Does one relinquish their rights in Michigan in order to foster a child?
Attorney Bill Schuette does a solid here.
Nick Lyon is having a bad week, but probably deserves it. He is now on trial for Flint’s water based woes (why Michigan ever became involved in this however is beyond me), and the department he runs is being sued for constitutional violations.
William and Jill Johnson live in Ontonagon Michigan. They wanted to take care of their grandson. They also wanted to step up and offer their home to foster other children in need. This last part put them at odds with MDHHS and along with others sharing their interest sued MDHHS director Lyon and the state of Michigan.
11. The Johnsons were asked by the State of Michigan to be foster parents to their grandchild. When Johnson and Jill and Mason went to pick up Johnson’s grandson at the MDHHS, Johnson was searched. Even though Johnson was not carrying a firearm, the MDHHS officials still demandedto see Johnson’s Concealed Pistol License. The caseworkers stated that Mr. Johnson, a 100% disabled veteran, was going to have to give them the serial numbers for all of his guns, including shotguns and rifles. When Johnson questioned the caseworkers about this, they told him: “if you want to care for your grandson you will have to give up some of your constitutional rights.” They then told the Johnsons that “there would not be a power struggle, that they would just take his grandson and place him in a foster home.” The MDHHS later said they had “big concerns” over Johnson exercising his Second Amendment rights and carrying a firearm. There is nothing in Johnson’s history that would warrant such concerns.
The holidays are here! Black Friday has been extended into your family time, and store owners are learning a lesson; When you have your business in someone else’s house, you had best be prepared to live by their rules. Of course that may include opening when you have no reason to open. From MLive:
“TRAVERSE CITY, MI — If the Regis salon had its choice, the store in the Grand Traverse Mall would not have opened its doors on Thanksgiving.
But the alternative was to pay the mall a fine of around $500, the salon’s manager told MLive and The Grand Rapids Press.”
Not unlike government, which zones your options away, the Malls have expectations apparently enforced by contract.
Can there be a comparison to Jim Crow and the behavioral based desire for special treatment by LGBT?
Outstanding courage on display in Lansing yesterday (H/T Stacy Swimp)
A generous crowd of pastors and ministers as well as others who see the fight for forced ‘equality’ under the guise of civil rights to be not only wrong, but dangerous to real civil rights and equality reforms.
The legislature would be making a grave mistake by enabling more of the family and liberty destroying agenda through the LGBT desired changes to the Elliot Larsen civil rights act. By forcing one group to accept another group’s behavior or face punishment is an affront to our constitutionally protected liberties.
Credit is due to those who take this seriously enough to stand up and face its evil.