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Whitmer’s Executive Orders are More Like Guidelines than Actual Rules

Whitmer lashed out at residents on Monday.

“I expect people to follow the law,” she said.

“These executive orders are not a suggestion. They’re not optional. They’re not helpful hints.”

Yeah. They also are not laws.

As they described the villain in the movie Speed, they are “the whims of a [madwoman]”.

She is correct, though, in stating that “they’re not helpful”.

As far as her expectation that Michiganders follow her “law”? I think Michiganders have been clear in answering “I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Means ‘no’.”

Thankfully, Michigan prosecutors and law enforcement are taking notice and not enforcing the Governor’s whims:

Murphy said Whitmer has been creating “Frequently Asked Questions” about the orders, which some people are interpreting as the substance of the order.

For example, I go out and ticket a boat that’s operating with a motor and I get hauled into court and the judge says, “What are you doing?”

“Hey, I’m upholding the executive order. Governor says you can operate a boat, but you can’t operate a boat with a motor.” And I hold up this executive order that nowhere in that executive order does it say you can’t have a motor. She mentioned that in a press conference. She mentioned that in the Frequently Asked Questions. But it was not in the order. So I’m supposed to uphold an order that’s not clear and concise that’s based on Frequently Asked Questions.

He said he was cautioned by the county prosecutor on enforcement “because there is a ton of ambiguity on the orders.”

Murphy also theorized that courts are “not going to get jammed up” with these types of enforcements, since they have been closed for two months, and he said he could “all but assure you” that they will get dismissed.

He invited the attorney general’s office to conduct investigations and enforce Whitmer’s orders.

Murphy denied being political in his decision and said he is “a sheriff making the best decision I can for the men and women in my office and the county as a whole.”

He encouraged residents to conduct proper hygiene and respect social distancing.

“Me deciding whether or not to enforce an executive order isn’t going to do anything to keep you safe,” Murphy said.

The fact is that SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 cases amount to 0.5% of the Michigan population and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 deaths amount to 0.05% of the Michigan population.

And among the 0-59 age group, your chance of dying of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 is 4% or less.

It is utter madness to hold hostage and destroy the livelihoods of 9.987 million people over a virus no more deadly than seasonal flu. Utter. Madness.

People should start referring to Gretchen Whitmer as “The Madwoman in Michigan”.

May 14, 2020 , 6:15AM Posted by | COVID-19 | Comments Off on Whitmer’s Executive Orders are More Like Guidelines than Actual Rules