We are currently at a historic crossroad within our state.
Our governor has taken it upon herself, to bestow her office with virtually unlimited power and authority.
She has utilized that to imprison our fellow citizens within their own homes, unilaterally decided which Michiganians are essential along with those of us who are not, has placed the health and safety of our most vulnerable population in mortal danger for the sake of her own bureaucratic convenience, has significantly damaged Michigan’s economy through a series of contradictory and mystifying executive orders and has turned Michiganian against Michiganian via the same.
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.
While driving around last weekend, I noticed something unexpected that I didn’t pick up on right away.
Business that were deemed “unessential”, had opened up, some with customers seen entering and exiting.
Families, some with small children were seen walking around and playing in parks.
And before people think that I’m narcing on business in Macomb County, quick reminder I drive…a lot! This didn’t take place in Macomb. ‘Nuff said there.
Yesterday afternoon, I spent some time with family and we ended walking up to the local park.
One of my younger family members had asked me about what was happening, why they were not in school and things like that.
I attempted to explain to them as simply as I could about what happens. I explained to them that people try to act as best as they can based on the information available. I also told them that when people get scared, despite the information available, they make choices which make absolutely no sense. I tried to break it down as best as I could, but despite my best attempts, I don’t think that they got it.
By that point, we had gotten to the playground and they had lost interest. We watched them for about an hour running around, and even gasp, playing with other children from that area. The other parents were not objecting.
That brought a smile to my face once the realization kicked in was occurring. People have had enough. People are not waiting for permission.
Hopefully, this is a trend that will continue to grow as the week progresses.