Janet T. Mills has continued her assault on liberty through yet another executive order.
As in her previous orders, the governor attempts to give her orders an air of legitimacy by quoting Maine Statutes as justification for her commands. At no point in her orders is there any recognition of the natural rights of a person even though many of those rights are clearly enumerated in the constitutions of the United States and of Maine.
The executive order, 34 FY 19/20, is stated to be in effect from April 3, 2020 to at least April 30, 2020. As stated in the order “A violation of this Order may be charged as a Class E crime subject to a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.”
I ask Maine people not to make assumptions about others…Governor Janet T. Mills, April 3, 2020
While introducing this order, Governor Mills asked Mainers not to make assumptions about visitors to the state and then proceeds to make these assumptions herself. The order makes a presumption of guilt on all interstate travelers and immediately sentences them to 14 days house arrest.
The order, in summary, states
- Any person traveling into Maine must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days or for the balance of 14 days with exceptions granted only for travelers with the proper papers.
- On-line lodging reservations are prohibited.
- All lodging and campgrounds are closed with exceptions granted only for travelers with the proper papers.
- Interstate travel is restricted from an open-ended list of locations that includes Detroit, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.