Pushback on Extended, and More Intrusive, Stay-at-Home Orders
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
With weekly jobless claims spiking to 22 million in the month since the U.S, the economy went into lockdown, protests against government-imposed closures are growing.
Michigan is becoming a center of anti-closure activity, with protestors pushing back against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) sweeping executive orders that go so far as to tell larger retail stores what they can and cannot sell:
Close areas of the store—by cordoning them off, placing signs in aisles, posting prominent signs, removing goods from shelves, or other appropriate means—that are dedicated to the following classes of goods:
- (A) Carpet or flooring.
- (B) Furniture.
- (C) Garden centers and plant nurseries.
- (D) Paint.
Whitmer’s orders have even drawn criticism from some liberal commentators:
So, in a time in which people feel insecure about their food sources due to depleted grocery shelves, and may find themselves drawn to the idea of a modicum of self-sufficiency by home-growing vegetables, their governor impedes their access to seeds. Yes, seeds can be bought online, if you can find them — Amazon and Burpees and some other big sellers are sold out of most things — but this measure is unnecessary. True, the fewer items for sale, the fewer people will come to the store. It may seem justified. Please also know that booze, weed, and lottery tickets are still available for sale.
That’s right: Michigan residents may not be allowed to buy paint or vegetable seeds, but they can buy all the lottery tickets they want. The state uses lottery profits to fund education, so such sales must be “essential.”
Another development to watch: whether local sheriffs balk at enforcing more intrusive containment orders. In Michigan, four local sheriffs have said they will not strictly enforce the Governor’s orders, and will instead use “common sense” when addressing apparent violations.
This autocratic Governor has a Napolian Complex. Remember in November.
This crap will end soon! We the people will not be their prisoners and allow them to force their Hitler garbage on us!
Colorado has idiot rules too. Recently, two fishermen were fined $1000. each for riding in the same vehicle to their destination. This is a serious government overreach and a gross violation of basic law and common sense.
The Governor wants to be Biden’s running mate and is trying to show her strength. As with Biden and most Democrats she ends up showing that she is incompetent.
Can’t say I feel sorry for them . They voted her in, and you get what you pay for …
I sure as hell didn’t vote for a george soros trained traitor!
The photo shows her enjoying the attention. She seems to enjoy power and is abusive. God bless all. I don’t really think she cares about the people in her state, but loves feeling important.
Go to the ballot box and elect a real governor
It is time that we make people qualify to be government leaders. Today you need more qualifications to be a janitor then to be a congressperson.
I am glad to see people standing up against repressive and oppressive moves on the part of governor like the one in Michigan. We are not a nation of sheep to be herded and penned up. We have common sense and desire to keep ourselves and our families safe. It is interesting to note which party is the most iron-fisted. Both start with the same letter as in dumb, dim-witted, dope, and draconian. And the winner is the Democrats. Meanwhile we can watch as Nancy Pelosi licks her favorite gourmet ice cream just as in France before the beheadings began. “Let them eat cake.”