As the state of Michigan passes 180 days of strict lockdown rules the residents of one country are being told by officials to ignore orders and return to normal. Alcona County, along Michigan’s East coast on Lake Huron, issued a board resolution that encourages civil disobedience against the Governor’s harsh rulings. Residents of the state are losing patience with Gretchen Whitmer and her excessive rules.
“We are not advocating to over-throw or abolishment, but if these practices continue, civil disobedience and ignoring the over-reaching and oppressive Executive Orders that have been afflicted on our citizens, akin to the “Boston Tea Party”, which was respectful to the cargo vessels but not to the cargo itself. Thoreau declared that if the government required people to participate in injustice by obeying “unjust laws,” then people should “break the laws” even if they ended up in prison. “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly,” he asserted, “the true place for a just man is also a prison.”Alcona County Board
Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is facing serious backlash from residents who are growing tired of the state’s lockdown and mask orders. Many bars and restaurants remain closed while gyms and pools were only allowed to reopen this week, if they follow extremely strict guidelines.
Recall efforts are moving swiftly in the state. The “Unlock Michigan” petition has passed its threshold for action in the state congress. More than 400,000 residents signed the petition which will now get reviewed in Lansing. Whitmer has taken harsh left wing positions in her capacity of leadership and has upended decades of precedent, forcing residents to take to congress for changes.
This week the Governor praised Democratic candidate Biden for his visit to Michigan. President Trump is visiting Freeland, Michigan tonight which the Governor has called “concerning.” The Michigan Secretary of State also spoke at the Democratic National Convention and instructed voters to text the Biden campaign number for voter information.
In July an executive order from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer takes effect. Her order mandates the use of masks both indoors and out. The order includes threat of fines to anyone who violates the order. The order also threatens the licenses of businesses who do not refuse service to customers who do not follow the order.
Leaked email correspondence with the Oakland County Sheriff indicates he’s unwilling to enforce the order. He says plainly that the order “is not a law” but says the department will respond to complaints and calls for service. Various Sheriffs across the country have publicly stated they will not enforce Governor mandated mask orders, explaining that executive orders are not law.