Sheriff Rejects Democrat Governor’s Lockdown Order: ‘I Took an Oath’
Order blasted for infringing on Constitutional rights of American citizens
Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling of Wisconsin pushed back against Governor Tony Evers lockdown order branding it "unconstitutional."
The order dubbed the “Safer at Home” order, has been blasted for suspending the Constitutional rights of American citizens.
Sheriff Schmaling in a statement:
“Wisconsin law gives the Governor and the Wisconsin DHS the authority to develop emergency measures and enforce rules and orders to protect the public during a health crisis."
“However, state law does not have the power to supersede or suspend the Constitutional rights of American citizens," WISN 12 News reported.
The governor extended the order from April 25 to May 26.
“I urge the Wisconsin DHS to develop a workable plan that balances the safety of our citizens while at the same time acknowledging the fact that there is a way for business to operate even during the current health situation,” Schmaling continued.
“I have all the confidence in Racine County business owners that they can make the appropriate adjustments in the way they operate during this difficult time to accommodate for the safety of their employees and guests.”
“The overreaching measures taken by State government will have dire lifetime consequences for businesses, homeowners, and families. I took an oath to uphold the constitutional rights of our citizens, and I can not in good faith participate in the destruction of Racine County businesses or interfere in the freedoms granted to all of us by our Constitution,” Schmaling’s statement added.
“Wisconsin law gives the authority and the responsibility for investigating and enforcing public health violations to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local health departments,” he said.
“We will leave the enforcement of public health orders to the health department experts.”
“It is important that we stay focused on our obligations and responsibilities to those areas of the law that we are charged with enforcing,” the statement continued.
“We have and will continue to concentrate our resources and efforts at keeping our roads safe and protecting our citizens from criminal activity.”
“COVID-19 isn’t going to go away any time soon. I strongly encourage all of us to start thinking of our new ‘normal’ way of doing business,” Schmaling added.
“Let’s get Racine County back on its feet again and move ahead. I understand the seriousness of the current health situation, and I urge all Racine County citizens to continue to be responsible and to follow the social distancing, mask, and hygiene recommendations of the CDC and the Wisconsin DHS."
"Let’s continue to look out for our neighbors and those less fortunate around us. Brighter days are ahead.”
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But Schmaling isn’t the only one refusing to enforce the excessive lockdown.
As Neon Nettle reported last week, a group of Michigan sheriffs declared they would not strictly enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian stay-at-home order.
The sheriffs announced they would refuse to enforce Gov. Whitmer’s social-distancing restrictions.
“While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority,” the group said.
“She has created a vague framework of emergency laws that only confuse Michigan citizens,” the sheriffs added, according to Michigan Live.
On Saturday, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman (D) also blasted the shutdown demanding that "we must reopen" now.
Goodman called the shutdown "total insanity."
"This shutdown has become one of total insanity, in my opinion, for there is no backup of data as to why we are shut down from the start,” Goodman raged.