Saturday, October 3, 2020

Take the Backroad Home

Recent news from Michigan:

1. “High court strikes down Whitmer's emergency powers; Gov vows to use other means”

In a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications, the Michigan Supreme Court decided Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer violated her constitutional authority by continuing to issue orders to combat COVID-19 without the approval of state lawmakers.

The state's high court ruled 4-3 that a state law allowing the governor to declare emergencies and keep them in place without legislative input — the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act — is unconstitutional.

The court was unanimous in ruling that a separate law — the 1976 Emergency Management Act  — did not give Whitmer the power, after April 30, to issue or renew any executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic after 28 days without Legislative approval…

Not to worry Michigan, our “omnipotent moral busybody” intends to find “alternate” methods to impose her morally superior mandates on her subjects.

The governor said that even after the Supreme Court ruling takes effect, her directives will remain in place through "alternative sources of authority." 

Because she knows best what’s good for you.

And frankly, I question the “goodness” of the intentions

2. For anyone looking for a reason to take a Midwest color tour, how about this?

Image may contain: 8 people, text that says 'MICHIGAN CONSERVATIVE COALITION PRESENTS Michigan Trump 2020 ANNONBALL RUN ROY MAXIMUO SPEED 5.5 Sunday, October 11th High Noon "Trump Convoy Across Michigan"'

Get on I-75 or US-131 at high noon. Drive north one hour, turn around and drive home. If you’d like to meet up with fellow Patriots at one of the designated rest stops, then meet, drive out headed north at noon…far right lane @ 55mph. Go as far as you’d like, return by any route you choose.

Trump 2020 Cannonball Run from Michigan Border to Mackinac Bridge – Rolling Trump Rally & Caravans - October 11 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thousands of drivers are expected to participate in the Michigan Trump 2020 Cannonball Run starting at the Michigan border and continuing on two routes (I-75 and US 131) to the Mackinac Bridge starting statewide at high noon on October 11.

Although highways are not the best way to visit any state, the autumn colors in the lower peninsula should be at peak starting next week so it could be a glorious ride for any number of reasons.

northern-michigan-fall-color-tour | Castle Farms

And after you’ve driven north for one hour you can always hop off the Interstate and take the backroads home.

Fall color tour: Peak dates, best roads in Michigan in 2020 | WWJ Newsradio  950