90 Miles From Tyranny : Michigan Sheriffs Will NOT Strictly Enforce Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order

Friday, April 17, 2020

Michigan Sheriffs Will NOT Strictly Enforce Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order

A group of Michigan sheriffs have declared that they will not strictly enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian stay-at-home order.

“While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority,” Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich, Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel, Manistee County Sheriff Ken Falk and Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said in a joint press release.

“She has created a vague framework of emergency laws that only confuse Michigan citizens,” the sheriffs said.

Foxnews.com reports: The sheriffs said that, instead of stringent enforcement, they “will deal with every case as an individual situation and apply common sense.”

They added that they had taken an oath to protect the “God-given rights” of the Michigan and U.S. constitutions. “We believe that we are the last line of defense in protecting your civil liberties,” the release stated.

The sheriffs noted that their focus should be on reopening their counties and getting people back to work, but added that CDC guidelines such as social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks should be followed.

Whitmer enacted a stay-at-home order March 24. It was originally set to expire April 13 before being extended to April 30. Over the weekend Whitmer announced an expansion of her order, which among other things prohibits residents from visiting family or friends with the exception of providing care, bans public or private gatherings of any size or family ties, and places restrictions on what essential businesses which remain open may sell.

Whitmer – who had to issue clarifications to her orders, most notably when someone tweeted a picture from Walmart saying that children’s car seats were “non-essential” items – has so far remained steady in her resolve that Michigan needs to stick to strict stay-at-home measures in...

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  1. Will they bother to actually honor their very oaths of office to the Constitution and arrest her for her treason? I thought not...

    1. I think they can't arrest her. The took an oath but they also have an area they can legally operate in.

      Them arresting her would likely be as much an over reach as what she did.


    2. And sheriffs have jurisdiction over ALL of the state. Wherever she is in the state, there is a sheriff who could arrest her if he had any honor.

  2. Lord F%&kwad, er, Fahrquad, indeed!

  3. The sheriff of the county containing Lansing would be the one to do it. I have my doubts.


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