New York Sheriffs Refuse To Enforce Governor Cuomo's Dictatorial Thanksgiving Orders
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While it still remains to be seen whether the tyrannical Thanksgiving orders imposed by Democrat governors and mayors will be a bridge too far, there are encouraging signs.
In a blow to the dictatorial whims of Governor Andrew Cuomo, several sheriffs in New York state are refusing to enforce his harsh restrictions on how many people can attend holiday gatherings.
The sheriffs who are all in upstate New York have made it clear that Cuomo's overreach is an affront to the cherished Amerian tradition of the family Thanksgiving dinner as well as emphatically stating that enforcing such ridiculous and fascistic orders is a waste of time and resources.
Cuomo cited "the science" in announcing his cruel and arbitrary limitations on the number of people who will be allowed to gather in private homes, the same "science" that is used by the political left to claim that men can have periods too.
But in a blow to Cuomo, Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino became a hero of New Yorkers for an epic social media post questioning the constitutionality of the governor's latest diktat.
According to Giardino's Facebook post:
With regard to the Thanksgiving Executive Order, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office will NOT be enforcing it against our County residents. Frankly, I am not sure it could sustain a Constitutional challenge in Court for several reasons including your house is your castle. And as a Sheriff with a law degree I couldn't in good faith attempt to defend it Court, so I won't.
Who and how many people you invite in to your home is your business, unlike outdoor gatherings which may receive a police response if disorderly or other violations of public nuisance laws occur.
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. We won't be doing that. The only way to enter your residence is if we have a warrant, we are invited in or an exigent or emergency circumstance exist. We have three patrols a shift for 500 square miles, monitoring Family Dinners aren't our priority.
So don't feel a need to hide cars, cover with leaves or walk 3 blocks so your house doesn't become a target of the Governors EO.
I trust people in Fulton County to use their own judgement on who and how many people they invite. Obviously if you have high risk family members you will weigh the risks to your loved ones versus the reward. Thanksgiving is just that, a time to give thanks for what we have or have received over the year.
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo also gave Cuomo the bird:
"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."
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard similarly told the state's top Democrat to stuff it:
I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or Deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner. This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Governor Cuomo’s mandates.
My office will respect the sanctity of your home and traditions, and I encourage you to follow your heart and act responsibly, as well as do what’s best for your family.
On behalf of everyone at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
Cuomo's efforts at canceling Thanksgiving have also stirred unrest from citizens who have begun protesting at his home.
Opposition to the Democrats and their lockdowns is mounting and all hell may break loose when they come for Christmas.