Michigan Sheriffs Reject Governor’s Excessive Lockdown Order
Earlier this week, we reported on Democrat Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer’s asinine lockdowns, which included prohibitions against buying anything she considers “non-essential,” banning motor-boating, entering any residence that one doesn’t own, driving to a second house one may own, or standing less than six feet apart against someone (which carries a $1,000 fine). We also reported that on Wednesday, hundreds of cars and trucks went to the state capitol in protest of the governor’s edicts.
Now, it looks like the protesters and anyone against Whitmer’s draconian measures have friends in law enforcement.
According to the Daily Wire, a statement released by four sheriffs from northern Michigan counties said that they will not be enforcing some of Whitmer’s orders, due to the governor’s edicts’ excessive overstep of her executive authority.
As they report:
Sheriffs Mike Borkovich, Ted Schendel, Ken Falk, and Kim Cole announced their decision Wednesday, telling the public that they take their oath to the U.S. Constitution seriously and consider themselves the “last line of defense in protecting your civil liberties.”
“We write today to inform the public for our respective counties of our opposition to some of Governor Whitmer’s executive orders,” the press release reads, as reported by Michigan Live.
“While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority,” the sheriffs continued. “She has created a vague framework of emergency laws that only confuse Michigan citizens.”
Instead, the sheriffs “will deal with every case as an individual situation and apply common sense.”
“Each of us took an oath to uphold and defend the Michigan Constitution, as well as the US Constitution, and to ensure that your God given rights are not violated,” the statement reads. “We believe that we are the last line of defense in protecting your civil liberties.”
“Our focus needs to be on reopening our counties and getting people back to work. We also need to be aware that this virus is deadly and that we need to continue to practice social distancing, washing of hands, wearing of masks as well as other medically recommended measures,” they said.
“Together, as a community, we will overcome this pandemic, and as Americans, we will persevere and come out stronger than before. As sheriffs of your community we want you to know we have your back and will continue to serve the people who have entrusted us with your protection,” the statement concluded.
Thankfully, freedom and liberty still have support. Let’s hope this mentality reaches the rest of the country, wherever it’s needed.