Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has conducted herself like a Third World dictator throughout the pandemic. Growing discontent among citizens, militias, sheriffs, business owners, and even judges has prompted widespread protest of her unconstitutional lockdown orders.
While many states are beginning to relax Stay at Home mandates and reopen businesses, Gov. Whitmer issued an executive order extending perhaps the most onerous lockdown edict in the nation. In mid-April, angry residents organized an #OperationGridlock traffic jam when hundreds of vehicles entered Lansing. Cars and trucks obstructed the city streets blaring horns in protest of the fascist-style directives. The enraged citizens brought the city to a halt.
Armed militia entered the state’s Capitol in a show of defiance. The peaceful show of force prompted the liberal governor to ask for an unconstitutional firearm ban from the Michigan State Capitol Commission. The unelected body roundly thumbed its nose at Whitmer by kicking the can down the road and only forming a panel to study the measure.
And that’s largely been the response in the battleground state. Residents and officials alike are engaged in a simmering rebellion that could boil over at any moment. In small-town Owosso, a 77-year-old barber reopened his shop after unemployment rejected his rightful claim three consecutive times.
“When the Governor said we’re going to have another 28 days, it knocked me to my knees. I couldn’t take another 28 days. I had to get back to work,” barbershop owner Karl Manke reportedly said. “I’ve gone through 14 different administrations, and I’ve never seen anything like this at all. No, I’ve never seen this type of an oppression by a government ever, not even during the ’60s.”
State attorney general Dana Nessel, a fellow Democrat, moved swiftly to break the barbershop rebellion. But the attorney general was met with resistance from law enforcement. Shiawassee County Sheriffs adamantly oppose the liberal extremist’s anti-American executive order.
“I have decided within my authority that our office cannot and will not divert our primary resources and efforts towards enforcement of Governor Whitmer’s executive orders,” Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole reportedly stated, adding that he has a “responsibility to serve and protect the citizens of Shiawassee County and to ensure their rights as described in both state and federal Constitution.”
The Shiawassee County Sheriff department also appears to agree with the barber’s attorney that Whitmer’s latest order is illegal.
“The government charged Karl with criminal misdemeanor violations for allegedly violating Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders (EO). All the EOs issued by the governor after April 30, 2020, however, are illegal and unlawful because the Legislature refused to extend her declared state of emergency past that date,” attorney David Kallman reportedly said.
He continued, “At the direction of the Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel, the DHHS Order was personally served on Karl at his barbershop by six Michigan State Police Officers. This order violates the public health code and has not been properly issued.”
Whitmer responded to the barbershop rebellion much like one would expect any dictator.
“I expect people to follow the law. These executive orders are not a suggestion, they’re not optional, they’re not helpful hints,” Whitmer reportedly said.
The power-drunk Governor found no ally in the courts as a Michigan judge refused to enforce the illegal lockdown order or instruct Manke to close his barber shop. But even if Whitmer tries judge-shopping to find a biased liberal to do her bidding, it will have little impact on proud Americans in Michigan.
“I don’t care, really, if I have to spend all of the money I’m making right now to pay my fine. It’s worth it,” Manke reportedly said, adding that he’ll only stop “if they drag me out in the street or Jesus comes. You have to have courage!”