With over 25,000 of COVID-19 cases in Michigan with at least 1,600 deaths Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus stay-at-home order has been extended until May 1 and now includes prohibitions reminiscent of something straight out of Nazi Germany.
Many prohibitions are now in effect in a lot of places. Large stores must limit the number of people in the store to no more than four customers for every 1,000 square feet of customer floor space. In smaller stores, businesses must limit capacity to 25 percent, including employees. Stores have to create lines with markings to instruct customers on how to stand safely six feet apart while they wait.
But, Whitmer’s latest orders go way beyond that.
Traveling to another home within Michigan, even to visit friends or relatives, or to go to a vacation home, is now banned. Large stores must now close areas dedicated to furniture, carpeting, plant nurseries, paint, and garden centers. You cannot use a motor boat on lakes and rivers in the state.
"If you're not buying food or medicine or other essential items, you should not be going to the store," the governor said.
“All public and private gatherings of any size are prohibited,"
Whitmer said. "People can still leave the house for outdoor activities…recreational activities are still permitted as long as they’re taking place outside of six feet from anyone else."
Most Michigan residents are not against necessary restrictions, but what they are against is that their very constitutional rights are being taken away and multiple protests against the governor are scheduled. Let’s hope the protesters don’t get machine gunned down.
In Louisville, Kentucky, Democratic Mayor Greg Fischer resorted to Nazi tactics when he ordered Christians not to attend Sunday Easter drive in services at a local church even though they remained in their cars to worship. Fortunately U.S. District Court Judge Justin Walker reacted by granting a temporary restraining order on Saturday to block enforcement of Fischer’s order.