Michigan Bans Travel Between Residences, Neighbors With Draconian New Executive Order

By Steve Straub at The Federalist Papers

In a draconian move Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has made a significant change to the state’s stay at home order and now bans residents from visiting other homes, including neighbors, with limited exceptions.

Effective Saturday all public and private gatherings of any size are now banned in Michigan.

Via the Detroit Free Press:

After Friday, Michigan residents will no longer be able to jump in the car — or cross the street — to visit friends and relatives inside the state, or to go to the cottage Up North, with limited exceptions.

That is one of the major changes in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “stay home” order, issued Thursday, which also extends the expiration of the order to May 1.

Until now, travel between two Michigan residences has been permitted.

Beginning Saturday morning, that will end, except for purposes such as caring for a relative, an elderly friend, or a pet, visiting a nursing home or similar facility, attending a funeral with no more than 10 people, or complying with a court order related to child custody.

“All public and private gatherings of any size are prohibited,” Whitmer said at a news conference. “People can still leave the house for outdoor activities,” and outdoor “recreational activities are still permitted as long as they’re taking place outside of six feet from anyone else.”

What is uncertain of course is whether or not law enforcement would be willing to enforce this draconian and likely unconstitutional order.

This is truly remarkable.

Don’t think there has ever been a time where the restrictions on American citizens were this draconian, or a time where people meekly accepted and tolerated such edicts from government officials.

I have been a big supporter of doing whatever it takes to minimize the toll from the coronavirus, but this is now starting to get ridiculous.

If neighbors want to talk with each other outside their homes during this pandemic, while maintaining social distance, there should be no restrictions whatsoever.

Isolation can cause as much suffering as any disease, these heavy handed measures need to be stopped and reversed.

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