Despite Judge’s Ruling Gov. Whitmer Strikes Down 77 Year Old Man With No Due Process
Bully and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is waging a war against a 77 year old man who runs his own business. In the courtroom and public opinion barber, 77 year old, Karl Manke from Owosso is winning.
After being turned down for unemployment by the Governor Whitmer’s unemployment branch Manke was forced to reopen so he could you know…eat.
“I’d gone six weeks without a paycheck with no money coming in. I’ve been in this business 59 years…I’m 77. I’ve always worked,” he said.
“I’ve never looked for handouts. I don’t even know what they are. I had somebody call me and say why don’t you get on food stamps. I don’t want to get on food stamps. I want to work.”
“I came into this last Monday alone, thinking I’m going to swing in the wind alone,” he said. “I cannot believe the support that I’ve got,” he added to cheers, with some responding, “You are not alone!”
Earlier this week the Michigan Attorney Generals office attempted to have a Judge sign a temporary restraining order, the Judge refused and said the AG will need to schedule a hearing.
The AG said:
The Attorney General’s court action, filed on behalf of MDHHS, seeks to enforce the MDHHS Director’s Public Health Order that deemed Mr. Manke’s business an imminent danger to public health in light of the COVID 19 pandemic and directs him to immediately cease operations at his barbershop. The State is seeking to schedule a hearing as soon as possible.
Infuriated Whitmer said, “These executive orders are not a suggestion. They’re not optional. They’re not helpful hints.”
Shortly after making that statement Whitmer stripped Manke of due process without a hearing and pulled his operating license.
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has suspended Karl’s license,” attorney David Kallman told radio host Steve Gruber.
“Not thinking about it, they’ve actually done it without a hearing, without any due process,” he added, saying the action took place sometime after 5:00 p.m.
“It’s an unbelievable abuse of power,” Kallman said, arguing there’s no legal basis for the action.
“This is pure retribution by the governor’s office and by the AG. This is so petty and vindictive, it’s beyond the pale,” he told Gruber.
But, there’s a catch, Whitmer may have made a huge mistake, in the notice received from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs notifying Manke his license was suspended, it cited it was pulled for violating a temporary restraining order – that order was never granted.