Stand Firm Against Officials Dangerous to Liberty


You will notice Justin submitted this post a couple of days ago. I am an anti-masker and in saying so Justin’s submission points out mask mandates very simply shred Liberty in the Constitution and Natural Rights the Constitution is supposed to protect. There is  NO conclusive evidence a mask protects anyone from COVID or any virus for that matter. The hypocrites in the CDC, NIH and Surgeon General have waffled so much on mask efficacy giving despotic control to Dem-controlled regions that their claims of science is ridiculous.

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Stand Firm Against Officials Dangerous to Liberty

A Man’s Natural Rights Are His Own To Live Free

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 9/26/2020 12:37 AM

 

A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, … or by millions, calling themselves a government.”  ~ Lysander Spooner [Blog Editor: In the realm of politics and philosophy Spooner is a bit of an enigmatic figure in my opinion. The brief readings I found all seem to agree on one particular character, specifically the descriptor of Anarchist. For me Spooner’s enigma is his support and contradiction of the use of violence tA man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, … or by millions, calling themselves a government.”  ~ Lysander Spooner [Blog Editor: In the realm of politics and philosophy Spooner is a bit of an enigmatic figure in mo achieve ends. For history buffs you can form your opinion: Wikipedia, FEE, Mises Institute and Ammo.com]

 

All people desire to live free and have the ability to exercise their individual liberty in a free society, especially here in America, where until recently, our nation has had a long history of preserving and defending all manner of freedoms for all our people. But today we consistently see one despotic case after another of the people’s basic personal freedom and individual liberty violated by some ill-informed “public servant” or police officer carrying out an illiberal and despotic “order” emanating from some governor’s or mayor’s office, these petty tyrants, enforcing unreasonable, high-handed “policies”, that have no real basis in any law.

 

Take a look at what the Constitution actually states in plain language and read it through the prism of the Original Intent of the Founders, and a person finds that any such power taken for granted as the authority of the government doesn’t exist anywhere within this document. The government cannot infringe upon Our personal freedoms, willy-nilly, regardless of any plandemic or emergency, no matter the vast number of excuses and flawed or outright erroneous science they offer as justification.

 

In recent days, America, the good Americans, watched in deep dismay, concern, and a great deal of anger, as five men and women were arrested in Idaho for worshiping at an outdoor church service without a mask, in Moscow, Idaho. This was considered a violation of the mayor’s and City Council’s draconian and arbitrary order that extends a mask mandate to January 2021, even though there no longer remains any real health emergency surrounding “the Virus”, that has proven much less severe and deadly than projections.

 

How many times will these mask mandates be extended? What happens in 2021 in Moscow, Idaho? Another extension into 2030? 2050?

 

On September 23rd in Logan Ohio, Alecia Kitts had made an hour and a half drive to see her son play in a ball game, where she sat with family members the required six feet distance away from other groups. It wasn’t long before she was approached by a policeman who noticed she wasn’t wearing a mask. She initially objected and stated correctly that she had done nothing wrong, and it was at that point that this small young lady was manhandled, tasered and arrested, like some thug criminal would be, for “non-compliance” with “the rule” and the governor’s mask mandate, when in actuality, as written, she was absolutely in compliance for outdoors, and in light of her own asthmatic condition.

 

VIDEO[JOS]: Woman arrested as result in not wearing a mask.

[Posted by The Timmyz

349 subscribers – Sep 23, 2020

 

Only in LOGAN OHIO does a person get TASED AND ARRESTED as a result of not wearing a freaking MASK

 

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But regardless of how it’s written or who complies or doesn’t comply with it, the [Governor Mike DeWine] [JOS]order’s premise is flawed and illegal on its face and should never have been given any ground or legitimacy whatsoever, from the start.

 

One witness can be heard on a video of the incident exclaiming in disgust, “Tasing this lady over not wearing a damn mask.”

 

So, this is what good Americans are handed, after they initially went along with a “temporary” lockdown measure aimed at “flattening the curve”. Well, the damned curve has long been flattened and its past time to end this insane arbitrary tyrannical use of police powers and force against regular, peaceful citizens just trying to go about their everyday life, as best they can.

 

I see a massive lawsuit on the behalf of Ms. Alecia Kitts against the Logan Police Department and Marietta City School System on the horizon, in the near future.

 

And I can hear the cop saying, “I was just following orders.” Isn’t that what the Nazi SS, such as Adolf Eichmann, said at their Nuremburg Trials? Hhmmmm … I wonder where that goes?

 

Fortunately, here in my home county (Rutherford County, TN), Mayor Bill Ketron issued a statement acknowledging the end of his mask mandate on September 22nd 2020, not that I was too concerned. I haven’t worn a mask since the first day the mandate was issued, and just like Ms. Kitts, I would have resisted any attempt to arrest me for non-compliance; I probably would have kicked the officer’s fat ass down the steps, if I could, simply on principle, no matter the price I would pay afterward.

 

Too many people say, “Oh, it’s just a mask. It’s just being ‘respectful’ to others. What’s the harm in just wearing it to make others feel better?” No. It’s not just a mask and I’m not concerned with anyone’s feelings. These mask mandates are strictly about control and a blatant, overt act of tyranny from any government entity forcing them upon the people.

 

Making an observation on the lockdowns on September 16th, U.S. Attorney General William Barr noted: “You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest. It’s — you know — other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.”

 

Numerous lawsuits have grown from the abuses of power America is experiencing across our land, and while many activist, Marxist judges or judges who simply don’t understand the Constitution — probably bottom tier graduates of their respective law schools — have ruled on the side of the tyrants, some, such as Judge William Stickman, for the Western District of Pennsylvania, full well understand the implications, and they are ruling against these unconstitutional orders, in a righteous and correct manner. On September 14th, in [JOS] Butler v. Wolf, he ruled that the Governor Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions were unconstitutional, and he upheld that ruling again on September 22nd, stating that he was not convinced by the Wolf administration’s argument “that irreparable harm will result if a stay is not imposed.”

 

In his ruling, Stickman, a Trump appointee to the Court, stated: “The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weathered freedoms, in place when times are good but able to be cast aside in times of trouble. There is no question that this Country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort. But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment. … the Constitution sets certain lines that may not be crossed, even in an emergency

 

Quite a few judges are hiding behind Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905) [Blog Editor: Short Version & Long Version] as their justification for upholding these illegal mask mandates and social distancing, even lockdowns, giving way to an erroneous view of the Constitution, since they ignore, that even the judges of the day made note of the potential for abuse of power through this ruling, if people weren’t careful in the future. The judges of 1905 even stated that their ruling didn’t mean government had complete authority to act in any manner contrary to one’s personal and individual liberty and one’s inalienable rights protected by the Constitution.

 

Stickman’s rulings essentially defended and upheld the people’s absolute right to peaceful assembly for any reason, whether political, religious or commercial. It also upheld everybody’s right to work, while rejecting the designation of “essential” and “non-essential” workers, since everybody has the right to travel to work, from across the street or across state lines, as a fundamental liberty protected by substantive due process of the law. His ruling is groundbreaking in that his court is the first to characterize the right to work as fundamental, and in so doing, he righteously and correctly limited and narrowly restricted the government’s power in this case.

 

Governors do not hold any inherent power to craft regulations in the face of any emergency that carry the force of law. Under the Guarantee Clause of the Constitution, that mandates our republic, only a representative legislature, either the States or Congress, can write laws that authorize any use of police powers and force and any criminal penalties. The governor of any state cannot constitutionally write laws, which means that their executive orders mandating masks and ordering economic shutdowns are completely illegal and illegitimate and can and should be ignored completely, by any American wishing to live free and survive a crisis well, through their own good common sense applied to their needs and the needs of their own families.

 

As reported by Michelle Malkin on September 15th, Florida House Representative Anthony Sabatini was ecstatic over the defeat of Wolf’s draconian orders, directed at “the Virus”, stating: “Some in the Judiciary are finally waking up to the fact that the government is not always right and that the Constitution is not suspended during an emergency. Sabatini, who has filed fifteen ongoing challenges to Florida’s lockdown measures, added, “We’re looking forward to winning.”

 

However, over the past six months, the facts on the ground in much of America, especially the Democratic Party strongholds, reveal that most of the country was imprisoned without due process and suffered threats of renewed lockdowns, while interstate travel was severely restricted; privacy rights have been devastated and numerous business takings occurred without compensation. Many other regulations have been enforced illegally, illegitimately and outside the statutory process requirements under a pretense and cover of a health emergency, that is no more dangerous than a bad case of the flu.

 

An untold millions of Americans have suffered injury, in various capacities, due to circumstances set in motion and end results of these unconstitutional actions, and if other courts in every state do not act so wisely as the Western District Court of Pennsylvania, or if states’ legislatures do not pass corrective legislation to ensure such tyranny never again rises under any pretense of an “emergency”, or any real emergency, they will have allowed the people’s Constitutional rights to be continually suppressed and violated in the future, simply because they demand that we just trust the unelected technocrats — the supposed “experts”.

 

Our inalienable rights empower each sovereign individual to make their own personal choices free from any government interference and not conditioned upon receiving any special permission from the government. As viewed through the prism of the Bill of Rights, our personal choices are insulated from government interference so long as those choices do not step on another individual’s rights. And, since the government’s power is derived from the consent of the people, any government action that circumvents such consent, violating our rights, is unlawful, invalid and unconstitutional.

 

Virtually every U.S. Governor, with the possible exception of South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem, and thousands of America’s mayors have violated the rights of their countrymen. They knowingly and criminally operated outside their oaths of office to their state constitution and the U.S. Constitution. Whether in Rutherford County or Logan, Ohio or somewhere in Pennsylvania, these petty tyrants do not have the authority to shut down entire counties and states and mandate masks for businesses and individuals, and, they certainly have no authority to place jail sentences and hefty fines against individuals they deem have violated their illegal orders. Each and every single one of them have acted outside the authority of their office.

 

This must never again happen in America under any set of circumstances or any new emergency. We must ensure that there are pathways to immediate redress of grievances under any emergency orders, especially once they are found to be premised on false and misleading information and deception and they trample on our inalienable rights, inadvertently or by plan. More importantly, sometimes less is more, and our leaders should fight their impulses to resort to extraordinary measures unnecessarily, doing more harm than good, as seen via the catastrophic economic damage from the illegal lockdowns, infringing on all of our Constitutional rights.

 

All Americans longing for better and more freely lived lives must continue to stand with their patriotic brothers and sisters to resist the government overreach and arrogance we see today. Keep fighting and resisting to halt the growth and expansion of the unrestrained power and corruption that runs through a deep vein in the core of all U.S. government currently, from D.C. to Tennessee to Washington and Florida and on to California, Minnesota, Illinois and all the rest. If we are to preserve our civil rights and personal freedom and liberty, we must make a firm stand against those evil and dangerous men and women currently in seats of power, whereby they have usurped Constitutional law and offered an illusion of safety to use force and compel compliance through their illegal orders, in order to return the nation to common sense governance and our constitutional principles, to restore individual sovereignty and to return America to some semblance of sanity and days that witness many of these petty tyrants and abusers of power prosecuted for violations of the federal criminal code.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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Looking at COVID Tyranny


Isaiah & Elizabeth Linscott with COVID Ankle Monitors (Photo from Heavy.com)

 

John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© July 23, 2020

 

If the constant rioting, vandalizing, looting and COVID despotism forced on Americans is not a clear enough picture of what a Biden/Dem-Marxist controlled America will look like, then consider the Constitution-stripping actions being rammed down the throats of the Linscott family because wife/mother Elizabeth tested positive for COVID but refused to sign Dem Party contact tracing control documents.

 

I discovered the Linscott plight in a July 21 email from Mat Staver. That email is a bit of a fundraiser which is a worthy cause, but there is a petition you can sign to show your animus for the government largely under the thumb of faulty Globalist science, Dem control freaks and the Dem media propaganda machine.

 

And I am going to toss in a Washington Times and a Life Site News post on the Linscotts for a bit more clarity on Dem Medical Despotism.

 

If you Google the Linscott family battling COVID Tyranny you more than likely into vitriol propaganda or character assassination. One example is Heavy.com that goes out of its to diminish Elizabeth Linscott for being a Trump supporter, an antagonist toward Globalist wishy-washy science and a believer in QAnon stories.

 

Now I’m not really a QAnon proponent because all the Qdrops predicting the demise of the Deep State culprits has never happened. If prosecutions begin I’ll convert to a QAnon believer. What I love about QAnon though is the movement drives anyone connected to the Left nuts. I find that pleasing indeed.

 

In case you have a short attention span, here’s a 2.56 minute video on COVID tyranny and the Linscott family:

 

VIDEO: Couple Under House Arrest for Refusing to Sign Quarantine Docs

Posted by Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN

181K subscribers – Jul 20, 2020

 

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Email from Mat Staver

Sent July 21, 2020 12:59 PM

Sent via Liberty Council Action

 

After one woman refused to sign a state document regarding COVID-19, the county treated her family like criminals. The county put them on house arrest and sent a team of eight Sheriff deputies and health officials in five cars to their residence to slap ankle bracelets on them that will go off if they get more than 200 feet away from their home.

According to the mom, this treatment was not because they were unwilling to self-quarantine. They were planning to do so. It was simply because she was unwilling to sign a document giving up the freedom for their family to take an ambulance in the case of a medical emergency for her infant daughter.

This government document would include a promise to wait on the phone (or on hold) with the government’s office to first receive approval from a bureaucrat prior to taking an “emergency conveyance” (i.e. ambulance) to the hospital. This restriction would have affected family who had not tested positive but had only been exposed to one asymptomatic person.

Help this young family stand up for their freedoms and push back on the government tyranny. Send your fax to the state leaders who are punishing this mom for wanting to have the freedom to care for her daughter in whatever situation arises in the future. – Mat

 

Right now, the Linscott family is outfitted with ankle bracelets. Did they rob a bank or kill someone? No.

Did they want to visit the local restaurants and bars to willfully infect others? Again, no.

They wanted to care for their infant daughter and have the freedom to, if the emergency arose, take her by ambulance to the hospital.

Yet, because of a poorly written, undefined government document this young family has been treated like common criminals.

Answering a knock on the door, her husband was met by eight deputies and a health official that arrived in five cars. When the mother expressed concerns about the document, the mother and father were fitted with ankle bracelets.

The document demands people agree to a long list of orders including:

 

  • One person cannot stay in their own car, alone, and drive across the county line and return home, even though it would be impossible to spread the virus to others in this manner.
  • In a separate demand, the document also requires that people not leave the state … even though it’s clearly impossible for someone to leave their state while staying inside their own county.
  • It requires that they take their “temperature at approximately the same time each day” and report it to the local health department.
  • And, among other demands, “Not travel by any … emergency conveyance … without the (sic) prior approval.”

 

This last one was the main concern for Elizabeth Linscott.

I understand their concerns about this quarantine document. I encountered a similar one when KY Gov. Andy Beshear sent a document to all members of the Maryville Baptist church who remained in their cars during an Easter parking lot service. Our clients did not sign. We sued and got an injunction against the governor!

Help send a barrage of faxes directly to these government tyrants to demand freedom.

Our new fax campaign targets the Kentucky governor, state health cabinet, attorney general, county health department, sheriff, and county attorney. We need to peacefully demand they let this family have the ability to self-quarantine without being treated like criminals.

 

This all started for Elizabeth when she wanted to go visit her grandparents. Even though she was experiencing no symptoms, out of an abundance of caution, she got tested before the trip. Her test came back positive.

That’s when it started.

“If I have to go to the ER, if I have to go to the hospital, I’m not going to wait to get the [government’s] approval to go,” Elizabeth Linscott told Fox.

“Although she never refused to self-quarantine, ‘that’s exactly what the director of the public health department told the judge,'” Fox News reported. Based on that false information the judge signed off on the order and five cars ended up at the Linscott home with a health official dressed in a full suit and gas mask to put ankle bracelets on the couple.

This is the America that we live in right now. Are we going to accept local officials to mis-represent law-abiding citizens and place them under house arrest OR are we going to change this and fight to regain our freedoms today?

 

Send your fax right now.

 

Liberty Counsel Action is passionate about giving patriots across America the ability to unite and fight for our freedoms. We can only continue on this path to restore liberty because of your help and financial partnership.

Give today to empower us to demand Americans be set free to use commonsense again, from Kentucky to the halls of Congress, and across the nation.

 

Thank you for your concern and your partnership with Liberty Counsel Action.

Onward,

 

Mat Staver
Chairman

 

P.S. No one should have to choose between medical care for themselves and their infant or house arrest. This is what happens when government is without constitutional bounds. Now is the time for us to unite around this family and help restore their freedoms. Send a fax demanding that powerful politicians and bureaucrats allow this family to self-quarantine in peace and not have to abandon all hope for the hopefully unnecessary care provided by an ambulance.

If you cannot send a fax today, please sign our petition to leaders and to the White House urging them to provide national leadership to protect our basic freedoms and liberties.

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America, it’s happening: Gov’t knocking on doors, jailing COVID-19 patients

 

In this May 13, 2020, file photo, Public Health Madison and Dane County employees and members of the Wisconsin National Guard operate a drive-through testing facility for COVID-19 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Tracing the contacts of who test positive is considered an important way to curb the pandemic. But online conspiracy theories about contact tracing have generated suspicion and mistrust. (Photo by: Will Cioci, Wisconsin Watch via AP)

 

By Cheryl K. Chumley

July 20, 2020

Washington Times

 

A woman in Kentucky, Elizabeth Linscott, who tested positive for COVID-19 has been ordered by local health department authorities to stay at home — ordered, and then when she balked, slapped with court papers and shackled around the ankle with a monitor that basically sounds an alarm if she leaves her residence.

 

Linscott’s husband, Isaiah, received the same treatment.

 

It’s happening, America. Wake up and smell the contact tracing — the “new normal” that allows government to knock on doors and demand voluntary self-quarantining compliance from free citizens, else face mandatory, court-approved house arrest.

 

Leftists have worked hard to play down the dangers of a government that’s given the authority to oversee private citizens’ health decisions, i.e. the new coronavirus. Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush’s staff, for example, in an email in May, in several angry, arrogant emails in May, in fact, fought tooth and nail to downplay the dangers to citizens’ freedom that are inherent within the congressman’s H.R. 6666, the “COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act” — the dangers that call for huge amounts of money, up to $100 billion, actually, to be thrown local health departments’ way to “trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals, and to support the quarantine of such contacts, through mobile health units and, as necessary … at [citizens’] residence.” In other words: Money for government to knock on citizens’ doors and demand they self-quarantine — or else.

 

And left-leaning members of the media have gone into overdrive to ensure such truths of contact tracing are similarly squelched.

 

Reuters, for instance, did some quick damage control, following widespread criticisms of — and fears about — Rush’s H.R. 6666.

 

“False claim: H.R. 6666 bill allows strangers to enter your house, test you for COVID-19 and take family members into quarantine,” one Reuters headline stated in May. “The bill says nothing about forced testing, forced entry to people’s houses or the removal of family members to be quarantined.”

 

That’s called smoke and mirrors.

 

The bill hasn’t yet passed — but here we have, in this Kentucky couple, a perfect example of how it would play in the real world, in real time, in a real COVID-19 so-called voluntary self-quarantining case.

 

Here’s what happened — here’s what is happening right now — in Radcliff, Kentucky: Linscott said she voluntarily went to be tested for COVID-19 on July 11 because she was going to visit her grandparents and wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to infect them. On July 12, The Associated Press reported, Linscott said the health department in her community notified her of a positive test for the virus, and emailed her a form to sign that required her to self isolate and check in each day at the clinic. It was all for the good of the public; to “prevent the introduction, transmission and spread” of the coronavirus in the state, according to the document’s text, as reported by the AP.

 

Linscott refused to sign.

 

Why?

 

Truthfully — it’s her right. It’s her right as an American citizen to refuse.

 

But this is the “new normal,” remember. This is the day and age of the coronavirus, contact tracing and the big boot of government that can stamp out individual freedom, individual choice, for the collective good.

 

“Linscott,” the AP wrote, “said she declined to sign because of one sentence: ‘I will not travel by any public, commercial or heath care conveyance such as ambulance, bus, taxi, airplane, train or boat without the prior approval of the Department of Health.’”

 

What if her child became sick? What if time were of the essence, and she had to run somewhere?

 

“I could not comply to having to call the public health department prior if I had an emergency, or I had to go pick something up for my child or myself as a necessity and could not wait,” Linscott said, AP reported.

 

So she said no to the form.

 

And the local health bureaucrats didn’t like that.

 

So they went to court.

 

On July 16, Hardin County Sheriff John Ward’s deputies helped issue the stay-at-home order from a Hardin County Circuit Court judge, and affix Linscott — and her husband, too — with ankle monitors. Knock. Knock.

 

“I open up the door and there’s like eight different people [there],” said Linscott’s husband, the New York Post reported. “I’m like what the heck’s going on? This guy’s in a suit with a mask, it’s the health department guy, and he has three different papers for us. For me, [my wife] and my daughter.”

 

They’re confined to home for two weeks and required to notify local law enforcement officials if they stray more than 200 feet from their jail cell, err, residence.

 

Welcome to the “new normal,” America. It’s happening.

 

And with contact tracing coming on strong, as well as the accompanying funding to hire and train the necessary numbers of government workers to enforce citizens’ compliance, the Linscotts’ story will soon become commonplace.

 

Of course, as Rush and Reuters and the merry band of “trust me, I’m from the government” types will continue to sell it — this is all voluntary and amicable. Just your friendly health department helpers reaching out their friendly helping hands.

 

And it is. All’s friendly and amicable. So long as you obey.

 

Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE.

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Kentucky couple fitted with ankle monitor for refusing to sign COVID-19 quarantine order

The wife who tested positive said she was accused of refusing to self-isolate when officers showed up at her door, but ‘that’s not the case at all.’

 

Linscott Ankle Monitors from Wave News

 

By Calvin Freiburger

Jul 21, 2020 – 6:00 am EST

Life Site News

 

(LifeSiteNews) – Health authorities in Hardin County, Kentucky had a woman fitted with an ankle monitor after testing positive for COVID-19, because while she agreed to self-quarantine she refused to sign a list of quarantine conditions she believes went too far.

 

As a precaution before traveling to see her parents in Michigan, Elizabeth Linscott tested positive for COVID-19 last week, WAVE reported. She was asymptomatic. The health department then asked her to sign a Self-isolation and Controlled Movement Agreed Order detailing the conditions of her home confinement, one of which being that she had to contact the department before leaving home.

 

Linscott says she agreed to stay home, but did not want to sign the document because “if I have to go to the ER, if I have to go to the hospital, I’m not going to wait to get the approval to go.” She added that she would still take precautions in such a situation, like notifying the ER of her test results.

 

Fox News added that she subsequently received a text message warning her that the case was being escalated into a law enforcement matter. A few days later, several sheriff’s department officers came to her home.

 

“I open up the door, and there’s like eight different people, five different cars,” Elizabeth’s husband, Isaiah, said. “I’m like, ‘What the heck’s going on?’ This guy’s in a suit with a mask. It’s the health department guy, and he has three papers for us — for me, her and my daughter.” They put ankle monitors on the couple that would trigger if they moved 200 feet away from their home.

 

“We didn’t rob a store. We didn’t steal something. We didn’t hit and run. We didn’t do anything wrong,” Elizabeth stressed. But “that’s exactly what the director of the Public Health Department told the judge, that I was refusing to self-quarantine because of this, and that’s not the case at all. I never said that.” The couple says they will be retaining an attorney to challenge the action.

 

In response, Hardin County Sheriff John Ward confirmed that his office delivered notice of a quarantine court order to an unidentified individual last week, but denied that his office installed a “location monitoring devices” on anyone, USA Today reported. Lincoln Trail District Health Department spokeswoman Terrie Burgan refused to comment on the case.

 

This case, which is not the first instance of Kentucky officials enforcing COVID-19 quarantines with ankle monitors, is only the latest example of the dramatic actions that city, county, and state officials across the United States have taken to restrict private citizens in the name of containing the coronavirus, from banning indoor religious services to encouraging residents to report on neighbors not wearing masks.

 

As of July 20, the United States is estimated to have seen more than 3.9 million cases of COVID-19, with more than 143,000 deaths and 1.8 million recoveries, though questions remain as to just how accurate the official positivity rates and death counts really are.

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