(Tea Party PAC) – You had to know that, as our nation battles the novel coronavirus within our borders, there would be those out there who are determined to take advantage.
Never let a good crisis go to waste, right?
The leftist Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, is just one of these people.
She has not ruled out invoking Martial Law in her state to battle the virus.
As of Saturday afternoon, according to The Gateway Pundit:
• There have been 2,499 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US.
• There have been 55 deaths blamed on the coronavirus.
• There have been 36 million cases of seasonal flu.
• There have been 22,000 deaths blamed on seasonal flu.
You know this is exactly what the Democrats have been trying to prepare the minds of the American people for.
They’d like nothing more than to see more left-wing governors start restricting gun sales, suspending free speech, imposing curfews, and all manner of unconstitutional measures to stop the spread of the virus that has killed so few Americans.
The Daily Caller reported:
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed the outbreak of the coronavirus Friday morning on the Michael Patrick Shiels talk radio show. Shiels asked Whitmer whether she would declare martial law in the state of Michigan.
“Could we get to a position where it’s sort of like martial law, where everything is closed and everybody stays home, like it is in Italy, for instance ,where you only have the hospitals and the drug stores open?” Shiels asked.
“I think we have to make decisions based on where the facts and science dictate,” Whitmer said. “At this juncture it is too early to make any statements — it wouldn’t be responsible to make any statements on that front.”
“I will tell you that every decision we make, we will be transparent about it, what’s driving the decision,” she added. “We will share it as quickly as we can with the public once the decision has been made and we will always put the health and safety of the people of the state first and foremost and that will drive all decisions.”
Meanwhile, in Illinois, one mayor is already restricting gun sales at a time when her citizens have more of a reason than ever to want to defend themselves.
As Breitbart reported, on Thursday, Champaign, Illinois Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen (a Democrat, as if I even had to tell you), issued an executive order giving her the power to halt ammunition and firearm sales in the city.
A statement from the city read:
Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued an Executive Order declaring the existence of a local emergency in the City of Champaign related to the COVID-19 virus, which is causing or is anticipated to cause widespread impacts on the health of members of the community. Provisions in Chapter 12 of the Champaign Municipal Code provide the Mayor authorization to declare an emergency for a limited period of time. This allows the Mayor to exercise significant emergency powers at the inception of the emergency, and then to provide an opportunity for the City Council, as a whole, to deal with an emergency.