Opinion:

Lansing Michigan- We have seen unprecedented violations of constitutional rights and civil liberties in Michigan in the last 7 months. 

Gretchen Whitmer has created a  totalitarian state right in the middle of the Midwest US. 

The list of dictatorial actions is long. From 1st Amendment violations with limitations on gatherings, to illegal searches and seizures, to limiting access to private property and more, the self-appointed dictator has done all that she can to retain her illegal power. More sinister, are the threats and intimidation used whenever citizens of the state don’t follow the orders. 

When the Supreme Court of Michigan ruled her draconian executive orders were unconstitutional, she lied to the public, saying she had 21 days before the ruling “kicked in”, then proceeded to command leftist lap dog and former Obama staffer, Robert Gordon, in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to conspire to ignore the ruling and parrot her orders. 

When the public begins to see the truth, she promptly has men arrested, claiming they “provided material support to terrorists”, but no details are listed of what support was given. The men were presented to the public as conservative, right-wing extremists, but with a few minutes of investigation, one can see their ring leaders to be anti-Trump activists. In fact, one of the accused, Barry Croft, was actually pardoned By Delaware Governor, Democrat, John Carney, on felony weapons charges in 2019. 

The lies themselves are yet another federal crime. 18 US Code 1001 states that a lie or trick knowingly made by someone in any of the three branches of government, is guilty of a felony. Whitmer seems to believe she is above the law as she breaks it with impunity. 

Michiganders are tired of the tyranny and want it to come to an end. Despite the threats of arrest, and assault on any businesses that refuse to bend to the will of the governor, people are standing up. 

We are Citizens of Michigan and citizens of the US. We can no longer accept the constitutional disaster that is Gretchen Whitmer. 

This author is fed up. We are not criminals. We are not “bad actors” or “radicals.” In fact, we are the opposite of those things. We are Michigan business owners and workers. We are mothers and fathers, children, students, and grandparents who just want our lives back. 

A Closer, reporting for the American Patriot Council.