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Dictatorship overthrown in Michigan

A victory for law and freedom: The state senate in Michigan yesterday approved a repeal of the emergency powers law that Democratic Party governor Gretchen Witmer used last year to assume the equivalent of total dictatorial powers.

A Michigan House of Representatives GOP spokesman told news outlets that the chamber will vote on the petition soon. If it does not within approximately one month, or if the vote fails, then voters will decide on whether to repeal the emergency powers law in the next election. Republicans control both chambers of the legislature in Michigan.

If the House follows the Senate, then an emergency declaration will be good for 28 days before requiring the legislature’s approval to be extended.

Of course, the Democrats all voted against this repeal, as they like the idea of giving a Democratic Party governor absolute power that cannot be opposed. That the petition was brought to the legislature by the citizens of the state, as per Michigan law, also means nothing to them. They like absolute power, and want to wield it against those citizens.

That the state’s own Supreme Court has also ruled unconstitutional the emergency power law now being repealed, stating it was “an undue ceding of legislative authority to the executive,” makes no difference to the Democrats as well. And Witmer demonstrated this quite starkly when she defied that court ruling and invoked the law again to keep her lockdown of the state on-going, apparently forever.

The Democratic Party today has become the party of dictatorship, corruption, bigotry, and blacklists. Remember that the next time you vote.

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7 comments

  • Alton

    Three Cheers 🥂🥂🥂

    Noticed that in Special Congressional Elections so far San Fran Nan’s majority margin has fallen from 5 to 3 $eats !

  • George

    Woefully, the Presidential War Powers initially invoked by Lincoln, and further expanded by subsequent administrations and never sanctioned by Congress, condemned as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, is on nobody’s radar for consideration. It may have been at one time because Trump could wield them, but these expanded powers are no longer a concern during the present administration.
    Maybe it might (doubtful), if someone again suspends habeas corpus because of an “imminent civil war.”

  • Col Beausabre

    Bob is quite correct in calling the situation a dictatorship

    Under Roman law, in times of crisis, a dictator could be appointed who ruled by decree for a maximum term of six months. His decrees were originally not subject to appeal and were not subject to legal action during of after the term of office.

    “Dictator, in the Roman Republic, a temporary magistrate with extraordinary powers, nominated by a consul on the recommendation of the Senate and confirmed by the Comitia Curiata (a popular assembly). The dictatorship was a permanent office among some of the Latin states of Italy, but at Rome it was resorted to only in times of military, and later internal, crises. The dictator’s term was set at six months, although he customarily laid down his powers as soon as the crisis passed. He had 24 fasces, the equivalent of both consuls. His first act was to appoint as his immediate subordinate a master of the cavalry (magister equitum). The consuls and other magistrates continued in office during a dictatorship but were subject to the dictator’s authority. By the 3rd century BC the limited term of a dictatorship rendered it impracticable in operations outside of Italy. Moreover, by 300 BC the people had secured the limitation of dictatorial powers by subjecting their use to the right of appeal and to a tribune’s veto. Dictators were then named for lesser functions such as the holding of elections in certain cases.

    The Carthaginian invasion in the Second Punic War (218–201 BC) spurred a temporary revival of the office, but after 202 no dictators were chosen for any purpose. The dictatorships conferred upon Sulla and Julius Caesar in the last decades of the republic, in the 1st century BC, did not indicate a revival of the former office but the development of an extraconstitutional office with virtually unlimited powers. Sulla’s and Caesar’s dictatorships were not for a limited emergency but rather were meant “to restore the republic,” a reason mentioned as legitimate in Cicero’s De republica (54–52; On the Republic). The term of office was lengthened until Caesar acquired dictatorial powers for 10 years in 46 and for life immediately before his assassination in 44 BC, when the office was abolished.”

  • Deplorable Dave Parsons

    Rather than using adjectives to describe Democrats, I find it clearer to use a noun. Plantation.

  • wayne

    The Twilight Zone (original) Se2 ep2,
    “The Man in the Bottle”
    https://youtu.be/OmkoX78aN_4
    2:15

  • Of course, given that the Governor must sign new laws, and given that this is the same “Republican” legislature that looked the other way and signed off on a grotesque sham election, even as the Democrats made video of themselves stuffing the ballot boxes in Flint and Detroit then posted them online to boast and gloat about it, then posted more video online of themselves intimidating election observers and threatening their children, I’m not holding my breath.

    The state Supreme Court declared Governor Whitmer’s emergency *diktats* unconstitutional, illegal, 100% null and void, back in October of 2020. Whitmer’s response was to cackle “[deleted] you, I do what I want.” The state Attorney General, shrill angry lesbian Communist Jew Dana Nessel, continues to carry water for the Democrats, issuing arrest warrants for those election observers whose children and families the Democrats threatened for showing a lack of enthusiasm about signing off on a sham election. The State Police did not arrest her for her multiple willful and continuous violations of Michigan law and is instead searching for the election observers, who are rumored to be in hiding out of state. Meanwhile all the legislature can do is “agree to vote on a possible repeal.” The taxpayers want blood. The useless eaters in Detroit and Flint and the purple-haired SJW degenerates in Ann Arbor know nothing will happen. They can’t control their glee.

    The legislature did not censure either Whitmer or Nessel. Nothing happened. Nothing continues to happen. It’s business in usual here in the Mitten State. At least we’re not the People’s Republik of Minnesotastan. Not yet, anyway. But give Stretchin’ Gretchen and Komrade Nessel a few more years. This state needs an enema, and Lansing is where they need to stick the nozzle. But nothing’s going to fix this state at all without some kind of giant meteors falling on Detroit, Flint, and Ann Arbor.

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