It started with Governor Whitmer’s COVID lockdown orders, legally and constitutionally issued under the 1976 Emergency Management Act. The Legislature cooperated with the Governor, extending the state of emergency at her request.
Then everything went off the rails when your elected Representatives wanted a say in how the emergency was managed, and Governor Whitmer went it alone, ruling by decree under a long-forgotten 1945 emergency powers law for eight months.
The people responded: tens of thousands of volunteers of Unlock Michigan went into action. Together we collected more than 540,000 signatures to repeal the unconstitutional law Whitmer relied upon to shut down the state and ignore the Legislature until the Supreme Court stopped her cold.
Unwilling to heed the spirit of the Court’s order or the demands of the Unlock initiative, Whitmer instead continued her reign of error, weaponizing our Michigan Department of Health to shut down commerce, smash our way of life, and avoid all accountability.
It is time for the Unlock Army to act again, slapping new restrictions on the Public Health Act, for this Governor and all future Governors to obey the constitution