Three GOP members of the Michigan House of Representatives introduced House Resolution 324 on Wednesday, a measure that calls for the impeachment of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, namely due to her tyrannical executive orders during the early part of the coronavirus pandemic.
Reps. Beau LaFave, Matt Maddock, and Daire Rendon penned a little something in the resolution saying,
“Gretchen E. Whitmer has acted in conflict with her constitutional duties as Governor. She has exceeded her constitutional authority, violated the constitutional rights of the people of Michigan, issued orders that are not in the best interests of the people of this state, and used the Pandemic as an opportunity to reward political allies.”
Regarding exceeding “her constitutional authority,” the resolution states:
Governor Whitmer has issued dozens of executive orders which have been expansive in scope and have reordered life for every person in the state. The orders include, but are not limited, to: prohibiting evictions … banning non-essential medical procedures … permitting public bodies to meet electronically … permitting public bodies to delay fulfilment of public records requests … closing businesses, and requiring residents to stay in their homes with limited exceptions. Through these orders, Governor Whitmer has unilaterally overridden legislatively enacted laws — including, but not limited, to the Revised Judicature Act, the Open Meetings Act, and the Freedom of Information Act — and created new laws in violation of the separation of powers guaranteed in the state constitution.
State law grants emergency powers to the Governor for the purpose of responding to immediate crises, but the Governor may only act in a manner that is consistent with the constitutionally mandated separation of powers. The state constitution does not permit the Governor to bypass the legislative process nor does it empower her to unilaterally make or amend laws for the protection of public health.
The resolution then goes on to hit Whitmer for violating people’s religious freedom:
These orders have limited the number of people who may gather in one place and restricted individuals’ ability to leave their homes to participate in religious worship and events. While the Governor’s later orders have included language indicating that places of worship and individuals participating in religious practices would not be subject to criminal penalties for violating the orders, the restriction itself – even if not enforced via criminal process in all circumstances – is a direct violation of the constitutional rights of the people of Michigan.
This is just scratching the surface of some of the complaints brought against Whitmer for her insane orders.
Folks, this is how American government is supposed to function. We the people hire someone to work in a position on our behalf, to protect our liberties and rights and ensure the government doesn’t grow out of control or seize more power than it already has.
When someone fails in those duties, they should be fired. You and I would certainly be fired if we didn’t do our jobs properly, wouldn’t we?
Here’s to hoping for successful impeachment efforts for the folks in Michigan.