Four Michigan sheriffs say they’ll refuse to enforce Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer draconian executive orders to limit the rights of residents.
Sheriffs Mike Borkovich, Ted Schendel, Ken Falk, and Kim Cole say Whitmer “has created a vague framework of emergency laws that only confuse Michigan citizens.”
“As a result, we will not have strict enforcement of these orders,” the sheriffs said. “We will deal with every case as an individual situation and apply common sense in assessing the apparent violation… We believe that we are the last line of defense in protecting your civil liberties.”
Whitmer’s executive order is without question, the most restrictive in the nation. She’s banned the sale of fruits, vegetable seeds, paint, and more. Although, she still allows the sale of lottery tickets, if you can wrap your head around that. Another tyrannical restriction involves a ban on travel between residences. So if you own a vacation home at the lake, you can’t access it. If you want to cross the street to your neighbor’s home, such activity is banned.
Yesterday, Michigan residents stormed the capitol in what’s likely to be the first of many large protests in the country.
The scene in Lansing right now as protests over @GovWhitmer‘s stay home order continue.
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) April 15, 2020
State Republicans issued a leeter of condemnation over Whitmer’s drastic overreach, saying, “Your latest order is far too restrictive and includes provisions that seem arbitrary and internally inconsistent… We believe there is a better approach.” Reps. Paul Mitchell, Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, and Jack Bergman signed the letter.
Joined my colleagues in sending a letter to @GovWhitmer to express our concerns w/ her most recent executive order. We believe amending this order can achieve our shared goal of protecting public health while also beginning the slow process of resuscitating our economy. #MI06 pic.twitter.com/nAEzd2AWqZ
— Fred Upton #StayHomeStaySafe (@RepFredUpton) April 14, 2020
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Author: Jim Satney
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