Americans around the nation are growing tired of their governments telling them what to do, even if it’s in the name of safety.
In Michigan and Ohio this week, major protests erupted after State officials began implementing strict new “stay at home” guidelines in an effort to stave off the spread of coronavirus. The guidelines were seen as “draconian” to many, and soon Twitter was ablaze with complaints that shoppers were being kept from certain sections of stores on account of the “essential items” protocols put into place.
To make matters worse, some stores in Michigan were restricting access to their vegetable garden products on State’s orders, while Americans were simultaneously struggling to find fresh produce in grocery stores.
Now one American Sheriff has said that he won’t be enforcing any stay-at-home orders, believing that these new regulations fly in the face of the Constitution itself.
Wisconsin’s Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling indicated in a statement on Friday he will not enforce the state’s stay-at-home order, which Gov. Tony Evers (D) extended through May 26.
The sheriff provided an update to Racine County citizens on Friday, outlining his position on the enforcement of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) public health emergency order.
While Wisconsin law gives both the governor and Wisconsin DHS “the authority to develop emergency measures and enforce rules and order to protect the public during a health crisis,” Schmaling emphasized that state law “does not have the power to supersede or suspend the Constitutional rights of American citizens.”
The news comes just a day after President Donald Trump tweeted for several states to “liberate” themselves from their virus lockdowns.
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