"Malheur County is a great place to live, work, and visit. The Malheur County Sheriff's Office is proud to be a part of creating the high quality of life that we enjoy here."
For the above stated reasons, I feel it necessary to write this letter in reference to protecting the freedoms and liberties that are granted to all U.S. citizens by the Constitution of the United States of America.
The citizens of Malheur County are good hard working free-thinking people who possess a high degree of common sense and a solid educational foundation.
All of the alleged science that has been evolving from State and Federal agencies has apparent political ideations that our Malheur County population has has seen through from the beginning. That in no way means that we take this pandemic lightly. We all have friends and relatives who have suffered as a result of this horrible disease. However, that does not equate to a governmental ability to mandate that an individual or a population of people must forgo their freedoms or liberties. With that degree of common sense come the ability to make rational decisions to stay home when ill, wash hands and stay away from obviously ill people. We all learned that from childhood and do not need to be politically parented. Every citizen should enjoy the liberty to choose for themselves the best actions to take. It is not government's place to mandate such things as the wearing of masks, or the need fore vaccinations. These should be personal choices and no-one else's business. At some point people have to realize there are consequences for their choices.
If we are truly interest in the health of our citizens we must also look at the damage unnecessary mandates have caused by creating anxiety and mental health issues of those who are now faced with taking a vaccination they do not believe to be safe or lose their livelihoods.
As elected Sheriff of Malheur County I believe that it's not the government's job to protect our health. It's the government's job to protect our Rights, Freedoms, and Liberties. It's each of our job to protect our own health.
"When you trade liberty for safety, you end up losing both." (Ben Franklin)
It is important to remember that "the Constitution of the United States was not written to restrain the citizen's behavior. It was written to restrain the government's behavior." (Rand Paul)
It has become very apparent that certain governmental heads have used this pandemic to enact emergency procedures and are testing the waters of tolerance from the loss of freedom to alleged safety. I agree with our citizens that these mandates do not fall within the superior mandates of the Constitution of the United States, which I am sworn to follow above lower orders of (other) elected officials.
Please be advised that the Office of Sheriff in Malheur County will not be a source of enforcement for your mask or vaccination mandates. Furthermore, we will resist future unconstitutional mandates.
Sheriff Brian E. Wolfe
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