LP Groups Around Michigan Resolve Against Whitmer Orders

LP Groups Around Michigan Resolve Against Whitmer Orders

LP Groups: Scotty Boman and Gregory Creswell escort "Freedom" banner to the Capitol.

Scotty Boman and Gregory Creswell escort "Freedom" banner to the Capitol.

Link to the May 2020 Michigan Libertarian

LP Groups from around Michigan have composed and published resolutions that have a common theme; a desire to have Michigan’s government respect their individual rights, and a consensus that Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders don’t do that.

Libertarian Executive Committee

Lansing, MI – On April 4th the Libertarian Executive Committee voted to approve the following resolution in response to the recent actions taken by Governor Whitmer.

Resolution Condemning Governor Whitmer’s Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) strongly condemns the recent actions of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in response to the spread of COVID-19. We believe the governor has no authority under the Michigan Constitution to restrict individuals’ freedom of movement and association without a declaration of martial law.

The LPM does not advocate the declaration of martial law; rather we advocate voluntary participation in scientifically sound measures to prevent the virus’ spread as the most preferable solution (social distancing, rigorous hygiene, and the use of personal protective equipment). Only private citizens can achieve this through their own volition, whereas the Governor’s actions are both oppressive and incapable of mitigating the severe crisis at hand. Moreover, her actions will cause irreparable harm to the economy of the State of Michigan at both the personal and societal level. Citizens will feel this in the form of lost jobs, homes, and businesses, along with the suffering that follows.

We therefore call on Governor Whitmer to lift the authoritarian restrictions in place and restore the human rights of movement and interaction to the citizens of Michigan. We also call upon the public servants of Michigan to resist these edicts and act to protect the rights of their constituents. Most importantly, we implore the citizens of Michigan to speak out against these egregious violations of human rights and demand a return to sanity and freedom.

Wayne County

Resolution Condemning Governor Whitmer’s Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Wayne County affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Michigan strongly condemns the recent actions of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in response to the spread of COVID-19. We believe the governor has no authority under the Michigan Constitution to restrict individuals’ freedom of movement and association.

The Libertarian Party of Wayne County does not advocate the declaration of martial law under any name, not only because it is unconstitutional, but because it is morally wrong.  Rather we advocate voluntary participation in scientifically sound measures to prevent the virus’ spread as the most preferable solution (physical distancing, rigorous hygiene, and the use of personal protective equipment). Only private citizens can achieve this through their own volition, whereas the Governor’s actions will cause irreparable harm to the economy of the State of Michigan at both the personal and societal level. Citizens will feel this in the form of lost jobs, homes, and businesses, along with the financial and emotional suffering that follows.

We therefore call on Governor Whitmer to lift the authoritarian restrictions in place and restore the human rights of movement and interaction to the citizens of Michigan. We also call upon the public servants of Michigan to resist these edicts and act to protect the rights of their constituents. Most importantly, we implore the citizens of Michigan to speak out against these egregious violations of human rights and demand a return to sanity and freedom.

Northwest Michigan

NW MI Libertarians Call Citizens to Action Against Governor’s Order

April 11, 2020

On March 25th the Northwest Michigan Libertarians passed a different resolution. The following resolution was approved unanimously on April 10, 2020, by the Executive Committee of the Northwest Michigan Party of Michigan.

As Libertarians, we propose a call to action by fellow Libertarians as well as citizens of Michigan, United States, and the world.

Unprecedented edicts and executive orders have been issued by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan DHS Director Robert Gordon. These edicts cite public safety and concern as reasons to impose them upon us. We do not get to vote on whether or not we accept these executive orders.

16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256 states: The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statute, to be valid, must be in agreement with the Constitution. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail.

The time has come as citizens to enact our constitutional rights with the following actions:
1 Support each other in times of crisis and promote love and compassion for those who are affected by this virus;
2. Be responsible and follow the medical recommendations regarding the  spreading of the virus;
3. Be vocal against these executive orders when communicating to others, and on social media;
4. Write our governor, attorney general, and state representatives and tell them that these orders are unconstitutional and unacceptable;
5. Peacefully protest at city squares, capitols, county offices, and other public venues to show we will not stand for the abuse of power and disregard for human rights and civil liberties;
6. Bring legal action against the State of Michigan in regards to these edicts, specifically regarding EO 42 of 2020/

It is time we take a stand and stand together in unison for our freedoms.

Straits Area

written up by Dana and approved by the Executive Committee of the Straits Area Libertarian Party, here is the text:

As libertarians, we propose a call to action by fellow libertarians as well as citizens of Michigan, United States, and the world to practice civil disobedience in the eyes of tyrannical government.

Government officials take an oath to support and defend the constitution of the United States as well as their state constitutions against all enemies foreign and domestic. Well, our enemy is not only this virus “pandemic”, but also the tyrannical government that is using the fear conceived from this pandemic to seize control and power over the people. Our legislators have refused to perform their job in this time, as they have refused to show up for work and and willingly given even more power to the governor with no concern to the needs of their constituents.

16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256 states:

The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statute, to be valid, must be In agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail.

Unprecedented edicts have been issued under executive order by these elected officials as if they are the rulers of us and we are but subjects to be ordered and ruled over. These edicts cite public safety and concern as reasons to impose them upon us. We get no vote to say whether or not we accept them.

The time has come as citizens to enact our constitutional rights and act in civil disobedience. This means:

  1. Defy edicts in place while promoting non-aggression as they assume their power to detain, arrest, confine, silence, and enact other forms of aggression against us. Self defense is not an act of aggression.
  2. Peacefully protest at city squares, capitols, county offices, and other public venues to show we will not stand for their abuse of power and complete disregard for human rights and civil liberties.
  3. Bring legal action against the State of Michigan in regards to these edicts, specifically regarding EO 42 of 2020.
  4. Be vocal against these measures on social media.
  5. Support each other in times of crisis and promote love and compassion for those who are affected by this virus.

It is time we take a stand and stand together in unison to our oppressors.

Gregory Creswell Makes News

One person who took a stand is Wayne County Libertarian Gregory Creswell. He won a Defender of Liberty Award in 2006 for his high-profile campaign for Governor, last Thursday he made some news protesting the incumbent. He appeared in a video portion of a story by WXYZ Channel 7 Action News, and was quoted by the Christian Broadcasting Network:

No one, especially a politician, has the right to devalue an individual by labeling them non-essential.

Link to the May 2020 Michigan Libertarian