Tyranny strikes again in the Democrat-run Golden State for no legitimate reason – other than a classic power grab by the state’s radical Leftist governor.
California governor Gavin Newsom says he is mandating residents to abide by a “limited Stay at Home Order” – which comes as a surprise to no one since he’s already arbitrarily re-shut down the state twice after the initial lockdowns in March.
Newsom announced on Thursday, one week before Thanksgiving, that all “non-essential” gatherings must cease between the hours of 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
“Due to the rise in #COVID19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order. Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier. This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month. Together – we can flatten the curve again,” he wrote on Twitter.
Due to the rise in #COVID19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order.
Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier.
This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month.
Together–we can flatten the curve again.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2020
Now, according to Newsom’s logic, COVID can’t catch you if you’re home after 10pm. And of course, all gatherings responsible for spreading the virus occur overnight.
The curfew, which was implemented 9 months after the initial outbreak, is just a ridiculous overreach of legal authority.
However, some California county sheriffs have made it clear that they will not be enforcing the governor’s measure that obviously targets Thanksgiving celebrations.
In Gavin Newsom’s home county of Sacramento, the Sherriff’s department released a statement refusing to enforce the curfew.
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said his office “will not be determining—including entering any home or business—compliance with, or enforcing compliance of, any health or emergency orders related to curfews, staying at home, Thanksgiving or other social gatherings inside or outside the home, maximum occupancy, or mask mandates.”
He also clarified that no officers will be dispatched for violations of the governor’s mandate. Callers will reportedly be advised to call 311 for the County Health Department to handle them.
The Sheriff’s Office of El Dorado issued a similar statement on the attempt to curb Thanksgiving celebrations.
“El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office deputies will not be determining compliance with, or enforcing the compliance of, any health order related to this curfew. The Sheriff’s Office will not prevent Thanksgiving activities, maximum occupancies, or mask-wearing mandates at social gatherings within the County of El Dorado,” the statement said.
In Southern California, Orange County is joining them in defiance of the “health” mandate.
Sheriff Barnes of Orange County said, “At this time, due to the need to have deputies available for emergency calls for service, deputies will not be responding to requests for face-coverings or social gatherings – only enforcement.”
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles sheriff said that the department will respond to calls and issue citations if necessary but will not make arrests. The San Diego sheriff also agreed to comply.
Since when has the government become so powerful that they can dictate how people behave within their own homes?
What we’re witnessing is unbelievable. What order from Newsom would these sheriffs not enforce?
Lockdowns in general are unconstitutional, let alone dictating what goes on within someone’s private residence. For that reason, the three sheriffs in Sacramento, El Dorado, and Orange County who have vowed to resist the overreaching orders are absolutely lawfully correct in doing so.
The American citizens who live in California should also actively resist the order and carry on with their lives. We can’t afford to relinquish any more personal sovereignty to the dictator we call “governor,” Gavin Newsom.