim, besides the fact of being led by the Holy Spirit which I believe you've been, I think this website sums it up:

    http://libertyforlife.com/religion/bl-obeying_the_authority_government.html

    Quote: "Christians tend to misunderstand the teaching and instruction found in the Bible regarding obeying authority - emphasis added to illustrate essence:

    HEB 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.

    RO 13:1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. [2] Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. [3] For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. [4] For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. [5] Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

    RO 13:6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. [7] Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

    Christians often take the above verses as instruction from God to obey everything anyone in 'authority' attempts to enforce on them. However, there is no such instruction to obey what is wrong or unrighteous. To the contrary the Bible is full of instruction and examples of standing against 'authority' that is in the wrong. What after all, is authority? If someone in a government position is a law breaker they stand in their position and act without the authority of the law. For it is the law which gives the power to authority. And when people make so-called laws that violate the core law, then those so-called laws are lawless, they are void and the person in government attempting to enforce them does so without authority.

    JN 2:13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. [14] In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. [15] So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. [16] To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!"

    AC 5:27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. [28] "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's blood."
    AC 5:29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!

    AC 4:18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. [19] But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God. [20] For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."

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  8. Randy, thanks a lot. A lot of great stuff in your comment. The bottom line for me is that I have to obey God. It is better to obey God than to obey man.

    When the deputy sheriff was yelling and screaming at me like a jackass, I didn't yell and scream back at him. I just said, "I'm just obeying the Lord." Maybe because of that incident, the Lord is showing me that I won't be hitchhiking through Fremont County, Wyoming anymore. Maybe it is like taking the boots off of my feet and shaking the dust off of my boots as a testimony against Fremont County.

    Hitchhiking is such a horrible, unlawful, offensive, criminal act, isn't it?

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  9. The Spirit told me to turn around and pick you up on the edge of Idaho Falls Mon.Aug 3rd 2015. We shared an hour together ... Is it better to obey God or man....? Keep on keeping on Tim... The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways. Kelly

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  10. Kelly: Thanks again for the ride from Idaho Falls to Victor. I enjoyed talking with you. I stayed in Jackson, WY for two nights and then headed north into Montana. Right now I am in Helena, MT. Take care.

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