South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem refuses to lock down her state to slow the spread of the coronavirus. "I believe in our freedoms and liberties," she said.
Noem accused Americans of willingly giving up their "liberties for a little bit of security."
Noem vows to keep her state open, as millions of Americans across the country protest and demand their states reopen so they can go back to work.
She argues it is up to individuals - and not governments - to decide if they should go to work, worship or stay at home.
"I took an oath when I was in Congress, obviously to uphold the Constitution of the United States. I believe in our freedoms and liberties," Noem said in an interview with Fox News.
The death toll from coronavirus in America is still less than the seasonal flu, despite the coronavirus models that claimed 1 million Americans would be dead by now.
Americans are fed up with being lied to and watching their freedoms and liberties slip away.
Governor Noem said she will continue to rely on "science and facts," "rather than letting emotion grab ahold of the situation."
President Trump spoke with all 50 governors and shared his three-step plan to reopen their states before May 1.
But some governors - particularly Democrats - are resistant to reopen their states. They plan to keep their residents on some form of forced home detainment - at least until the November elections.