Have A Totalitarian “Holiday” Season: Gov. Whitmer Uses Santa Clause To Push Her Lockdown Rules

Authoritarians stripped of lots of their power won’t give up trying to be authoritarian, you know

With Christmas approaching, Whitmer enlists one more ally in fight against COVID-19

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has repeatedly said she will use every tool at her disposal to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

She no longer has the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945.

But she still has another vehicle that no Supreme Court in the land has yet declared unconstitutional — Jolly St. Nick.

Whitmer released a video Wednesday featuring her and a group of children talking with Santa Claus about the importance of social distancing and hand washing.

Whitmer told the children that Santa is “following the rules,” and “making sure that he stays safe and the elves stay safe.” (snip)

One of the children promises to leave a bottle of hand sanitizer for Santa, along with the usual milk and cookies.

It might not have been that bad if she wasn’t already so creepy, and shown over most of this year that she truly loves dictating the way people should act. Instead, she drags a Santa into this “holiday” message….why not Christmas, Gov? Santa is about Christmas…to preach her brand of “listen to Government and do what the hell I tell you, peasants.” She’s using kids and Santa to push her restrictions.

Stay safe, people. Just like all those COVID positive patients she put in nursing homes.

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12 Responses to “Have A Totalitarian “Holiday” Season: Gov. Whitmer Uses Santa Clause To Push Her Lockdown Rules”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Tens of millions of Americans will travel this holiday season, so later in January expect another surge on top of the current surge. So far, 320,000 Americans have died from Covid. Expect 500,000 dead. 500,000. Recall that without interventions, epidemiologists predicted deaths in the millions.

    Good news: On the plus side makeshift morgue business is booming. Medical school applications are up. The moderna vaccine received emergency approval from the FDA yesterday.

    Although Russian President Trump is in hiding while directing his attempted coup, Secretary of State Pompeo DID admit that Russia has been conducting a cyberattack on US gov’t facilities for the past 9 months.

    Teach. Is any action more totalitarian than attempting to destroy American democracy? More and more Russia Donald devotees are advocating that Trump invoke the Insurrection Act or declare martial law to prevent the peaceful transition of power. What say you?

    • Dana says:

      The Associated Press tells the truth, and the left see it as a model of good government:

      A pandemic atlas: China’s state power crushes COVID-19
      by Ken Moritsugu | December 16, 2020

      The Communist Party has held up its relative success in controlling the pandemic as validation for its one-party rule.

      And in a sense, the crisis illustrates the strength of the system, and its dark side.

      The virus has been kept at bay — but only because of the government’s power to dictate monumental changes, and its willingness to use surveillance and censorship to control its people.

      The quotation is from the last three paragraphs of the article, not the first. But that’s what state governors and city mayors are trying to emulate as closely as they can here.

      Perhaps you will recall a quotation you learned in junior high school:

      Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

      Yes, we can virtually stop the spread of the disease, and crime, and all sorts of bad things, if we will just run our government the way the Chinese do. Perhaps you think that would be a good idea?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The difference between the US and China is that the US is a nation of laws, while China is a dictatorship.

        In times of crisis our system allows executive actions not normally allowed. Think of all the restrictions placed on citizens during WWII which enabled the defeat of Nazi aggression. The US gov’t commandeered entire US industries. Was America a Communist nation in the 1940s? More Americans will die in one year from the Covid pandemic than died in WWII (1941-1945).

        Your fear seems to be that America’s temporary but inadequate response on Covid will lead to totalitarianism. Is that right? Your absolutism will end up killing 10s of thousands of Americans. Our laws ALLOW temporary restrictions. Our laws ALLOW temporary restrictions. ANY executive or legislative body that attempts to extend restrictions can be sued and dealt with by the courts. We are a nation of laws.

        Donald J. Trump is being advised to defy the democratic principles of this nation and use the military to maintain his power. Mr Trump wants to be a dictator but a dictator with whom you agree, who would oppress Americans you dislike.

        And you worry that nightclubs face temporary restrictions? Chains and slavery indeed.

        • Dana says:

          The distinguished Mr Dowd wrote:

          Our laws ALLOW temporary restrictions. ANY executive or legislative body that attempts to extend restrictions can be sued and dealt with by the courts.

          Why yes, that’s right, but it means that those restrictions on our constitutional rights are in force as those cases work their way through the courts. Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v Cuomo ended some of the unconstitutional restrictions against churches, but not until Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to her eternal reward and she was replaced by Amy Coney Barrett . . . and that means that, even though the Court has now remanded a few cases back to the district courts with the instructions to follow Catholic Diocese, the freedom of worship had been unconstitutionally restricted for half a year.

          The Court sat on Danville Christian Academy v Beshear for three weeks, and then decided, well, the Reichsstatthalter’s orders were essentially expired anyway, so they didn’t need to do anything. The Justices said that, since the executive order closing the private religious schools expired January 4th, when Christmas break was over, they could simply dismiss the request for a stay.

          The Governor’s school-closing Order effectively expires this week or shortly thereafter, and there is no indication that it will be renewed.

          Yet there most certainly was an indication that the order would be renewed, as the Reichsstatthalter had already ‘recommended’ that schools stay closed an additional week, until January 11th.

          The Court dismissed the request “without prejudice,” meaning that the private religious schools could file their claim again:

          Under all of the circumstances, especially the timing and the impending expiration of the Order, we deny the application without prejudice to the applicants or other parties seeking a new preliminary injunction if the Governor issues a school-closing order that applies in the new year.

          The Reich Governor may be venal, arrogant and a wannabe fascist, but he isn’t stupid. If he wants to reimpose his executive order, he’ll wait until January 2nd, so that the religious schools will have less time to apply for an injunction. Since the prevailing precedent is that of the Sixth Circuit, the trial judge will have to deny the asked for injunction. Then it will have to be appealed to the Sixth Circuit, where it will again be denied. Then it will have to be appealed to Justice Kavanaugh, supervising Justice over the Sixth Circuit, and referred to the Supreme Court. That all takes time, and money, and the constitutional rights of Kentuckians will still be denied for however long that process takes.

          The General Assembly session begins on January 5th, and several bills have already been prefiled to restrict the Reich Governor’s emergency powers to between 15 and 30 days, after which he would have to get the approval of the General Assembly, even if that meant calling a special session of the legislature. The GOP is trying to consolidate the measure to one, and it could actually pass the House on the first week of the session, the state Senate the second week. The Reich Governor would have ten days to veto it, or it would become law. Since the GOP have veto-proof majorities in both chambers, they could easily override it, but that might still drag on until February.

          And you worry that nightclubs face temporary restrictions? Chains and slavery indeed.

          No, I worry that churches face ‘temporary’ restrictions. You know, churches, as in “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” I worry that the people face ‘temporary’ restrictions, as in “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging . . . the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Our laws provide for TEMPORARY restrictions, but these laws can be repealed by the legislatures as you point out. And America and Americans will live (and die) with those laws.

            Amendment I
            Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

            We have long-lasting restrictions on free speech, don’t we? Obscenity, fighting words, hatee speech, slander, libel, incitement to riot, state secrets, special rules for schoolkids… connies seem to only object to restrictions on hate speech, Islam and election spending. If a temporary restriction on gatherings saves lives is it worth it?

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Anytime an idiot points to China concerning Covid post this…

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/china/

    Rimjob probably accepts those numbers but Rimjob is an idiot.

    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  3. The Xiden Crime Family says:

    According to my sources in South Korea the Red Chinese are hiding about 20 million deaths due to lack of care, medicine and able doctors. My source gets her info directly from a N Korean from his Chinese relatives.

    Elwood, the truth is out there you just have to be open to it. Epstein didn’t kill himself, Swalwell is a criminal and a traitor, so is Hunter Xiden and his father and uncle and Xiden lost the election by at lest 2 million votes. Face the facts fukhead.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Kye,

      Your “feelings” do not replace evidence. Face the facts, fukstick. Do you know of credible evidence regarding Epstein or is it just your “feelings”? Connies often rely on “folk” logic to justify their feelings. Regarding Trump’s humiliating loss, connie “folk” logic suggests that Trump’s rallies and flotillas “proved” he won, but yet not a single court case has even hinted of that outcome. Neither the FBI, DOJ, former AG Barr, the DHS cybersecurity etc etc have been able to identify the fraud. Today Traitor Don suggested the Chinese hacked the election, without any evidence, of course.

      You seem to have more contacts in North Korea and Communist China than the CIA. Are you a Communist enemy agent? Or is someone else in your household, fukstick?

      The Trumpists live in a fantasy world driven by their desires and hatreds.

  4. Dana says:

    Here in the Bluegrass State, where Reichsstatthalter Andy Beshear (NSDAP-KY) claims to be a Christian, he couldn’t even bring himself to call these the Christmas holidays:

    Herr Beshear is even a deacon at Beargrass Christian Church in St Matthews, a suburb of Louisville, but he is strongly pro-abortion, and has relaxed as much as he could the pro-life regulations of his predecessor, Matt Bevin.

    You can be pro-abortion, or you can be Christian; you cannot be both.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Conmenter typed: You can be pro-abortion, or you can be Christian; you cannot be both.

      That’s just nonsense, of course.

      Beshear on Christmas: “Remember what Christmas is about,” Beshear said, “and remember the example that Jesus set and his teachings about caring for one another. Let’s not do Christmas in a way that would dishonor loving our neighbor as ourselves.”

      Note too, that Mr Beshear is governor of ALL Kentuckians, not just uber-conservative Christian nationalists (NuChristians or NuXes or Nucks). NuXes are snowflakes, taking offense at Happy Holidays! or Holiday Season! or Seasons Greetings! The Governor was quite correct in referring to Winter Holidays, as gatherings for Kwanzaa, Hannukah, New Year’s, Winter Solstice, St. Nicholas Day, Festivus,

      “Love” is a forgotten characteristic of the NuXes.

  5. The Left Are Traitors says:

    And if one refuses to obey?

    • Dana says:

      Assuming that His Eminence The Kye was responding to my previous comment, number 5, not much. The Reichsstatthelter gave enforcement authority not to the state and local police, but to the state and local health departments. They have no power of arrest, and really, their authority is limited to fines against businesses.

      The Reich Governor is relying on snitches, a la Gladys Kravitz, peeking in your windows, but Kentuckians will not be cowed.

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