Tag: sheriff

Sheriffs Have Discretion, Too, and It’s Going Viral

 

If you elect a sheriff, they get to play the independent mandate “I’m a check against tyranny” card like every other elected government officeholder. And some are (from the Greenwich Times):

In Snohomish County, Washington, Sheriff Adam Fortney is refusing to enforce the governor’s stay-at-home order. He claims the order “intrudes on our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” On April 22, he told constituents via a Facebook post that “along with other elected Sheriffs around our state, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will not be enforcing an order preventing religious freedoms or constitutional rights.”

Member Post

 

What follows may sound nutty, almost survivalist. Last night on the news a reporter explained that the FBI is keeping an eye on potential Muslim terrorists in every state in the Union. That didn’t surprise me. Our enemies are determined—it sometimes seems much more than we—to inflict as much pain as possible wherever they can. […]

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