Cops: "I'm Just Following Orders"
The passage of time has a cruel way of defining right and wrong. As the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown is in its final stages, we begin to evaluate the response of our government officials. This includes both elected government as well as state and local police officers. In the past few weeks several videos have surfaced showing cops enforcing so-called state-of-emergency laws. One such example was in Wisconsin where a mom was “harassed” by police for hosting a 7-year-old's play-date. In Kentucky, members of the state police were seen copying license plates of parishioners who attended Easter Sunday services. This is a disgrace to a profession I once loved. Where is the push-back from even keeled, intelligent, common-sense lawmen?
Or, are they just following orders?
Let’s analyze those orders: most are dictated by elected state governors who seem more interested in pushing their liberal agenda than protecting us from a virus. Take for example Maine Governor, Janet Mills who revoked a local restaurants' liquor license because the owner Rick Savage defied her orders. In an interview with Tucker Carlson Tonight on May 13th, Savage says the governor is attempting to have the Oxford County court shut him down. When asked what he’d do if the police came to his restaurant to arrest him, Rick Savage said “I guess I’ll sleep in a prison cell for a while.”
So, what if that happens? What if Oxford County Court commands the Maine State Police to respond to the Sunday River Brewing Company and arrest Rick Savage...will they?
God, I hope not.
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