First, Governor Gretchen Whitmer unilaterally shut down the state.

Then she seized total control over who was allowed to work, when, where, and under what conditions. She told Michiganders what they were allowed to buy and when they were allowed to buy it, and she deployed state resources and law enforcement to punish dissenters.

Now with Michigan’s economy in shambles, and the worst recovery in the nation, Whitmer is pushing a dangerous and disastrous plan for a universal basic income. She wants to redistribute tax dollars taken from people who already went back to work to those still sitting at home, to motivate them to return to the jobs she forced them to leave.

Gretchen Whitmer is sprinting towards socialism.

Seizing control of industry? Check.

Controlling the lives and livelihoods of the people? Check.

Looking for favors and benefits for campaign donors and party insiders (and her husband)? Check.

Ducking the free press? Check.

Purging the administration of dissenters and buying their silence with taxpayer money? Check.

The list goes on and on and on.

The best thing Governor Whitmer can do for Michigan workers is to stay out of their business. She’s destroyed the state’s economy and consistently demanded regular working moms and dads follow rules she isn’t willing to follow herself.

Socialism has failed everywhere it’s been tried. Whitmer must end her sprint toward socialism immediately.

For Freedom,

Tori Sachs
Executive Director
Michigan Freedom Fund

Detroit News: Editorial: For real change, abolish State Board of Education

The idea of altering how the State Board is elected — and even abolishing it altogether — gained traction a few years ago when former Gov. Rick Snyder created the 21st Century Education Commission. In 2017, the commission, composed of representatives from government, business and community organizations, released its recommendations. It highlighted the problematic nature of school governance, stating the governor, Legislature, MDE and State Board all direct state policy to “varying degrees.”
Like most reports, that one got shelved. The problems with the State Board of Education are far deeper than where members come from, and lawmakers should do the hard work of pushing for meaningful change.
If there’s been any consistent theme to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s unilateral control of the state’s COVID-19 policies, it is that her decisions are all based strictly on science and data. At least that’s what the governor repeatedly claims. But some close scrutiny of these decisions shows that this was not always the case.
One could argue, in fact, that most of the governor’s pandemic policies were not supported by scientific evidence.
Political newcomer and unabashed socialist India Walton is on the verge of defeating Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in a Democratic primary on Tuesday night. It would be a stunning loss for one of the most prominent figures in New York’s Democratic establishment.
If Walton holds onto her lead and goes on to win the general election, she would become the first socialist mayor of a large American city since Milwaukee’s Frank Zeidler, who left office in 1960.