The Republican controlled Michigan House of Representatives has fired the first salvo in defense of liberty in what is shaping up as an ideological war between leftists trying to destroy the Trump economy in this election year, and those in support of individual freedoms.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer plans to extend her state of emergency for another 28 days. The House voted to sue her instead of going along with her initial state of emergency order any longer than it has already run.
Whitmer’s initial state of emergency order is separate from her stay-at-home order. It expires on Thursday and requires legislative action to be lengthened.
Legislation that is not going to pass, largely due to Gov. Whitmer’s refusal to make any concessions to address the different conditions among Michigan’s 83 counties… many of which have been little affected, if at all.
Gov. Whitmer believes her power is all encompassing… dictator for life…
Speaker Lee Chatfield said, “The current status quo relies on one-size-fits-all edicts that unfairly punish millions of people across the state without giving them any recourse or voice in the process.”
To that end Chatfield announced plans to sue the governor over her “unchecked and undemocratic approach… “The people deserve a better solution, and we can provide it.”
The Senate is preparing to vote on a similar resolution authorizing leaders to pursue legal action against Whitmer’s orders.
Seldom has a political figure being promoted for national office self-immolated so quickly.
Prior to her recent run of tyranny, Whitmer was being prominently considered as Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate.
Five weeks ago, Gov. Whitmer threatened to revoke the medical licenses of doctors and pharmacists who prescribe Hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus in Michigan… almost certainly because President Trump had touted it as a possible effective treatment against coronavirus.
Hydroxychloroquine, was approved by the FDA for use against the virus four days later. While it was in the trial stages it was saving lives… but not in Michigan.
Then the protests began…
Thousands of people from all over Michigan are converging on our state Capitol today to protest the governor’s restrictive “Stay Home” order and get their voices, and car horns, heard. #OperationGridlock pic.twitter.com/bgjH4wKCUQ
— MI House Republicans (@MI_Republicans) April 15, 2020
Meshawn Maddock, an organizer of “Operation Gridlock” with the Michigan Conservative Coalition, told Fox News:
“Quarantine is when you restrict movement of sick people. Tyranny is when you restrict the movement of healthy people. Every person has learned a harsh lesson about social distancing. We don’t need a nanny state to tell people how to be careful.”
Now Michigan, a key swing state, is in open revolt against Governor Whitmer’s grab for ultimate centralized power.