MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Sheriff Shaun Golden of Monmouth County, who also happens to be the Monmouth County GOP chairman pretty much said Phil Murphy’s executive orders come before the U.S. constitution. In a response to New Jersey Senator Declan O’Scanlan’s call for a rebellion against “Murphy’s Law”, a series of constitution defying executive orders, Golden gave O’Scanlon a serious, “Whooooa boy. Calm down.”
“So..first time I’m going to suggest this….but it’s time. Everyone…defy the @GovMurphy ! Go outside your house,” O’Scanlon said. “It’s ok, you can trust me! Look South/Southeast…revel in that moon! We’re likely going to take this rebellion a few steps further next couple weeks. Get ready!”
Golden said O’Scanlon’s Saturday night call to arms,”Places law enforcement in a compromising position.”
“Yes There needs to be responsible discussion, free speech, and peaceful protests but promoting defiance and rebellion could be misconstrued and inflammatory,” Golden said. “This would only place LE in harms way.”
So that means, if push comes to shove, Golden would deploy his sherrif’s department to quell this disturbance…otherwise how would law enforcement be in harms way if a bunch of Americans simply showed up at a beach, or opened their restaurant, or played a baseball game in the park. This is a clear indication that Golden’s oath to the Governor and politics comes before his oath to uphold the constitution of the United States?
Meanwhile, out in Pennsylvania where they elected strong Americans to be sheriffs, one sheriff, a former U.S. Marine has taken a completely different approach to that of Golden’s. Adams County Sheriff James Muller today said that he will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States before the whimsical unconstitutional executive orders of Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Westerman Wolf. Muller, referred to the oath of enlistment he gave upon entering the United States Marine Corps as his justification to continue to defend the constitution. In that oath, Marines are expected to defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
“Lately I have been receiving a lot of requests concerning my stand on Gov. Wolf not allowing small business to open up, and if they do open in defiance of his order will I enforce his order,” Muller said. “I have taken an Oath to Uphold and Defend the Constitution (5) times. Once when enlisting in the Marine Corps, and (4) times as your Sheriff, I take this Oath very seriously and I have never allowed myself to forget who I work for and who I represent.”
Muller said he will not enforce laws that violate the constitution, unlike Golden who has a little bit of Blue Jersey Demorepublican in his pedigree.
“It is my intent to inform you, the Citizens of Adams County, that the Adams County Sheriff’s Office will neither “now” or in the future, enforce any law that violates your constitutional rights,” he added. “As in the past I will continue to Support, Obey, Defend, and Uphold the United States Constitution, and the Constitution of Pennsylvania.
You might think this story has a happy ending where Declan O’Scanlon becomes New Jersey’s knight in shining armor, but sadly, the story doesn’t end that way. O’Scanlon has already decided he’s not going to be the George Washington who leads America’s oppressed masses across the Jersey countryside. He said his statement Saturday night was just a joke–political malarkey that means nothing.
“It was mostly tongue in cheek, but meant to represent the immense frustration the business community is feeling, and that frustration grows every day,” O’scanlon said as he backpedaled on his Saturday night Declaration O’Scanlon. “I was trying to express the growing frustration from the business community that is simmering under the surface, and that frustration and tension is growing every single day. It’s going to boil over…since that tweet went out, I’ve heard from a lot of people, including a lot of Democrats, who say we need to reopen and we need to do it now. Economic health is public health.”