A large group of Michigan residents staged a protest in the state’s capital city of Lansing on Wednesday in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) shelter-in-place order and restrictive measures on what people can purchase in stores, expressing a desire to reignite the state’s economy.
The Michigan Conservative Coalition organized Operation Gridlock, in which thousands of people drove into Lansing and surrounded the Michigan Capitol Building to create heavy traffic congestion as a method of protesting the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order, with many vehicles displaying American flags.
A post on MCC’s website says, “We are all concerned for those afflicted with COVID 19. Yes, many of the personal behaviors we have been reminded to use are good practices. Wash your hands. Cover your cough. Stay home if you are sick. That said, Michiganders are fed up!”
On Monday, a group of six Republican lawmakers representing the state of Michigan in Congress (Representatives Paul Mitchell, Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar and Jack Bergman), sent a letter to Gov. Whitmer to address her “far too restrictive” executive stay at home order implemented to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus arguing that it must be amended.
“Quarantine is when you restrict movement of sick people. Tyranny is when you restrict the movement of healthy people,” Meshawn Maddock, an organizer of “Operation Gridlock” with the Michigan Conservative Coalition, told Fox News. “Every person has learned a harsh lesson about social distancing. We don’t need a nanny state to tell people how to be careful.”
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A recent Gallup poll shows Americans overwhelmingly have faith in Republicans over Democrats when it comes to the economy. In fact, the GOP “holists largest advantage on the economy in over 30 years, with 53% of Americans trusting Republicans more than Democrats on the issue” writes the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The poll holds Republicans at a 14-point lead over Democrats for handling the economy better. “The GOP scored 10 points higher on the economy than last year, marking the largest margin between the two parties since 1991.”
Gallup’s publication of the poll is titled ‘Neither Party Well-Liked, but GOP Holds Advantage on Issues.’ It may not be a shock that “The two major political parties remain unpopular in the U.S., with 56% of Americans viewing the Republican Party unfavorably and 58% saying the same of the Democratic Party” but the GOP holds “historically ample leads.”
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“Fifty-three percent of Americans believe the Republican Party will do a better job of keeping the country prosperous over the next few years, whereas 39% choose the Democratic Party.”
“A slightly larger majority, 57%, have greater faith in the Republican Party to protect the country from international terrorism and military threats, while 35% favor the Democrats.”
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