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Sheriff Revolts Against Lockdown:
'We Are Not Stormtroopers.
We Are Peacekeepers'

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/19/2020 12:23:17 PM

In a passionate Facebook post, Sheriff James Mendrick of DuPage County, IL, broke his silence in the wake of the Chinese virus pandemic-induced lockdown rules that have businesses gasping to survive. “As Sheriff, I feel that my own 1st amendment constitutional right to free speech has been completely trampled on by a governor who has threatened my Offices’ reimbursement and grant funds as a tool to force me not to speak,” he wrote. “I just can’t do this anymore. (Snip) “I will not victimize lawful residents of DuPage County trying to put food on their children’s table.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissGrits 5/19/2020 12:32:19 PM (No. 415959)
YES! Lots of places need a new sheriff in town!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: pros7767 5/19/2020 12:34:02 PM (No. 415964)
Good for him! Let the stupid governor try to deny funding now! The public will revolt.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: StrikingViking 5/19/2020 12:53:27 PM (No. 415990)
More and more Americans are realizing for the first time that the Democrats are not "liberal" in any sense of the word. The mask has come off, revealing the ugly face of Fascist Authoritarianism. Rather than aid and abet the administration of a Police State, brave American law enforcement officers are standing firm in defense of liberty. We Amerians need to remember that liberty is more precious than life itself.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 5/19/2020 1:34:41 PM (No. 416024)
Our system of elected county sheriffs is one of our nations great wonders and great strengths. Most Americans really never think about it. A few years ago, with visitors from Ukraine, I answered many questions about "how America works", as we toured much of the mountain western states. One of the most amazing things to these two Ukrainian literal rocket scientists was that the local county law enforcement was 1) elected by the people and 2) was NOT under the command of the governor, or the federal law enforcement. That it was independent and locally elected required repeated explanations as they sought to find out how they had misunderstood my answers. In their experience, all law enforcement was nationally an integrated whole, and the top guy in the government controlled ALL the law enforcement apparatus in their country. They were just amazed at our disconnected and locally controlled LE structures.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 5/19/2020 1:37:56 PM (No. 416027)
I'm very proud to have voted for this man. He's putting his neck on the line defying Governor Flintstone and he knows it. I hope that the people in the county support him, I know that the business owners will, and my friends will, but DuPage, which always has been a Republican stronghold, has been invaded in recent years by whiny, hall monitor types that have diluted the Conservative population. Our village board proposed closing some streets to accommodate the "guidelines" and would allow restaurants to spread out, and other stores to have "sidewalk sales." The news was received enthusiastically by most residents but shot down immediately by Gov Fred and a loudmouth bunch of snowflakes. We're a village of 18,000 people with a total of 163 cases and 19 deaths. All of the deaths are from one nursing home. I just talked to a friend this morning who has been in business in our village for many years. She has been closed for eight weeks. She said that when she's "allowed" to reopen she will not be able to rehire her employees if she wants to continue to operate. I'm forwarding her this article right now.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sunhan65 5/19/2020 2:40:06 PM (No. 416087)
Good man! Better yet, a good lawman!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Peach1 5/19/2020 3:03:11 PM (No. 416104)
My advice to every single business owner is OPEN UP no matter where you are. If everyone would do this, then the “authorities “ would be too overwhelmed to do anything about it! Come on people, resist the tyranny!! This is our country; stand up for it!! Resistance is what made our country so unique! I realize this is easier said than done, but there is definitely power in numbers!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/19/2020 3:48:20 PM (No. 416146)
Hmmm, why don't the Sheriffs arrest the Governor? Whats Gov going to do, pardon him/her self?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: kono 5/19/2020 5:16:12 PM (No. 416223)
Twisted Liberal minds consider refusal to obey stay-home orders and social-distancing guidelines as the equivalent of assault with a deadly weapon. So they rationalize attacking offenders or at least sending the Sheriffs and Police to treat them as criminals. Sounds like signs of the end (when everything familiar will suddenly be interpreted as the opposite of what we know it to be).
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 5/19/2020 6:05:05 PM (No. 416260)
Good for him. I wonder if he is a member of Richard Mack's Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. (I am: cspoa.org .... Everyone who loves the Constitution should join this group, even if you are not in law enforcement. I pass out Sheriff Mack's booklets to every law enforcement officer I interact with, and mail one to every newly elected Sheriff in my and surrounding counties)
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