They're 'Unconstitutional': Sheriffs Are Refusing to Enforce Stay-at-Home Orders

Source: Townhall.com - View Original Article
Published: May 03, 2020
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66% Liberal


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99% "As your elected Sheriff I will always put your constitutional rights above politics or popular opinion.""
93% "The impacts of COVID 19 no longer warrant the suspension of our constitutional rights.""
90% "As more data floods in week by week and day by day about this pandemic""
88% "I felt (Ducey) pushed me into a position where I needed to make our stance clear.""
87% "Sheriff Lamb, who has become a regular on A&E's Live PD, said he never intended to make his unspoken rule known, but the governor's ..."
86% "They took an oath to uphold the Constitution and are doing everything in their power to preserve and protect their constituents' rights.""
78% "I believe that social distancing and taking appropriate and proper steps to slow the spread of the virus and control its transmission is important, ..."
77% "Sheriff Raymond said he refuses to enforce Inslee's orders or guidelines that infringe on your constitutional rights, KOMO-TV reported.""

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99% : "As your elected Sheriff I will always put your constitutional rights above politics or popular opinion.
93% : The impacts of COVID 19 no longer warrant the suspension of our constitutional rights.
90% : Even though Mohave County is home to Lake Havasu City, one of the state's most popular tourist attractions, the sheriff believes people will be respectful of Ducey's orders.
90% : As more data floods in week by week and day by day about this pandemic
88% : "I felt (Ducey) pushed me into a position where I needed to make our stance clear."
87% : Sheriff Lamb, who has become a regular on A&E's "Live PD," said he never intended to make his "unspoken rule" known, but the governor's orders forced him to do so. "I think people want to know that we're going to support their constitutional rights," Lamb said.
86% : "I am worried about the economy and I am worried about Washingtonian's that need to make a living for their family.
86% : They took an oath to uphold the Constitution and are doing everything in their power to preserve and protect their constituents' rights.
78% : "I believe that social distancing and taking appropriate and proper steps to slow the spread of the virus and control its transmission is important," he wrote in a letter to his constituents.
77% : Sheriff Raymond said he refuses to enforce Inslee's orders or "guidelines that infringe on your constitutional rights," KOMO-TV reported.
73% : Schuster said if he received a complaint about a business, such as a restaurant being open, he would show up and encourage them to practice social distancing and other health care guidelines.
70% : I think it is clear that the 'models' have not been entirely accurate," he wrote in a post.
70% : We have the right to peaceably assemble," Fortney said.
69% : "I don't believe it is a crime to try and make a living."
67% : "We're here to support you.
66% : It really is similar to sheriffs who are bucking gun control laws across the nation.
65% : "Call me a coach," he said.
65% : Schuster said he has no desire to arrest people who are filling restaurant orders.
64% : Raymond - had similar sentiments.
63% : Governors across the nation have issued stay-at-home orders.
63% : Both Schuster and Lamb agreed to talk with residents about violating the governor's order but they would not arrest those who refuse to comply, Arizona Central reported.
59% : "We have the right to keep and bear arms.
57% : "My conscience will not allow me to arrest someone who is trying to make a living," he said.
56% : According to the Pinal County sheriff, the state's low number of Wuhan coronavirus deaths - 330 - no longer justified a stay-at-home order and keeping people from their livelihoods.
56% : He went on to say he believed Inslee's orders violated the Constitution.
55% : Two sheriffs in Washington State - Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney and Franklin County Sheriff J.D.
54% : Raymond made the case that residents can be adults and care for themselves.
53% : But what these governors are counting on is local police departments and sheriffs to enforce their orders.
51% : We want to see businesses get back to normal as quickly as possible."
44% : Many have extended them once or twice.
42% : "We'll get compliance," Schuster said.
35% : "Three hundred deaths is not a significant enough number to continue to ruin the economy," Lamb said.
30% : "While that is okay, we cannot continue down the same path we have been on if the government reaction does not fit the data or even worse, the same government reaction makes our situation worse.
26% : Some have even gone so far as to threaten to slap residents with fines.
26% : He even went so far as to say he would join a lawsuit challenging Ducey's order.
24% : Two Arizona Sheriffs - Doug Schuster of Mohave County and Mark Lamb of Pinal County - said they will not enforce Gov. Doug Ducey's (R) stay-at-home order.
23% : Sheriffs from around the country are standing up and refusing to enforce the orders because they believe them to be unconstitutional.
19% : "These businesses are not looking to butt heads with law enforcement or the state."
15% : We have the right to attend church service of any denomination.
13% : Sheriffs across the nation are standing up against laws they believe are unconstitutional.
10% : Fortney took to Facebook to explain why he thought Gov. Jay Inslee's (D) orders were wrong.

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