Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) got some bad news this week as yet another Michigan county passed a resolution critical of her infamous lockdown orders.
Cheboygan County joined other counties in the state to pass Resolution 2021-06 “supporting (the) collective effort by Michigan counties in opposing current and future orders unilaterally issued by Governor Whitmer and state agencies in response to (coronavirus).” A majority of commissioners cited the fact that Antrim, Baraga, Delta, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Kalkaska, and Menominee counties “have recently passed resolutions opposing orders unilaterally issued by Governor Whitmer and various state agencies.”
“Cheboygan County wishes to voice our solidarity with the other counties,” the resolution added.
Not stopping there, the commissioners said that COVID-19 “has caused an unprecedented time in our history; however, even in the time of crisis the basic civil liberties and foundations of our society must be preserved”.
“Governor Whitmer and the various state agencies do not have authority to unilaterally impose orders that essentially equate into laws,” the resolution said, adding that the “differing opinions on the path to be taken in response” to the virus should be debated and decided by “the legislators that have been duly elected by the People of the State of Michigan”.
“The draconian orders that have been issued thus far throughout the pandemic have resulted in irreparable harm to the economy, education of youth, and mental health of residents in Cheboygan County,” the commissioners said.
This comes one month after Missaukee County commissioners said it is “the right and responsibility of individuals to self-determine what is best for their own health, liberty and pursuit of happiness is necessary and ensured by our Constitution, which we have taken an oath to defend and uphold,” according to meeting minutes from February 9.
“No one had the right, especially her, to tell us that we have to” wear masks, close businesses, and her various other orders, Commissioner Star Hughston told Breitbart News at the time. “We are not idiots. We can decide what is best for us, and if you choose to wear a face mask and you have health concerns, then in my opinion, you would need to wear one. But if you don’t choose to wear one, then it’s your right,