Statement from Rep. Salmon:
I am opposed to the new restrictions issued last night for the citizens of Iowa. While I am glad businesses and churches are not shut down, government should not be violating citizens Constitutional rights and liberties with further restrictions. Recommendations, Yes. Mandates, No. In 1793 in Philadelphia, yellow fever killed 10% of its population. Constitutional rights were not upended over this but instead people worked together to handle it the best they could as we have been doing up to this point. And it has been working. Besides that, mandates like this which are so far-reaching are practically unenforceable, so that only breeds disrespect for the law, which we do not need. Our disaster emergency law has no protections for our rights and liberties and this again points out the need for making changes.