(Not So) Little Lies

“Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies… tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies."

- Fleetwood Mac (1987)
Perhaps, Gretchen Whitmer and her team are just really big fans of Fleetwood Mac. Or, more likely, their incompetence and arrogance has finally caught up with them and they’ve got no choice but to tell us those not-so-sweet, not-so-little lies.


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Frontlines: Trouble with Transparency Saddles Whitmer with Credibility Gap

Governor Gretchen Whitmer isn’t being completely transparent with you about the COVID-19 public health crisis – or her response to it.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Just ask the New York Times? Yeah. That New York Times.

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Trouble with transparency saddles governor with credibility gap in crisis

This column first appeared in The Detroit News.

The New York Times editorial board assailed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for moves she’s made to hide data and public records from voters and the media in the midst of the global COVID-19 health crisis.

The Gray Lady blistered Whitmer, claiming she’s “trampled” open records laws. Their criticism merely amplified a growing murmur and dissatisfaction with Whitmer’s nontransparent handling of the crisis, particularly her penchant for hiding the science and data she claims guide her decision-making. 

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An Internship That Makes a Difference

This year, I had the privilege of interning with the Michigan Freedom Fund (MFF). The atmosphere at the Freedom Fund office is really unlike any other. You are surrounded by strong work ethics, passion, and perseverance. When arriving at the office for the first time and getting oriented to my new internship, I noticed a quote above a doorway that really resonated with me and defines MFF’s commitment to their mission: “No one is coming. It’s up to us.” That was when I realized I was going to be working with, and learning from, people who are totally vested in principles that advance individual liberty, limited government, transparency, and protect our Bill of Rights.

 

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Show. Us. The Data!

This week in Lansing, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided a crystal clear and frightening look behind the curtain when asked by the press why she hasn’t removed her boot from the throats of millions of workers she’s blocked from earning a living.

At a press conference Wednesday, she was asked what numbers or metrics she’d need to see to finally relent and move the state from phase 3 to phase 4 on her highly touted, 6-phase “MI Safe Start Plan.”

 

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Transparency… or Transparently Corrupt?

Holding Governor Whitmer accountable for her draconian power grabs starts with ensuring citizens and watchdogs have access to public records.

No wonder the Governor recently issued an executive order effectively and indefinitely cancelling the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

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Whitmer Just Gave Working Families the “Double Middle Finger”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer doesn’t care about your Constitutional rights, and she proved yesterday she’s eager to destroy anyone who stands up for them.

While the press and government watchdog organizations continue pushing the Governor to release more details and email records surrounding her decision to hand Michiganians’ personal, confidential and private health care data to her Democratic political campaign vendors, she’s opted instead to operate in secret and to tell state government to ignore government transparency laws.
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Politics over Public Health

Every day in Lansing brings new controversy surrounding Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the ongoing COVID-19 public health challenge. The last two weeks in particular have witnessed the Governor plummet to new depths of partisanship and genuinely outrageous assaults on patients’ liberty and privacy.

Earlier this week, news erupted in Lansing that the Whitmer administration had entered the state into a no-bid contract with a progressive Democratic firm linked to voter data and community organizing companies used by her campaign, Joe Biden, and Planned Parenthood.

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I Was At Operation Gridlock

Last week, I chose to exercise my First Amendment rights and participated in the protest at the State Capitol.

When I first arrived at about 11:10 am, Walnut Street was backed up all the way to I-496. I drove the “back roads” to the State Museum and got on Allegan Street, heading eastbound toward the Capitol building. I was in the middle of three lanes and moved about eight feet in ninety minutes.

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Gov. Whitmer's Lies and Leftist Ties

Governor Whitmer has gone too far, and she thinks she can get away with it. Sadly, that’s not surprising coming from someone who continues to spread lies about last week’s rally despite those lies being repeatedly debunked.

On Monday, Whitmer’s administration signed a contract to start sending Michigan COVID-19 patients’ health data to a private Democratic data and political organizing firm. She was going to pay them hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars to contact you and your family members, ask you deeply private questions about your health, and pass that data along to her political cronies to store in a giant new database. For your benefit of course!
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