I have been asked on numerous occasions when the blatant government overreach will come to an end and what is the legislature doing to restore the balance of power in our state government.
First and foremost, I want to convey that I am opposed to the governor’s executive order that is requiring individuals to wear masks. Aside from this governmental overstepping into a private business, this is a huge infringement on our individual liberty.
In mid June I offered a resolution that was passed by the House and adopted in the Senate, demanding the governor share the information she is using to implement her executive orders. We have still not been granted access to this information by the administration.
We have seen a decline in hospitalization rates for the past six weeks and the administration is now requiring individuals to wear masks in public. Rather than moving our state forward and working along side the legislature, it appears the governor is more focused on punishing individuals who don’t obey her. While the governor has attempted to portray herself as someone who is willing to work with the legislature for the betterment of our state; she has continued to close the door on all conversation from the legislature. Her recent actions have proven her perspective is, “my way, or the highway” and that is not fair to the people of Michigan.
The legislature is actively working to put an end to the governor’s draconian executive orders. Unfortunately the longterm fix is done through the judicial branch which is very time consuming. My commitment to you is that I will not stop working to take every path I see that might have a chance to effect change. We are working on many fronts and will keep looking for more. Our beautiful grand Republic is at stake. We have been given so much and it is up to us to hold on to it.
At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, a lady asked Dr. Franklin “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.”