MI Dem Gov Wins the Prize for Orwellian Overreach, Banning What Citizens Can Do During Pandemic

AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File

FILE — In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listens to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Whitmer has ordered a review of Michigan auto insurers’ use of non-driving factors to set premiums and their pricing of policies that coordinate medical coverage with drivers’ health insurance. The Democrat’s move Wednesday comes as Republican lawmakers prepare to soon unveil legislation designed to reduce what on average are the country’s highest car insurance rates. Whitmer says the state must take a “hard look” at how insurers set rates to ensure their practices are lawful. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)


One of the people who Joe Biden is allegedly considering as a vice presidential running mate is Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Perhaps that says something about Democrats and Biden’s campaign and who they are, as Whitmer is earning the reputation through the pandemic, as one of the worst governors for restrictions on civil liberties, without sense behind some of the actions.

Whitmer gives new meaning to control and Orwellian regulations.

As we previously reported, Whitmer banned travel between residences with few exceptions such as helping out an elderly family member.

So you’re allowed to drive to a park or out of state, just not to any other cottage or residence. The idea sounds arbitrary but it was about trying to prevent those from the more likely infected areas from spreading it to other areas of the state not as infected.

Another thing people are finding arbitrary is what the state has chosen to ban them from buying.

You’re apparently not allowed to buy infant car seats.


You’re definitely not allowed to buy seeds from a store and all nurseries and garden centers have been closed. Michigan resident Terressa Carson was furious that she couldn’t buy seeds to plant her peas, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots — food that she and her family will eat all winter. Carson said those were “essential” services to her family.

Whitmer has also stopped lawn care services.

So, anything that you might try to do at home to make good use of your time, like fixing anything or planting anything, you’re out of luck. Stay at home, sit in your corner and comply.

But there is one thing that isn’t forbidden in the mad Whitmer bans.


What sense does that make? Gotta get that state money.

So what counts as a victory after all that?

Shh, Whitmer would ban victory gardens!

Thing people most want to ban now in Michigan? Governor Gretchen Whitmer. A petition to recall her has gotten almost 100,000 signatures as of this writing.

HT: Twitchy



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