Sheriffs Push Back Against Power Hungry Democrats
As tyrannical Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer continued to force authoritative measures on the citizens of Michigan, four Michigan sheriffs declared that they would not enforce the governor’s executive orders.
Sheriffs Defy Orders
In a press release, Michigan Sheriffs Mike Borkovich, Ted Schendel, Ken Falk, and Kim Cole stated, “While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority” according to MLive.
The Constitutionally-aware sheriffs added, “As a result, we will not have strict enforcement of these orders. We 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.”
In each county, American citizens elect a sheriff to protect the rights of the citizen. Sheriffs take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, even if it entails going against State Governors and other government officials that violate citizens’ rights.
Citizens Respond in Force
On April 30, hundreds of Michigan protesters stormed the Michigan State capitol building as the state legislature debated whether to extend the state of emergency. These citizens demonstrated their desire to see an end to Governor Whitmer’s executive orders. Many entered the capital building with firearms to show their support of the 2nd Amendment.
I’m in Lansing Michigan where thousands of patriots have shown up in the cold and rain to defy stay-at-home orders and protest the totalitarian lockdown by @GovWhitmer.
1.5 million Michigan residents have lost their jobs on Whitmer’s orders. Whitmer is on Biden’s VP list.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 30, 2020
The liberal media voiced displeasure to the fact that many of these protesters were inside the capitol building. The left-leaning The Daily Beast mockingly calling these citizens, ‘Trump World Star’, an obvious reference to ‘World Star Hip Hop’, an internet site that glorifies violence. However, to the disdain of the left, it is legal in Michigan for individuals to carry open firearms, a right that is upheld by local sheriffs.
The protesters were very vocal as they chanted ‘Lock her up’ and ‘Heil Whitmer.’ Protester signs declared ‘Liberty or Death’, ‘You’re Killing Small Businesses’, and ‘Impeach Whitmer’. Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, a Trump supporter, even attended the rally entitled ‘American Patriot Rally.’ Previously, Michigan citizens voiced their displeasure by riding around the capital during “Operation Gridlock” on April 15.
In an effort to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus, Governor Whitmer has shown little restraint in implementing strict measures on Michigan citizens to the disdain of citizens and sheriffs. Besides shutting down many ‘nonessential businesses’, the governor has prohibited the sales of seeds and paint and disallowed residents’ ‘nonessential’ visits to neighbors, friends, or relatives. Whitimer’s strict ‘shelter-in-place’ orders are scheduled to end on May 15.
President Donald Trump has been a critic of Governor Whitmer’s actions regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. He responded positively to the protest. Trump responded that Whitmer should “see them, talk to them, make a deal.”
The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2020