First off, a big “Thank You” to those of you who took part in the Unlock Michigan petition campaign (Part 1).
After all of the political and legal hurdles which were thrown down in front of everyone, we had finally removed one of the laws which were misused and abused by a megalomaniac to destroy Michigan.
Second, a big “Thank You” goes out to the Michigan Legislature, both Senate and House for acting on this in a very timely manner. I was especially impressed by the fact that the Michigan House took this up immediately following the Roll Call and Morning Invocation after the session had began on Wednesday.
Third, I have a short message to pass along from The Unlock Michigan Team below.
Following an appalling display of hubris from elected officials on “both sides” of the aisle over the undeniably obvious election fraud which occurred last month, Conservatives are not only asking themselves why this level of theft has been allowed to happen against President Trump given the actors involved, but are now asking themselves “What’s next”?
Multiple media outlets and the Michigan Republican Party have reported that a lawsuit has been filed in the Michigan Court challenging Gov. Witless’ authority to crank out an endless litany of Executive Orders relating to the Wuhan virus.
They have asked for an expedited ruling in this matter.
Two quick points:
First, it was filed in the Michigan Court of Claims. Their track record in this area, Judge Murray’s legal rationale especially, is questionable at best and laughable at worst. Martinko, et al vs. Whitmer is a perfect example of my skepticism.
I DO NOT see them ruling favorably in this case. It will most likely be going to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Second, this is only going to address PA 302 of 1945, it does not address anything else.
We already have an AG shooting off “opinions” on the legality of a rogue governor’s actions. While it is doubtful that they will be upheld, AG Nessel’s actions do throw a monkey wrench into the works of bringing Michigan back.
FYI, I’m speaking to a few people regarding a second front to dealing with PA 302…more to follow.
Another “lost decade” is not out of the realm of possibility if the governor’s actions are not remedied in time.
The result could not be even remotely legal, so how can the proposal go forward?
The name “Puppets not People.” Would be more apt.
Proposal 2 of 2018 is one of the most bizarre creations to be tested before the voting public. Several pages of changes to our state constitution without the benefit of a convention, and a significant change to state government through a vote where maybe TWO or THREE percent of voters will have a full understanding of the changes being made.
The Michigan Supreme Court failed miserably in stopping what amounts to a coup of Michigan’s constitution.It should immediately review and recall its decision, or face future docket challenges it cannot meet.
The mess this proposal will create is undeniable. Literally prepared for court battles, the proposal inserts language into our constitution that authorizes the commission to ‘prosecute’ the legislature for financial ability to defend itself against expected redistricting challenges. What this means is that unlimited taxpayer dollars will be used to fend off any taxpayer disagreements with whatever crazy apportionment happens.
This ‘clever’ bit of political takeover quite frankly takes the power AWAY from the people of Michigan. The Orwellian name ‘voters not politicians’ gives certain political influences (through social media and misinformation) more of a permanent grasp on the political mechanics, with little or no chance for timely corrections.
Multiple news outlets have reported that the Michigan Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision upheld the democratic party “independent/grassroots” Voters Not Politicians petition initiative to create a non-partisan commission to redraw every voting district in Michigan.
In writing for the majority Justices Viviano, McCormack, Bernstein & Clement said;
“Here, that approach leads us to conclude that a voter-initiated amendment under Const 1963, art 12, § 2 is permissible if it does not significantly alter or abolish the form or structure of our government, making it tantamount to creating a new constitution.”
Yeah that’s sounds great on paper, but exactly how did they intend on accomplishing this nigh impossible feat?