Whitmer Issues New Mask Mandate Anyway After Michigan Supreme Court Spikes Her Emergency Powers

Daily Wire – by Tim Pearce

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving forward with new health mandates despite a state Supreme Court ruling last week that struck down her extended emergency powers.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued new orders on Monday to keep in place mask requirements, limits on public gatherings, and other health codes put in place by the governor’s administration during the coronavirus pandemic. The fresh mandates come days after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Whitmer lacked the authority to continue to enforce emergency health codes for the pandemic.

“When it comes to fighting COVID-19, we are all in this together. We need Michiganders everywhere to do their part by wearing masks and practicing safe physical distancing so we can keep our schools and small businesses open and protect the brave men and women serving on the front lines of this crisis,” Whitmer said in a statement. “The epidemic order that [MDHHS] Director Gordon issued today is an important step to protect Michiganders across the state from the spread of COVID-19. Let’s all mask up and stay safe.”

Whitmer’s office said the new orders are based on authority given to the governor during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, which was not challenged in the court decision.

“Violations of this order are punishable by a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months or a fine of not more than $200, or both. Violations of this order are also punishable by a civil fine of up to $1,000,” MDHHS said

The court ruled against Whitmer on Friday, saying that neither the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act nor the 1976 Emergency Management Act granted Whitmer the authority to extend her executive power under multiple, consecutive emergency declarations. The court said in a 4-3 majority ruling that “We conclude that the Governor lacked the authority to declare a ‘state of emergency’ or a ‘state of disaster’ under the EMA after April 30, 2020, on the basis of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Furthermore, we conclude that the EPGA is in violation of the Constitution of our state because it purports to delegate to the executive branch the legislative powers of state government – including its plenary police powers – and to allow the exercise of such powers indefinitely,” the ruling said.

The governor slammed the court’s decision in a Friday statement, calling the ruling “deeply disappointing” while defending her actions taken during the pandemic. Whitmer’s health codes, especially those focused on the treatment of long-term care facility residents, have earned bipartisan criticism from the state legislature.

The governor’s office issued a follow-up statement on Sunday reiterating that the governor intended to continue enforcing her health mandates under different avenues of authority not up for review in the Supreme Court decision.

“The Supreme Court’s ruling raises several legal questions that we are still reviewing. While we are moving swiftly, this transition will take time. As the governor said last week, many of the responsive measures she has put in place to control the spread of the virus will continue under alternative sources of authority that were not at issue in the court’s ruling. We will have more to say on this in the coming days,” Whitmer’s office said, according to WILX. “Make no mistake, Governor Whitmer will continue using every tool at her disposal to keep Michigan families, frontline workers, and small businesses safe from this deadly virus.”

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8 thoughts on “Whitmer Issues New Mask Mandate Anyway After Michigan Supreme Court Spikes Her Emergency Powers

  1. hey Gretchen Witless

    Fck you !
    Ill do what I want , and you can go sit in your boat and piss off…Bruce Jenner look alike Soros plant tyrant

  2. Do you see what I mean?
    Every one of these CEOs posing as governors have known from the beginning that they cannot have the authority to violate the procedural due process contained in the supreme ratified law of we the people under our jurisdiction.
    Any mandate under any guise that is perceived as an authority that can remove procedural due process is without question violations of the 9th and 10th Articles of our Bill of Rights.
    Amazing how something as simple as a piece of cloth can put people in such a frenzy, just like my dad and the blue wiper and the dog.
    They are testing the waters. 90% of the people out there wearing masks are doing so for the same reason I have a driver license. I will play the game as it comes at me and will fight when I can sell my life for the most dearly if I can create the choice.
    And this is a part of their experiment. If everybody would have just said no and refused right out the gate, do you really think they have the capacity to arrest and try 300 million people in their administrative admiralty courts?
    Fear is a funny thing.
    They haven’t taken our guns and that is what they have to have to defeat us. Why haven’t they taken our guns? Because they can’t come close to achieving that goal and they would be f-king massacred, and they know it, just like Whitmore knows she continues to commit crimes directly against we the people, the American nationals of this country. We will continue to see a thousand techniques thrown at us in search of avenues to get closer to that shot to change our DNA because they would have to change who we are before they make an attempt on the guns.
    This shit would be laughable but for what hangs in the balance, and it is a balance because as people accept wearing a mask for no reason walking around with their noses hanging out so they can breath, they also realize they are being pushed. Even the meekest creature, cornered in a cage with a stick, will lash out viciously.
    They are playing Russian roulette and the people are emptying the shelves of guns and ammunition.
    Sun Tzu would see the strategy they are implementing as so two dimensional, it would make him laugh.
    Stop worrying so much. You are burning your energy. That way you can use that energy to not only right the wrong, but to avenge the past incursions upon your liberty and your freedom.

    1. “If everybody would have just said no and refused right out the gate…”

      I think about this often, Henry, not just regarding masks, but regarding freedom in general. I think I think about it because (confession), I want to live. Yeah, I know the fight is coming, already here, in fact, but still it goes through my head: “If only everyone stopped complying, we wouldn’t have to be martyrs.”

      It is a very noble thing to be willing to die for a cause one fully believes in, yet the total non-compliance could save so much bloodshed. Too much to hope for? Mass awakening? Acid in the reservoirs? And Christ on the mountain, pleading, “Please pop, if there’s any other way.”

      I wish I didn’t have to own that this goes through my mind, but it does, and I look at the compliers and I feel hate, mixed with pity, and once in a while compassion. Yep, “soldiers of the enemy.” Yes, I WILL FIGHT.


  3. I’m not bragging here. I did say NO from the beginning and got nothing but shocked reactions for the most part. Then proceeded into the stores and took care of my business. Everywhere is different, I know this.

  4. “They are testing the waters. 90% of the people out there wearing masks are doing so for the same reason I have a driver license.”

    Everyone that I know of on this site pays taxes, likely has a drivers license along with registration and insurance, etc. We all play the game, but the time is quickly coming when it will be put up or shut up for all of us.

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