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At Least Law Enforcement Remembers Our Constitutional Rights

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By with Michael R. Shannon Tuesday, 24 November 2020 09:42 AM Current | Bio | Archive

We have good news and bad news today.

Since this is a holiday week, we start with the good news first.

Law enforcement officials in New York and California are refusing to enforce the latest Thanksgiving edicts from the dime store dictators currently sitting in the California and New York governor’s office. Both California Gov. Gavin Newsom and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have recently inserted themselves into our private Thanksgiving dinners.

They’re specifying the number of people allowed to attend, where the meal takes place, the appropriate dress code and even portion control.

After almost a year of increasingly dictatorial and ridiculous "Wuflu" rules, some law enforcement officials are rediscovering the relevance of the Constitution they swore to uphold and protect.

Let’s start with New York first, courtesy of Fox news.

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino, "We have limited resources and we have to set priorities, so obtaining a search warrant to enter your home to see how many Turkey or Tofu eaters are present is not a priority."

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael, "I can’t see how devoting our resources to counting cars in citizens’ driveways or investigating how much turkey and dressing they’ve purchased is for the public good."

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told cable news channel, NY1, that his team of officers would not break up gatherings to enforce the cap either.

Sheriffs in California had much the same reaction.

Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims, "We've got a lot of things to do, including taking guns away from gang members, stopping narcotic trafficking, and saving children from internet predators. We’re not going to make criminals of normally law-abiding citizens."

Madera Police Chief Dino Lawson, "We’re going to continue to do our law enforcement responsibilities to protect the community. We’re enforcing it through education and try to encourage compliance."

Kings County Sheriff's Commander David Dodd, "We're not going to enforce any of those orders."

Those departments are joined by the Merced County sheriff and the Visalia police.

Naturally when asked to comment on these sensible responses, Gov. Cuomo threw a tantrum, "I don’t believe that person is a law enforcement officer. I don’t want a law enforcement officer who says, 'I’m only enforcing the law that I like or think should be enforced.'"

Only that’s not what is happening.

The Constitution does not authorize the suspension of any of the Bill of Rights due to disease. Just as the government can’t force you to quarter troops in your house, it likewise can’t tell you how many people may sit at the dinner table.

That’s between you and Walmart.

Ordering the police to enforce "Flumanchu" rules doesn’t make sense from the leftist point of view in the first place. Sending the cops goes directly against the call to — take your pick — "Defund the Police," "Reimagine the Police."

Why send people with guns to take attendance at the Thanksgiving dinner table?

Isn’t that a job for health department employees or the left’s new cultural SWAT team: social workers?

And how would "Team Tryptophan" enter the home in the first place?

Only a fool or a wimp lets any government official enter their home without a warrant.

The entire dressing regime is an exercise in government overreach and egotism.

So, what’s the bad news?

The bad news is it took law enforcement and the public almost 10 months to realize most of these Kungflu dictates are unconstitutional and unscientific.

These sheriffs have been roused from their slumber.

Let’s hope they are quickly followed by the populace.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with addedhumor!)" Read Michael Shannon's Reports — More Here.

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