A Salute To Three True American Heroes

There are doubtless many more erupting into their virtue all over, and all are equally deserving of accolades. These guys are right here in my backyard, though, and so they get this special attention today.

I HOPE EVERYONE WILL JOIN ME in a loud, “Thank you for your service” to three fine Michigan heroes who are standing up to counteract the Whitmer Depression which is currently ravaging the state and sowing the seeds of hardship and strife for the future. These heroes are MMA dojo-owner James Gray; barber Karl Manke— each of whom has re-opened his business despite Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders to the contrary– and Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy, who has refused to enforce Whitmer’s illegal orders against James Gray.

James, Karl, and Mike are all leading by example, showing everyone else in America how to be proper inhabitants of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave– something too many no longer remember.

Well done, gentlemen!!

H/T to Darrin Newberry for sharing this fine graphic.

AS FOR EVERYBODY ELSE IN MY GREAT STATE OF MICHIGAN (and elsewhere, as well), what are you waiting for?! I showed you weeks ago that Michigan’s Constitution, like all other American Constitutions, allows only the legislature to make laws, with no “medical emergency” exceptions. Governors cannot issue executive orders with the effect of laws– that is, orders to which anyone but executive-branch workers must pay heed.

This is true even if a “law” is on the books appearing to say otherwise.

To the extent that any law purports to authorize a governor to issue orders with the effect of laws, it is unconstitutional and void on its face, as are the orders themselves.

The Legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands. For it being but a delegated power from the People, they, who have it, cannot pass it over to others. . . . And when the people have said, We will submit to rules, and be governed by laws made by such men, and in such forms, nobody else can say other men shall make laws for them; nor can the people be bound by any laws but such as are enacted by those, whom they have chosen, and authorized to make laws for them. The power of the Legislative being derived from the People by a positive voluntary grant and institution can be no other, then what the positive grant conveyed, which being only to make laws, and not to make legislators, the Legislative can have no power to transfer their authority of making laws, and place it in other hands.

-John Locke, Second Treatise on Government

Indeed, the very issuing of such orders is a criminal attempt to deprive people of their rights under the color of law. Any attempt to enforce such orders is likewise criminal.

The General rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of the law is, in reality, no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its the enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.

No repeal of an enactment is necessary since an unconstitutional law is void. The general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it.

16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 256

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.”

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

P.S. If interested, click here to see WHY we don’t allow “emergency powers” to the state…

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