Michigan was the first state to see protests against draconian lockdown measures by an overreaching governor. On April 15, the Michigan Conservative Coalition organized an in-vehicle protest in Lansing, MI that drew an estimated 15,000 vehicles. Since that time, several protests by Michigan workers who are being devastated by the one-size-fits-all shut down of the state’s economy, have taken place at the MI State Capitol.
Michigan citizens were furious over restrictions place on outdoor businesses like landscapers and garden centers that seemed to lack commons sense. Whitmer also placed restrictions on items shoppers could purchase from local stores like garden seeds and paint.
On April 23, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that she would be extending her lockdown order on MI citizens, while loosening a few of the restrictions including the purchase of seeds, and allowing landscapers to go back to work outdoors. As part of her new executive order, Whitmer ordered everyone in an enclosed space to wear a face-covering.
Governor Whitmer’s executive order for people to wear face-coverings in public seems to be in direct opposition to Dr. Fauci’s advice. Watch, as Dr. Fauci, a lead figure in President Trump’s coronavirus task force explain his theory on wearing masks during the pandemic, “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” and “often there are unintended consequences.”