Michigan Governor Claims Protests Could Lengthen Stay-at-Home Orders

This sure sounds like a parent threatening to continue punishment if a child continues to misbehave.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer isn’t happy with the armed protesters who’ve shown up at the Capitol to protest her lockdown orders. The protests attract all kinds, including some who lawfully carry weapons, and others who brandish flags, including the Confederate Flag.

A group called “Michigan United for Liberty” was scheduled to protest today, and the group has called for violence online in the past.

Whitmer’s not happy. Implying that protesters who travel to the Capitol for rallies and then return home could be spreading coronavirus, she said:

“I do think that the fact of the matter is these protests, in a perverse way, make it likelier that we’re going to have to stay in a stay-at-home posture.”


Perhaps citizens from rural Michigan wouldn’t have to go to Lansing to protest if the governor would simply amend her orders to tailor them to specific geographic regions with higher population density. But that probably hasn’t come up.

Whitmer went on to say:

“This is not appropriate in a global pandemic, but it’s certainly not an exercise of democratic principles where we have free speech.”

Actually, that’s exactly what it is. It might be speech she doesn’t care for, but it does fall under the definition of free speech. And even Whitmer had to admit that the Michigan State Capitol allows for citizens to lawfully carry firearms on the premises.

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  1. John Strom

    What a power hungry jerk this idiot Governor Gretchen Whitmer is. Threatening Michigan residents that if they don’t “Bend a knee” to HER edicts she’ll keep the state locked down LONGER. She has NO INTENTION of letting up until Michigan caves to HER demands. Why do Michigan residents put up with someone as foolish as she is. OPEN UP THE STATE, Whitmer. You are NOT their Lord and Master nor do you legally have the right to keep Michigan shut down. Talk about the arrogance of Power. She’s another Nancy Pelosi – Do as I SAY or I’ll crush you, Michigan. Gretchen, stick it.

  2. John Strom

    Ah, Liberal “Moderation”. Have you fools ever heard of the 1st amendment?

  3. David Johnson

    She seems to be calling for an uprising! Hopefully she will get it! This is a clear violation of the right to govern. Replace her with someone who knows what time it is! By the way the photos of HER shows she is violating every essential worker situation. Her hair is done, etc, etc. She SEEMS to be calling for a revolt! Much more from her and I would say call in the riot squad…..to carry her away, tarred and feathered!

  4. james

    The Mich gov is totally off base on this issue. She is like a little
    kid who says play by my rules or I will take my ball and go home..
    I only have to remind her that some day there will be an election
    which she will have to run in-then let us all look at the results

  5. Garry Allyn DeManty

    Michigan Gov.trying to be a tin horn dictator running people’s lives.If she wants the public to go along she has to be a class act and go e a little.If she don’t the protest will continue and she won’t like it and voters won’t forget it.

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