At the beginning of the pandemic, we encouraged restraint. We commended Governor Whitmer at the time for working to keep our citizens safe and informed. And while we disagree strongly on matters of policy, we fight with ideas, with our words, and our vote.
Nearly everyone in this state, including yours truly and the Michigan Freedom Fund supported the Governor’s initial efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, “flatten the curve,” and get a handle on the situation. Similarly, the state legislature – led by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield – repeatedly expressed their willingness and desire to work with the Governor to address this unique challenge.
The integrity and security of our elections has been under constant attack by radical Leftists in Michigan and around the country.
Who had ‘Gretchen Whitmer tells Michiganians to ignore science’ on their 2020 bingo card?
Maybe we all should have. It’s happened before.
Just who’s bullying whom, Madame Governor?
To the radical Left, we are the boogeyman in the closet. The monster under their bed. We are the thing that goes bump in the night. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
In April, thousands of you turned out to safely protest Gov. Whitmer’s stay-at-home order and her economic shutdown that shuttered your livelihoods. We spent a mere $250 on a Facebook ad to boost the “Operation Gridlock” event, planned and organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition.
This column originally appeared in the Detroit News.
Fear is a powerful driver. It’s part of our biology, our brain chemistry, hardwired inside us to keep us safe. But it’s a poor way to manage a crisis.
We see fear’s effect on our local communities, and it’s devastating.
Schools are closed while union bosses fight to lock the doors “until it’s safe to return.” Our kids pay the price academically, socially, emotionally, physically.