Did you know that Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich originally had a hung jury on all but one count of his corruption charges? The judge didn’t get weird and ask for briefs about whether it was constitutional to retry the guy. They just retried him, which resulted in convictions and eight years in prison before President Trump eventually pardoned him. Regardless, I want to see him and Larry Inman on celebrity boxing shows after the Inman case is resolved.
Larry Inman and Wayne Schmidt aren’t saying much about the Coronavirus situation and their stance on the government shut down. Schmidt has told schools to brace for cuts. What did they think would happen when they outlaw the majority of sales that are subject to sales tax, which funds the schools. In fact, Schmidt went on the record on April 16 expressing no urgency whatsoever when it comes to reopening the economy. So he and everyone else that is projecting a loss to the schools are only getting the predictable result from championing a long-term economic shutdown. Actions have consequences.
Lawmakers are also grandstanding that there are going to be major cuts to law enforcement budgets. To that I say good. Law enforcement in Northern Michigan is unaccountable and toxic. The cycle of former soldiers filtering into police roles in the post-9/11 era has militarized the police, among other factors. They see themselves as rulers, rather than servants. Starving the police departments to shrink them might reduce the attitudes that threaten our safety and freedom.
I call on Larry Inman and Wayne Schmidt to state in no uncertain terms whether they support the current executive orders and why or why not.