One of the things that I have never understood about some state governments is the way that they want to act like these little kingdoms where rights are suspended.
Sure, it is one thing to wear masks, it is one thing to ask people that are sick to stay at home. It makes sense. It is the reason why I put a bottle of hand sanitizer by the front door of my house.
However, one thing you can always guarantee on when it comes to government is that public officials will almost always use every chance they can to overstep their bounds.
A Kentucky couple is under house arrest after one of them tested positive for coronavirus and refused to sign self-quarantine papers.
Elizabeth Linscott got tested for COVID-19 because she was planning to go visit her parents.
“My grandparents wanted to see me, too, so, just to make sure that, you know, if I tested negative, that they would be okay, everything would be fine,” Linscott said.
After testing positive but without showing any symptoms, Linscott said the health department contacted her, requesting she sign documents.
“I agreed to comply to call the Health Department if I was to go. I was to call the Health Department if I was to leave my house for any reason,” she said.
But, she chose not to sign.
“I had gotten a message from them, a text message that stated, because of your refusal to sign, this is going to be escalated, and law enforcement will be involved,” she said.
Later that week, the county sheriff greeted Linscott’s husband, Isaiah, at their front door.
“I open up the door, and there’s like eight different people, five different cars, and I’m like ‘what the heck’s going on?’ This guy’s in a suit with a mask. It’s the Health Department guy, and they have three papers for us. For me, her and my daughter,” he said.
The couple was ordered to wear ankle monitors. If they travel more than 200 feet, law enforcement will be notified.