COVID-19 cannot kill the spirit of American defiance in the face of government orders that Americans believe to be unjust.
Recently the Governor of Maine, Janet Mills, issued "stay-at-home" orders with actual threats of police punishment if not obeyed.
Maine's Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols saw a serious issue with this, and he is sending a strong message to Governor Mills about her unconstitutional order.
"We will not be setting up a Police State. PERIOD," he wrote. "The Sheriff’s Office will not purposefully go out and stop vehicles because they are on the road or stop and ask why people are out and about. To do so puts our officers at risk. This is not Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia where you are asked for your papers!"
The sheriff's message has been well received by many Americans who have been watching citizens get arrested for inane things like praying outside, trying to drive to work, or playing in an open field with a child.
Somebody has to take a stand against these unconstitutional orders being dished out by the government.
Despite what the Governor of Maine threatened, Sheriff Nichols made it crystal clear that he will only arrest citizens who are actually breaking the law, and nothing else.
It's refreshing to see a sheriff come forward and stand up against unconstitutional executive overreach. Frankly I'm surprised it's taken this long for one to do so. Sheriffs in America hold great power, and I'd urge them to speak with Sheriff Nichols to learn more about the limits of their offices.
I encourage all of you to read Sheriff Nichol's powerful decree:
During this time you may also want to call your local sheriff's office and see where they stand on this very important issue of people's constitutional rights.