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Lansing, Michigan protests should not surprise us — There are real risks from aggressive, prolonged lockdowns
Michiganders protest coronavirus lockdown rules from their cars
Some Michigan residents say the state stay-at-home order goes too far and are hitting the streets to protest from their cars. FOX Business’ Grady Trimble with more.
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Wednesday’s protests in Michigan show that draconian state lockdown orders – if allowed to continue too long – threaten the voluntary law-abiding character of the American people.
State governors, who truly control whether the economy stays open or shut, must better explain their reasons for their trade-offs between slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic versus throwing millions out of work and destroying billions in economic activity.
If their people disagree, these leaders risk sparking civil disobedience that will undermine their political and legal systems.
Michigan’s Conservative Coalition organized what was called “Operation Gridlock” Wednesday, in which members drove their cars throughout the state capital city, Lansing, to protest the lockdown ordered by governor Gretchen Whitmer.
According to Fox News, “demonstrators blasted their horns, waved Americans flags and hoisted placards deriding Whitmer’s orders and demanding that she reopen the state’s economy.”