It is rare when one topic can bring everyone to stand still, but a virus has and it has revealed and even more dangerous virus--Government overreach and abuse of power. We should be unified instead, we are even more divided.
It is rare when one topic can bring everyone to stand still, but a virus has and it has revealed and even more dangerous virus–Government overreach and abuse of power. We should be united instead, we are even more divided.
Each of us will handle ourselves as we feel appropriate, and we don’t require the government to treat us like children dictating terms of our survival, nor do we need them deeming us “essential or not”, and the economic damage caused by the government could be felt for years to come by each of us.
Add to the mix another type of government over-reach, which are the abuses by some in law enforcement, and political opportunists ready to exploit American tragedy.
This week, America will pause for Memorial Day, a day when we honor those who have fallen in defense of our freedom. But Freedom is more threatened now than at any time since General Howe nearly defeated Washington’s army on the shores of Long Island in 1776. In an effort to protect us from a deadly virus, governors from all 50 states shut down their economies and issued stay at home orders to their citizenship.
Today, I want to illustrate the Christian faith as the foundation of our freedom. I will begin with two statements, followed by examples that explain and support those statements. The first statement is that America’s Freedom and Greatness is built upon a Christian Foundation. I understand that secularists decry this statement. They believe that our nation’s greatness is due to other factors such as geography, our laws, or our democracy. But other nations have all of those same elements.
Some might go so far as to say that religions contributed to our greatness. But again, look at other religious nations. In fact, look at the most religious nations in the world today, where Sharia Law is practiced, and you will not find greatness or freedom, you will only find oppression and poverty. Yet, here in America, greatness and supremacy in economics is powered and influenced, not by religions, but by its Christian foundation.
The 1945 PA 302 does not grant unilateral power grab authority. PA 390 Provided a check on her (or any governor’s) ability to extend such authority and subordinates PA302 with the addition of extension rules.
No one should adhere to her tyrannical decrees beginning May 1, unless Michigan’s legislature makes the mistake of extending her Emergency Declaration. Be strong and hold the line Michigan.
For too many decades, health care in Michigan might well have been better and cost far less!
Michigan has been CONned for far too long.
The Certificate Of Need rules in Michigan have resulted in less competition, higher health care costs, and reduced flexibility when emergency situations arise. Limiting the choice of consumers to bloated bureaucratic health care systems that have no incentive to keep costs down or protect their employees naturally.
Sorry for mistaken nation versus state numbers. Watch the video, you’ll know what I mean.
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.
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.
“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples…’”
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?
Some readers may recall this term bandied about several years ago, when Congress being Congress, went on a spending spree that can be accurately compared to giving an alcoholic an open bar tab and then being shocked when not only all of the top shelf inventory is cleaned out first, but the rest of the bar as well.
Take a wild guess what happened earlier this week?
LARA instruction clarifies the intent of Michigan to keep its citizens SICK
This is not a drill.
In the email inbox today is an instruction to physicians to REPORT any use outside of the ‘normal’ (accepted use) of hydroxychloroquine or lose their licenses. The following is the exact text: and available on their FB page as well
Dear Licensed Prescribers and Dispensers:
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has received multiple allegations of Michigan physicians inappropriately prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to themselves, family, friends, and/or coworkers without a legitimate medical purpose.
Prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine without further proof of efficacy for treating COVID-19 or with the intent to stockpile the drug may create a shortage for patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other ailments for which chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are proven treatments. Reports of this conduct will be evaluated and may be further investigated for administrative action. Prescribing any kind of prescription must also be associated with medical documentation showing proof of the medical necessity and medical condition for which the patient is being treated. Again, these are drugs that have not been proven scientifically or medically to treat COVID-19.