Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer exposed her dictatorship leanings when she overstepped her authority to impose the most excessive lockdown in the nation. But when a 77-year-old barber stood up against the fascist, the extremist Democrat governor took a drubbing in the judicial system, as well as the court of public opinion.
“We’re in the fifth round of a 10-round prize fight,” barber Karl Manke reportedly said. “I am still standing up. I have no intention of standing down.”
After the state repeatedly denied his request to collect unemployment while his barbershop was shuttered, Manke reopened to earn a living. He practiced social distancing and wore a protective mask to ensure safety.
“I’ve gone six weeks without a paycheck. I’m 77, always worked, and never wanted a handout. I don’t want food stamps. (I) want to work and the whole emphasis for this, 28 more days knocked me to my knees,” Manke said. “I had to get back to work. I’ve never seen this type of oppression by a government.”
Gov. Whitmer was incensed by his civil disobedience and ordered Shiawassee Sheriffs to crackdown. They refused because her lockdown order violated the U.S. Constitution.
Whitmer, acting like a petulant child, turned to fellow Democrat attorney general Dana Nessel to shut down Manke. Upwards of six Michigan State Troopers were ordered to descend on the senior citizen and hand him a court order. Much to the governor’s chagrin, a county judge backed the barber and rejected an order to close him down. Whitmer, who had been touted as a possible vice presidential running mate with Joe Biden, had nothing but egg on her face.
There are patriots who simply won’t back down from would-be dictators, and Manke clearly stands in their company. Thumbing his nose at the political hack job Whitmer pulled by having his license revoked without due process, he continued to cut hair with a long line of protestors social distancing outside his shop. County sheriffs, doing the right thing by an everyday citizen, were of no aid to the governor.
That’s when the liberal attorney general went judge shopping to find like-minded Democrats to appeal the rightful refusal to economically cripple the working American. Nessel secured a 2-1 ruling against Manke that postponed the governor’s ultimate defeat. In a stunningly lopsided victory at the Michigan Supreme Court, justices decided 7-0 that Manke could not be closed down.
“Courts decide legal questions that arise in the cases that come before us according to the rule of law,” Justice David Viviano reportedly wrote. “One hopes that this great principle — essential to any free society, including ours — will not itself become yet another casualty of COVID-19.”
Viviano, a GOP-nominated justice, cast the lower court’s ruling under a cloud of suspicion, stating they had taken “the extraordinary step of directing the trial court to take immediate action despite the fact that an application for leave had already been filed in our Court.”
Regardless of what unethical and Third-World dictator maneuvers the Democrat governor pulls, Karl Manke has no intention of backing down.
“I’m still open, still working until they cut my hands off,” the barber defiantly stated.