Campbell County Supervisors pass ‘First Amendment Sanctuary’ resolution, announce opposition against Virginia COVID-19 restrictions

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Members of the Campbell County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in opposition against the coronavirus restrictions announced by Gov. Ralph Northam ahead of Thanksgiving.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Campbell County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution declaring the county a “First Amendment Sanctuary County.”

Supervisors say the move ensures no county money will be used to enforce Northam’s order restricting gatherings to less than 25 people in one place, adding that the restriction is “unconstitutional.”

“It’s a sad day in the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia when a governor using unlegislated mandates is harassing, fining citizens, business owners, and elected officials, forcing compliance through fear and intimidation,” said Matt Cline, Campbell County Supervisor.

However, it is important to note that the Virginia Department of Health is in charge of enforcing the governor’s mandates, not law enforcement.

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