LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued her first formal legal opinion today, finding Public Act 359 of 2018 unconstitutional because its provisions go beyond the scope of what was disclosed in its title. Governor Gretchen Whitmer had sought the Attorney General’s opinion on the constitutionality of Act 359 in a request submitted on January 1.
In her opinion, the Attorney General concludes that certain provisions of Act 359 – including those transferring all authorities related to a utility tunnel from the Mackinac Bridge Authority to the Straits Corridor Authority and requiring the Corridor Authority to enter into an agreement for the construction of a tunnel if a proposed agreement was presented by a specific date and met listed criteria – are unconstitutional because they violate Article 4, Section 24 of the Michigan Constitution, referred to as the Title-Object Clause.
As usual, Sundance is spot-on in his assessment. Mary Barra, perhaps the most questionable selection of a CEO in General Motors’ history, is not operating in the best interests of the working men and women of America, just the same as the politically motivated UAW leadership that fails it’s members. When it comes to these Wall Street players, sorry worker bee’s, they both are just not that interested in Main Street pain.
Also, of late Mr. Howes appears to trumpet the nonsense of autonomous vehicles, which GM, Ford, Google (I know, astonishing, right?), among a few others have gone “all in” as the way of their future business model. Meh, perhaps. However, all one needs to do is look at Tesla, Airbus, and now, Boeing, to see that autonomous vehicles are in no way, shape nor form, close to being primetime on our congested roadways. Not in our lifetime, anyway.
The reality over the years is that when we disagree with the clown from the Detroit News, its based on a reasonable difference of opinion over the facts.
We don’t hate clowns. We are just don’t take em so seriously very often.. We call out clownish pranks and goofiness as such. And truth be told, I once had a (sort-of) clown as a good friend. So there is ..that.
Combating hate crimes is a worthy endeavor. But the new campaign announced by Attorney General Dana Nessel has the real potential to morph into thought policing.
Nessel, in partnership with Agustin Arbulu, director of the Michigan Department of Civil rights, say they will create a process to document incidents of hate and bias that don’t rise to the level of criminal or civil infractions.
That could translate to speech or expressions of opinion that some may find offensive, but are protected by the First Amendment. Bias is protected by the Constitution until it infringes on the rights and freedoms of others, and hate is often in the eye of the beholder.
If what Nessel and Arbulu are targeting are words, thoughts and opinions, this could easily become a weapon to shut down groups they find abhorrent, but are operating within the law.
Nicole Neily, the founder of Speech First, says she brought a similar case against the University of Texas in December and another suit is forthcoming.
“Sadly, there are many problems,” she says.
So credit the president for shining a light on a very real problem. But that’s where his involvement should end.
“There are terrible environments at many schools, but there are huge dangers that go with any federal effort to police expression,” says Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom.
Okay, I just got back from a weekend with the family and I’m catching up on some correspondence when I came upon this in my inbox from the We Build The Wall organizers over the weekend:
This is Brian Kolfage. I want to make sure you all are aware that we moved our venue to Cobo Center.
Two reasons why. We outgrew the Warren location by a long shot. We aren’t sure how many 1000’s are showing up so we need to be prepared.
Secondly, security. We need command and control of this event and the venue Cobo Center offers this security for our guests.
With onsite secure parking, and onsite security who is trained to deal with these functions they are highly competent. Furthermore, we have 18 on duty Detroit Police Officers dedicated to working out event.
With all these steps taken we believe security of our guests and speakers to be priority and have mitigated any mishaps from protestors who will not be permitted in the venue or building.
This is going to be an awesome event for everyone and want to ensure it’s safe and secure for you and your friends.
Thank you for understanding! I hope to see you there!
While I’m glad at the outpouring of support for this event which apparently has more Conservatives backing it, than who attended last months GOP State Convention (how sad is that), I’ve got to chime in a several items regarding this Thursday’s event.
With all due respect to Mr. Kolfage, if anyone thinks that they’ve got the agitators under control…you don’t.
Yes, you can “secure” Cobo Hall and keep them at bay.
No, you cannot keep them from harassing attendees entering or exiting Cobo, or worse yet, vandalizing property. The Cobo Parking lots CANNOT be secured. Not only is it a public parking lot, it’s just far too big to effectively patrol.
Making matters worse, my sources have tipped me off that they are already aware of the new venue and are already planning for it. Unfortunately, that’s all I have at the moment.
This IS NOT meant to warn people away.
Just the opposite. I want to see as many people as possible at Cobo this Thursday. I especially want to see them arrive and leave as safely as possible for what should be a memorable evening (in a good way).
I would just want to make a friendly warning for attendees to locate other parking options around Downtown Detroit. There are many within walking distance of Cobo, and this is one of the rare times when I’ll advocate using it, take the People Mover to get to and from Cobo.
So to wrap things up, The We Build The Wall Michigan Town Hall will NOW be held at Cobo Hall in Downtown Detroit in Hall “B” from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
And from The We Build The Wall event page:
DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM SHARP AT COBO CENTER
NEED GOVERNMENT ID MATCHING TICKET TO GAIN ENTRANCE
To ensure the safety and security of all guests, we respectfully request that attendees refrain from bringing back packs or any other personal bags or luggage. Upon arrival you will be subject to a security check prior to entry which will include metal detecting wands and a possible pat down in the event the wand detects metal of any kind.
Again, I’m not trying to scare anyone away. Forewarned and forearmed…that sort of thing.
Join us at a Michigan Town Hall with Brian Kolfage, Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach, Sheriff Clarke, Angel Families and MORE.
About this Event
Michigan Townhall with Brian Kolfage, Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach, Sheriff Clarke, Angel Families and MORE.
Michigan Conservative Union
OANN- One American News Network
The Gateway Pundit
We Build The Wall, Inc.
⭐ We acknowledge that the federal government won’t be able to accept American Citizen donations specifically for the wall anytime soon.
⭐American citizens in the private sector are better equipped than our own government to use the donated funds to build an actual wall on the southern border.
⭐We Build The Wall, Inc’s highly experienced team is highly competent and will complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government, while meeting or exceeding all required regulatory, engineering, and environmental specifications.
***Ticket to event is free only to supporters of the wall, we reserve the right to remove anyone from the event for any reason at any time. You may be required to show ID with ticket upon entry.***
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith says he will charge a Clinton Township man who allegedly operated a dentist office in his basement where he saw one or two patients a day, according to the Associated Press. The suspect’s identity as not been released, but he is scheduled to be formally arraigned Friday.
In a statement release Friday, Smith said police found a dentist chair, an X-ray machine, molds for teeth and other items in the suspect’s home. Smith went on to say authorities “are thankful that someone had the courage to come forward.” The man allegedly used referrals from his local church to find and treat patients.
Now, parents out there, I don’t want to hear about you getting caught tying a string around your child’s deciduous tooth that’s loose and yanking it … ’cause yannow … operating as an unlicensed health professional is 4 year felony in Michigan. You have been warned.
Sad as it is to accept this is where we’re at today, folks. For those who have been paying attention, if your memory serves you well, you will recall the indoctrinated functioning illiterate in this video posted here are today’s 52%, which Dr. Gorka is speaking about.
That stated, this is why for at minimum the next 4 years in Michigan, we will not be moving ahead, no, we will be expending that energy on curtailing if not stoping dead in its tracks- garbage like this.
Oh, I know, losing the top three offices was completely unavoidable because of a “boat anchor” and/or The Grassroots™ had a fart stuck crossways or, something to that effect. It is how Boobus Michiganderus rolls on the Right.