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Michigan Sues the Governor ...UPDATED

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posted on May, 13 2020 @ 09:51 PM

originally posted by: Tukota
I’ve just learned that FB has removed the Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine group with 380,000 members due to “misinformation”. It’s pretty bad here in MI when the censorship hits these levels.

Here's the story, and I see they have a new page

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 01:17 PM
The key here that everyone seems to be missing is that a Governor's right to executive order does not preempt their Constitutional rights or federal or state laws. Governor Whitmer made an executive order. Even her own legislature is challenging the orders she is making as to whether they violate state law.

The bottom line is that Governor Whitmer has no legal right or Constitutional power to DEMAND that a legally operating US Citizen cease and desist his only means of work and providing for himself and his family. NONE.....

Just because she "deems it so" does not make it right, accurate, or legal.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 01:22 PM
Livingston County Prosecutor defies Gov. Whitmer’s executive orders on legal, not partisan grounds

What I find mind boggling is that most politicians put their finger in the wind and at least try to garner support for their positions. This woman seems to act a like a bull in a china shop....she is so drunk on power and hopes to become Biden's VP that she absolutely doesn't care what bridges she is burning along the way.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 02:19 PM
a reply to: CIAGypsy

Sadly, her state of emergency does allow it.
The issue I see is her tyrannical approach to this lockdown.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 02:20 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

How in the hell has this gone on this long without Nugent putting flaming arrows in an effigy of her or telling her to suck his AR?
edit on 14-5-2020 by burdman30ott6 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 02:22 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

But I thought she no longer had a state of emergency because the legislature refused to extend it. She couldn't extend it by herself. She needed them to agree to do it, and they didn't. That's why they're suing her. Everything she's doing now is under the assumption that she can deem her own States of Emergency forever once she gets the first legal one ... sort of like how most third world dictators only need to get elected legally the first time.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 02:27 PM
a reply to: burdman30ott6

Now that you mention it......
Where the hell is Ted!!!!!?????!!

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 02:32 PM
a reply to: ketsuko
I think she extended unilaterally anyway...

There are two laws,1945 and 1976. She picks and choose which she wants to use.
The 1945 law may have been enacted in response to race riots, and may also be unconstitutional.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 03:10 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Didn't Ted abandon us, for Texas? I thought he did.

I'm concerned about things getting violent, and her using it to lock us down harder.
Even though it will be her fault.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 03:32 PM
a reply to: chiefsmom

Yeah, he lives in Texas....but still.....native son an all

I think we get partially sprung in 10 days.....
Retail ‘probably’ included in next wave of reopenings in Michigan, Gov. Whitmer says

And while she may allow'll have to "go" in the woods as it looks like public bathrooms will not open.

Her next step is NOT ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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posted on May, 14 2020 @ 03:57 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

That's assuming she doesn't spank you all and ground you to your rooms for longer because some people protested her with Whitler signs today.

That's just mean, y'all.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 04:35 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

Citizens don't deserve the spanking.
Politicians, now..........

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 10:03 AM
Ive heard some rumblings the past few days that Whitless is going to pull a Cuomo on nursing homes here in Mi. Any truth to this that someone might know about ?

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 10:11 AM
a reply to: pugsrpugs

You'd think not, with all the publicity this is starting to get.

Do we know she hasn't in the past.
With all the people in Michigan who died over the age of 75, one wonders how many of them are in some sort of senior facility?

posted on May, 15 2020 @ 01:08 PM
Gretchen Whitmer, GOP square off in court over Michigan emergency powers

Well, this won't be over any time soon, either way.
We can only hope and pray that the Michigan Supreme Court rules in favor of Michigan.....and not allow a 1945 law ---enacted after race riots in Detroit--- to lock down the entire state.

It’s not clear when Stephens will make a decision, though an appeal is likely, first before the state Court of Appeals and ultimately the state Supreme Court. As she signed off on arguments, Stephens told lawyers the case will likely “be on its way to my big bosses, the Supreme Court.”

Arthur Siegal, an Southfield-based attorney who specializes in governmental compliance laws, said that based on the judge’s questions, he believes she will issue a split decision that doesn’t satisfy either party,

But if the Supreme Court upholds Whitmer’s use of the 1945 law, that would give Whitmer and other governors unilateral authority in emergency declarations unless private citizens challenge them in court, Siegal said.

edit on Fri May 15 2020 by DontTreadOnMe because: clarity

Added another source
edit on Fri May 15 2020 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 16 2020 @ 06:28 PM
Tuscola County is on a path to reopen.....

The county has 48% of people employed by small businesses.....they need to reopen before it is too late.....

posted on May, 18 2020 @ 06:50 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Small Business in the United States.

This is from last year but still relevent.

It is a common misconception that the U.S. economy is dominated by huge corporations when in fact roughly 99 percent of all independent enterprises in the country employ fewer than 500 people, meaning small businesses technically dominate the market in the United States, accounting for 52 percent of all workers according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

According to the United States Department of State, "some 19.6 million Americans work for companies employing fewer than 20 workers, 18.4 million work for firms employing between 20 and 99 workers, and 14.6 million work for firms with 100 to 499 workers; by contrast, 47.7 million Americans work for firms with 500 or more employees."

That's 52.6 million who work for small businesses and 47.7 million working for the large companies.

It's the 19.6 million who have the smallest businesses, gig & commission workers who are also self-employed and people who market from home who will be utterly destroyed and many can't qualify for help and the banks will not loan to them. The banks limit loans to people who honestly don't need them for the most part and the money is finite.

60 Minutes did a piece on rural hospitals and clinics a week or two ago, and they are in danger of failing due to lack of business. It's not just the professions people think about. Some, perhaps more than a few will close leaving rural people with only one option, they have to go to a large city for care or have no care.

Politicians react to political stimuli in emergencies, or perceived emergencies, without regard for the aftermath. It's what they do, it's who they are. They slap a bandage on it and never treat the infection, and when the infection spreads, they blame it on the other party.

There is not a doubt in my mind your governor wanted to be VP and now that Biden would never touch her, she's stuck in a trap she set it seems to me. I see she has the usual pedigree for politicians. Family who held office, a law degree and an obvious desire to keep moving up the ladder.

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