This is some serious bullshit out of the Big Sky Country state.

From the Montana Daily Gazette:

Montana County Demands People Wear Government-Issued Arm Bands To Do Business

In what might be one of the most over-the-top and draconian responses to coronavirus yet seen in Montana, Valley County is mandating that people wear government-issued pink arm bands in under to purchase products inside of stores. The measure, enforced by the Valley County Health Department, insists that store-owners keep customers out unless they have the pink arm-bands, which denote the customer has been in the area more than 14 days and submitted to quarantine protocol.

According to the flier produced by the Valley County Health Department, out-of-towners who lack the government-issued armbands will be prohibited from stores and residents are notified to call law enforcement if they do not comply.

I have nothing witty to say about this.

This is the United States of America and no citizen should ever be forced to wear any sort of public identifier signaling they they are part of some group because the government mandates it.

Full fucking stop.

I’d have figured shit like this would have started in New York, not cowboy country, but it really doesn’t matter.

The first bureaucrat who looks at me and says “you need to wear this to walk Tina city street and engage in business with the public, and if you don’t you will be arrested” can get fucked with a bazooka.

Update:

Apparently the town council realized that was a bad idea and retracted it.

I’m not going to hold my breath that this won’t pop up somewhere else.

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By J. Kb

11 thoughts on “Montana Nazis – updated”
  1. So why is the US Dept. of Justice not yet issuing arrest warrants for these maniacs, charging them with felony violation of 18 USC 241? The law has been on the books for way over a century, but it does no good if it is not invoked where it is so desperately needed.

    Meanwhile, this seems like a wonderful opportunity to make up some custom pink armbands with the Gadsden rattlesnake on them.

  2. The article you linked says that the county commissioners “rescinded” that notice because it was sent out by mistake and wasn’t meant to be real policy. No indication that anyone is going to lose his job, much less land in jail, as should be done.

    1. It doesn’t matter if it was sent out by mistake. It still means that someone in the state government had to write up the policy. If I libed there I’d damand to know who created it.

  3. Sounded like a parody article…
    Pkoning’s follow up was informative.
    Suppose the order that went out by mistake was some guy’s idea of a joke?

    1. “Joke”

      Isn’t that the go-to response when some fascist (uh, excuse me, “liberal”) “thinker” proposes some over the top, wildly unreasonable, ehtirely illegal bullshit? “Oh, you dummies! I was only joking! You Trumpers are sooooo humorless!”

  4. Sorry, I don’t buy the “oopsie we sent out the wrong notice” excuse. This looks like they meant the order to do exactly what it says, and the backlash and threat of lawsuits forced them to rescind the order, and claim that it was not meant to be mandatory, and “somehow” got sent out in “error.” After all they went so far as to partner with a company to provide pink wristbands.

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