Full Scale Revolt In Michigan: Sheriffs Tell Gov To Go Pound Sand & New Lawsuit Hits The Courts. The Protests Were Just The Beginning
The wheels are starting to come off for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and despite this, she continues to crack down on the people of Michigan. Four Sheriffs are pushing back and a new lawsuit has been filed in federal court.
Four Michigan county sheriffs has written the governor and informed her that they will not strictly enforce her draconian stay-at-home order referencing their oath to “uphold and defend the Michigan Constitution, as well as the U.S. Constitution, and to ensure that your God-given rights are not violated.”
Sheriffs from Manistee, Benzie, Leelanau, and Mason County all spoke out against Gov. “Half-Wit” strict stay at home order forbidding residents “nonessential” visits to neighbors, friends or relatives.
The sheriffs did recognize Whitmer’s attempt to protect the public however questioned “some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority.”
“She has created a vague framework of emergency laws that only confuse Michigan citizens,” they wrote, noting that they will not have “strict enforcement of these orders.” Rather, they will “deal with every case as an individual situation and apply common sense in assessing the apparent violation.”
“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 sheriffs wrote. “We believe that we are the last line of defense in protecting your civil liberties.”
Mason County Sheriff, Benzie County Sheriff, Manistee County Sheriff, and Leelanau County Sheriff say they will next strictly enforce @GovWhitmer‘s Executive Orders pic.twitter.com/CewjVToFDD
— Nick Ponton (@nick_ponton) April 15, 2020
It’s not just Sheriffs that are fighting back so are citizens.
Attorney David Helm is representing four Michigan residents in federal court and they are arguing that her aggressive stay at home order violates the Constitution.
“It’s taking a sledgehammer to an ant,” Helm told WJBK. “We believe it is over-broad and over-reaching. There is a way to do it appropriately without infringing on Constitutional rights like the governor has.”
“We are not arguing for political dissidence or any sort of protest. What we are saying, is that people have the right to associate with their friends and family. And that is being unjustly infringed,” he added.
It’s one thing to close businesses for a short term and ask people to wear masks, it’s another to make it unlawful to say hi to your neighbor.