County sheriffs in Michigan are saying they will not enforce Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D)’s latest executive order mandating that businesses refuse service to customers not wearing masks.
The new rule is Whitmer’s 153rd executive order regarding the coronavirus pandemic, and several sheriffs have said they will not enforce it or any mandates regarding masks.
“We’re not the mask police … and I think we need to be realistic and keep in mind that we are (close to) infringing on people’s rights,” Ionia County Sheriff Charlie Noll (R) said. “I don’t know how much more we really need to be sticking our nose in their business.”
Arenac County Sheriff James Mosciski (R) said his deputies have other things to do during their shifts, and the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the mask order is “not a law” and the office would not treat it as such.
Whitmer’s overreach during the pandemic has been stunning, and it’s good to see that some of the sheriffs in her state are taking her edicts with a huge grain of salt.
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