Although everyone in Michigan was aware of the fact that Gretchen Whitmer was responsible for a tyrannical overreach during the COVID mess, she appeared invincible, and people lost hope that she would be ruined or even impeached.
Some even believed that she’d never be voted out either.
However, times have changed, apparently, and Whitmer will finally get what’s been coming to her.
According to Red State, Michigan might soon have some checks and balances restored to its legislature over a year after the current governor of the state overstepped her authority.
What’s best about it all is that the law she abused will be taken off the books for good without a veto threat and no governor in the future will be able to use it.
Therefore, neither Dems nor Republicans will be able to abuse the people of Michigan.
Back in March of 2020, the 49th governor of Michigan, in reaction to COVID-19 being blared as the greatest threat since the last greatest threat we faced, used a rare law to completely shut the state down. The Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 gives the Guv. superpowers to protect the citizens from things we would normally do daily.
Here is the wording of the 1945 act…
“Section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the governor.
The Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945, 1945 PA 302, as amended, MCL 10.31 et seq., provides that “[d]uring times of great public crisis, disaster, rioting, catastrophe, or similar public emergency within the state . . . the governor may proclaim a state of emergency and designate the area involved.” MCL 10.31(1). The state of emergency ceases “upon declaration by the governor that the emergency no longer exists.” MCL 10.31(2).”
The only case these powers can be extended is if the governor gets the legislature’s approval after 28 days.
At the end of April of 2020, Whitmer decided she didn’t need the legislature’s approval anymore and simply ended the previous emergency declaration and then signed a new one good for the next 28 days.
Witty, isn’t she?
Here’s what happened next:
From Detroit Free Press:
“A law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used extensively to address the coronavirus pandemic could be repealed as early as next week, after the Board of State Canvassers certified a petition drive Tuesday.
The board voted 3-0, with one of two Democratic board members absent, to certify the Unlock Michigan petition to repeal the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945.
Earlier, the board deadlocked 2-2, along partisan lines, on whether to certify the legislative initiative. But Unlock Michigan appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court and the court ordered the board to certify, saying the group had clearly collected more than the just over 340,000 valid signatures required by state law.”
With over 300,000 signatures collected, the group “Unlock Michigan” demanded the Michigan State legislature to REPEAL the 1945 law that Whitmer had originally used.
They finally succeeded to persuade authorities to hear us.
From a present point of view, we can all see the little scam Gretchen pulled with the “28 days” trick, and how she kept going and going, even though she was supposedly “stripped” of her powers.
At last, people found a bucket of water we can toss on her…