Maine’s Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols has a strong message for the Governor of Maine, Janet Mills, who issued “stay-at-home” orders with threats of police punishment if not followed. Sheriff Nichols issued a statement on the Franklin County Facebook page saying in no uncertain terms he will not follow the unconstitutional order.
“We will not be setting up a Police State. PERIOD,” he wrote. “The Sheriff’s Office will not purposefully go out and stop vehicles because they are on the road or stop and ask why people are out and about. To do so puts our officers at risk. This is not Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia where you are asked for your papers!”
The sheriff’s announcement comes as a welcome sign to Americans who… [click here for the rest of the story]
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem held a press conference on COVID-19 wherein she stated:
“Our constitution ensures the citizen’s right is protected… I took an oath to uphold these constitutions… The people themselves are primarily responsible for their safety. They are the ones that are entrusted with expansive freedoms. They’re free to exercise their rights to work, to worship, and to play. Or to even stay home or to conduct social distancing. Since the middle of February I’ve been very clear that people need to take personal responsibility for their health and the well-being of their families.”
Wow – what a novel thought – “…people need to take personal responsibility for their health and the well-being of their families.”
A sheriff and a governor not drinking the kool-aid.