Giving the governors of states the power over our civil liberties has brought out the worst in Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She keeps tightening the rules on the citizens of her state and is extending the order to stay at home. How far will the citizens of Michigan let her go until the push back?
Until today, travel between residences has been permitted…
Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered that all residents will no longer be able to drive or even cross the street to visit friends and relatives. This is a major change in her stay-at-home order, along with the extension of the order until May 1.
There are exceptions to this strict rule: According to the Detroit Free Press caring for a relative, an elderly friend, or a pet, visiting a nursing home or similar facility, attending a funeral with no more than 10 people, or complying with a court order related to child custody are all exceptions.
“All public and private gatherings of any size are prohibited. 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.”
The oddest part about this order is that people will still be able to travel to other residences outside the state, but not to cottages or vacation rentals inside the state. Does this mean if someone wants to go to a state park within the state, they may do that, but if they want to go to their cottage in Michigan, they can’t?
The bigger question is, how will this be enforced? The penalty is $1,000!
Also, what if you are already at your cottage and want to go home? Are you stuck there until the end of April?
Other governors have been overboard on their restrictions, but Whitmer is pushing the limit with her latest order.
What do you think about this order in Michigan? We’d like to know.