Opinion

Whitmer: do less campaigning, more governing

Whitmer: do less campaigning, more governing

Over the last several weeks, Michigan families have suffered greatly due to Governor Whitmer’s coronavirus restrictions; while most can agree that social distancing guidelines, along with habitual handwashing are necessary, it’s also the opinion of many that prohibiting things like boating, selling gardening materials, and landscaping is not of the essence to mitigate the virus – there are so many activities that could be safely performed, that are prohibited by this order. The question I ask you, Governor Whitmer, is: why close down businesses if they can stay operational with little to no increase in infection spread?

While some mitigation strategies should be employed, shutting down our economy should not be an action that is ever relished – I feel that is, unfortunately, the case for our Governor. It appears that she is wallowing in the constant media appearances. Will our Governor do what’s right and quit trying to obfuscate her end goal? Will she confess the campaign for Vice President instead of camouflaging it with “doing her job”?

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Wasn’t that YOUR job???

Senate Majority Leader Shirkey is taking to the interwebs, and here on social media, this week in order to engender support to re-open Michigan for business.

Say, didn’t they hold a session in the Michigan Senate just last Tuesday to take action on this very topic?

Can anyone tell me how that went?

Now he wants us to call Gov. Witless’ office to complain?

Did your smoke-filled backroom deal with her people not go according to plan Sen. Shirkey?

Me??? Showing actual leadership.

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The Way It Should Have Been Done

Our state's Karen did it wrong.

Gretchen Whitmer has clearly been waiting for the opportunity to flex her Grrrl power.

Kurt Schlichter appropriately addresses the rise of these ‘Karens‘ recently.  His today piece hits a home run as usual (the guy bats about .880, and all of them bring in runs)  He writes:

“These mewling Mussolinis need to be slapped back, verbally if not physically, but as long as we are under this lockdown, they will not stop. They live for this, the chance to dictate to and control us, and the problem is some of them have positions of power.

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This is not to say that the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is fake or unserious, nor that we should ignore it and pretend that it’s just another flu. It is to say that there is more going on now than a respiratory ailment. There’s an economic ailment that most of us are painfully aware of, and there is a freedom ailment, where the Karens in everyday life and in the corridors or power are taking advantage of this crisis to let their fascist flag fly.

When you have some petty official commanding Christians not to gather together in worship, that’s a line that they don’t get to cross. ..”

That line they don’t get to cross..

Truly you must read the rest, then read whatever the hell he writes every day he writes it from here on out.

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Not Even Close

Our elected officials continue to fail on the most important part of their jobs.

Is the oath of office even worth administering?

One must wonder when across the country, governors are using presumed powers of emergency to openly violate several sections of the bill of rights with only an “OMG!” from the leadership in the legislature to date. No actions to rescind her emergency powers are on the table, nor are there any ’emergency sessions’ of the legislature scheduled to rectify this mistake.

Government doesn’t exist to protect us from ourselves, though many seem to accept this fact.  It doesn’t exist to tell our business owners how to sell their products, though so many roll over and allow it to happen, and it surely doesn’t exist to tell us how we can worship or assemble.

In fact according to the constitution and the item that seemed of greatest importance to the bill of rights when crafted, was that included in the 1st amendment!  The freedom to assemble, gather, and bring our complaints through process is sacrosanct!

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Could we imagine what the media/press would do, if told they could not report any more?

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April 09 2020 – The Rule Of Law

If the governor cannot abide by the law, why should anyone else?

I am not advocating for lawlessness.

But the basis under which Whitmer has crafted EO 2020-33 is not entirely within the scope of the law.  PA390, the act under which certain transgressions of our daily liberties might be enacted, does have rules that the governor must follow.

Specifically, it must describe the manner under which we can be assured that the ‘disaster’ has been resolved.  the order must describe the conditions under which, if met become the basis for rescinding such an order.

As you see in the actual order 2020-33, it cites PA390 and in particular the section which grants her authority to make an EO.  It does not however, describe what constitutes an end to the ‘disaster’ as required by section 3.

So, is this order even legitimate?

And going beyond even this particular evidence that this governor is both power hungry and in over her head, are her edicts about movement and congregation even lawful?

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I would be far more concerned with our governor’s actions at this time, than with a bug.

They say that in building and maintaining a brand, messaging is vitally important.

The Guv didn’t stray too far from that lesson tonight.

{The Right Michigan rundown from her (second) Statewide Huwan Virus Town Hall continues below the fold.}

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Well, this should be good. I think?

From the inbox…

I’ve been told that the guv will be holding a statewide town hall, on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00pm

Even though there was one last week, this is apparently the first one that will be shown here in Southeastern Michigan on every local television station.

Given her SS-orders, they will be taking questions from the public at the link I included above. No chance to attend one of these in person, even though she had the media attending in-person her others forays in front of the TV cameras.

Say, can the governor be cited for violating her own “social distancing” orders?

Will she go over and above her “emergency powers” and announce the cancellation the rest of the public school year because of Detroit?

Will she ask for an extension of her “emergency powers”…due to expire April 13th?

Will she have a plan on how to address the monumental economic damage her orders have caused Michigan’s economy (without blaming Pres. Trump)?

Tune in and find out.

It’s not as if you can go out and do anything else…

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Doing something right for a change.

There was a story which a friend of mine passed along to me several years ago regarding early American History, specifically relating to government spending, which I immediately enjoyed and still remember to this day.

It focused on a conversation between one Davy Crockett and a constituent by the name of Horatio Bunce, regarding an appropriations bill in the US House of Representatives. Mr. Bunce took issue with not only the speed the appropriation was made, but why it was even made in the first place. During their conversation, he also drove that point solidly home by reminding the then campaigning Rep. Crockett:

“The people have delegated to Congress, by the Constitution, the power to do certain things. To do these, it is authorized to collect and pay moneys, and for nothing else. Everything beyond this is usurpation, and a violation of the Constitution.”

Let’s just say that Rep. Crockett had an interesting response to that situation to say the least (along with how it guided his future decisions).
So, what does a discussion nearly two centuries ago have to do with Michigan Politics today?

{Press that button below to find out.}

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