Democrat Governor Is Now Trying To Criminalize Work
Democrat Governor J.B Pritzker stay at home order expires the end of May, he also told CNN that residents in Illinois could be ordered to indefinitely need to wear masks and follow social distancing rules.
This week the Governor seized more power and warned small businesses that if they reopen their businesses without his approval he will throw them in jail. Pritzker proposed an emergency rule that would criminalize small business owners that would open their business too early. Any non-essential businesses that violate the stay-at-home order and reopen can charged with a class A misdemeanor and face up to a year in jail.
The proposed rule is being debated however local law enforcement around the state say they will not enforce the policy.
“We are not going to issue any citations in regard to the governor’s order. We are going to enforce the governor’s order. What I mean by enforcing the governor’s order. If we get the complaint. We’ll go there and educate the business on what could happen. If we’re sent there a second time, then we’ll do a report and send them to the appropriate agency,” Quincy Police Department Deputy Chief Shannon Pilkington said.
Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood said, “I’m not arresting anybody for trying to make a living opening their business. They still have bills to pay and the need income to pay those bills. I just don’t think it will be wise at this time trying to fine anyone.”
Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-North Aurora said that he will file a motion to defeat the rule.
“A single mom doing nails in her own home to try to feed her children and keep a roof over their heads would be subject to a substantial penalty, and even jail time,” Wheeler said.
If approved the rule would be in place for 150 days.