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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:45 AM

Commentary: As COVID-19 cases surge, Michigan shifts from the Whitmer Doctrine to the Shirkey Doctri

Throughout Michigan's worst public health crisis in a century, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey has decried Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's management of the coronavirus pandemic as heavy-handed.

The Republican from Jackson County has even gone as far as saying the Democratic governor is "very comfortable being a dictator."

Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield sued Whitmer over her emergency powers and encouraged a petition drive to strip the governor of these extraordinary powers just in case they lost in the courts.

The Michigan Supreme Court ultimately sided with the GOP-run Legislature in a different lawsuit over the 1945 emergency powers law the governor used to keep certain businesses closed for months and limit social gatherings to contain the virus was unconstitutional.

Shirkey, who has long argued government cannot eliminate all risk, says people should have the freedom to choose their own level of risk in contracting or spreading this deadly virus.

Call this the Shirkey Doctrine.

It's a let-it-burn-through strategy with the virus that, in his words, includes "an element of herd immunity."

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/voices-chad-livengood/commentary-covid-19-cases-surge-michigan-shifts-whitmer-doctrine-shirkey


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demmiblue Nov 2020 OP
dchill Nov 2020 #1
LakeArenal Nov 2020 #2
Blues Heron Nov 2020 #3
flor-de-jasmim Nov 2020 #4
NoMoreRepugs Nov 2020 #5
safeinOhio Nov 2020 #6

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:48 AM

1. Deadly stupid politics.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:49 AM

2. Yeah but not the right to infect me or any private business employees.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:52 AM

3. These people are downright insane

spreaders are evil

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:56 AM

4. Key words: THEIR OWN level of risk... Not ours.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:11 AM

5. MI Supreme's ruled against Gov Whitmer on Oct 3, 2020 - look at the graph after that.

Only a 500+% increase - seriously, is there a RePutinican party member with even one firing brain cell out there?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 05:30 PM

6. Remember back in April and May?

I live on a State Highway, 5 lanes and there was almost no traffic at all. Seemed to have the virus under control back then. Not now.
I figured when schools started back it would go crazy.
This is the DU member formerly known as safeinOhio.

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