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Draconian Michigan Lockdown Approved By Claims Court

An ominous precedent was set when Judge Christopher M. Murray of the Michigan Claims Court acknowledged that the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders issued by the state’s highest elected official did “temporary harm to plaintiffs’ constitutional rights,” but nonetheless gave Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a pass, reasoning that ruling against her extreme lockdown measures “would not serve the public interest.”

Five Michigan residents filed a lawsuit against Whitmer, claiming that the stay-at-home order and interstate travel restrictions infringed upon the constitutional rights of everyone living in Michigan.

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The complaint asked the judge for a temporary suspension of the orders, which were expanded in late April 2020 to ban the sale of additional items deemed nonessential, including hardware, paint, furniture, and garden supplies. Large retailers were prohibited from advertising products that are not groceries, medical supplies or items necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and basic operation of residences.

Judge Murray said that individuals’ U.S. civil liberties take a back seat to “society’s interests.” Here is the full quote:

“But those liberty interests are, and always have been, subject to society’s interests, society being our fellow residents. They – our fellow residents – have an interest to remain unharmed by a highly communicable and deadly virus, and since the state entered the Union in 1837, it has had the broad power to act for the public health of the entire state when faced with a public crisis.”

The lawsuit also claimed that the Emergency Management Act gave too much legislative power to the governor. Murray disagreed, ruling that the governor was following the “specific procedures and criteria to follow to order a state of emergency,” rather than the alleged “uncontrolled, arbitrary power.”

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the Michigan Claims Court decision and added her stamp of approval for the trampling of citizens’ right in Michigan:

“I am pleased with the court’s decision. This pandemic has already taken more than 3,600 lives in Michigan and many more around the world. The primary goal of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order has always been to protect human life.”

This ruling is difficult to understand given that more than 25 percent – over 1 million – of Michigan’s workers have filed unemployment claims, having lost their livelihoods over the fear of catching the flu. A recent statewide poll conducted by the Detroit Regional Chamber suggested that April’s unemployment rate will exceed “bleakest expectations.”

One million Michiganders are out of work with 25,635 cases of COVID-19 reported as of April 29. Does this make sense?

Admittedly, the World Health Organization (WHO) exaggerated the danger at first. But by the time Whitmer extended the Stay Home, Stay Safe order on April 24, independent investigators into the national response to the threatened onslaught of coronavirus patients – including credentialed medical doctors – said that the closure of nonessential activities was extreme and perhaps completely unnecessary.

WHO warnings about how fast COVID-19 would spread were based on computer models that routinely portray worst-case scenarios rather than those that are most likely.

After finally realizing that statements from the government of Communist China (sworn enemy to the western world) were false, WHO reversed its initial position that COVID-19 posed little threat to the U.S. and other countries.

On March 11, WHO said that COVID-19 “had the characteristics” of a pandemic. Two days later, President Trump declared a state of national emergency over health and safety concerns.

U.S. state governors quickly fell into step with WHO misinformation and, flexing their emergency powers, drafted orders to “protect” the residents of their jurisdictions.

The international health organization prophesied doom and gloom from rampant illness and an overwhelmed healthcare system.

That didn’t happen – and we knew it hadn’t happened by April 24 when Gov. Whitmer’s extended lockdown order added “homemade face coverings” as a requirement to venture forth in public:

“The order will require people to wear homemade, non-medical grade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces.”

Are non-medical masks any safer than medical masks? Are masks of any kind effective? Apparently not.

On March 30, WHO Emergencies Chief Dr. Michael Ryan, stated, “there is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any particular benefit – in fact, there’s some evidence to suggest the opposite.”

You read that right: a top-level WHO official said that wearing face masks “used improperly” could actually do more harm than good in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

While Dr. Ryan failed to say what constitutes improper use of a face mask, “he appeared to be alluding to how hands can carry virus up to or near the face as the masks are put on.”

Whitmer’s extended order parrots the New World Order’s latest War on Something Unseen and Unwinnable, the War on COVID-19:

“Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe. That’s good, but we must keep it up. Social distancing is our best weapon to defeat this enemy.”

What enemy? A germ? For an infection that is being shown to have a mortality rate similar to seasonal flu?

Fellow Patriots, don’t fall for the globalists’ new War on Flu. Contact your elected officials and voice your concerns over your state’s response to COVID-19, the pandemic emergency that fizzled.

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