Monday, September 13, 2021

Arkansas Sheriff Says No To Tyranny


Arkansas Shriff Chris Brown has refused to mandate COVID vaccinations for his department's employees, accusing the Federal Government of "absolute tyranny." Via Facebook:

Cleburne County Sheriff's Office - Arkansas

September 10, 2021

Re: COVID Vaccine Mandates

Since March of 2020, we have seen much controversy over COVID, mandates, restrictions, lockdowns, vaccines, and a number of other things. We have watched as this topic has divided families, friends, and coworkers. We have seen an unprecedented amount of division, hate, and contention among Americans. With the rollout of the COVID vaccines, that division has become more and more widened, and the vitriol more intense between those who believe in the vaccines, those who don’t, and those who are undecided.

As law enforcement officers, our first duty and what we swear an oath to, is to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Arkansas. It is in that defense and the defense of individual liberty that the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office has not, and will not mandate the COVID vaccine for any of our employees. Just like with the flu shot, their choice to get vaccinated or not is theirs and theirs alone, and we respect their decisions.

I am not pro-vaccine, and I am not anti-vaccine. I am pro-freedom, and I am for each person’s ability and responsibility to decide for themselves (in conjunction with their doctor) whether or not to get the vaccine.

I am appalled at some of the absolute dictator-like things we are seeing from the Federal Government, and several of the State Governments. It is absolute tyranny, and completely abhorrent. It flies in the face of everything our country has always stood for, and is only furthering the damage and division done to the people of this wonderful nation.

CS Lewis said this: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

It's time for our politicians and other public servants to stand up and remember that their first responsibility is to protect people’s rights, not to run their lives.

Sheriff Chris Brown

Well said, Sheriff,



Bob said...

Eggcelent. I'm seeing some things - employees refusing - to give me a little optimism.

juvat said...

The tides, they are a turning.

And let's hope they turn into a tidal wave.

LindaG said...

Bravo. Hope he keeps his job.

You all be safe and God bless.

Old NFO said...

Good for him!!!

SgtBob said...

Biden's biggest mistake was telling Republican governors he is willing to use his powers to push them aside. He does not have that authority; we will see if he has the will.

drjim said...

Well done, Sheriff!

LSP said...

Let's see some more, Bob, please.

LSP said...

About time, Juvat. Good Lord.

Btw, put your excellent site on the sidebar, which I should've done ages ago. Well, better late than never.

LSP said...

I was thinking exactly that, Linda. Bless you.

LSP said...


LSP said...

Bad error, eh, Sgt.? You never know, he might actually succeed in uniting the utterly worthless GOP against the Dems. Huh.

LSP said...

What a good Sheriff, drjim.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Happy dance!

LSP said...

What a great hymn, WSF.