Wisconsin Supreme Court Fails to Act

It has been over a week since the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments challenging the constitutionality of Governor Evers’ orders to micromanage our lives, strip our civil rights, and suspend representative government in response to the Coronavirus. Their lethargy is embarrassing and unconscionable. People are losing their jobs, businesses, incomes, savings… governments are on their way to bankruptcy right behind thousands of Wisconsin businesses… and the black robes sit without acting.

Today is the 61st day since Governor Evers issued the first order in accordance with emergency statutes and that authority has expired. While I consider the statutory authority for the original order to be unconstitutionally broad and capricious, the extension order is based on a statute that is unconstitutional on its face. We do not grant unending and unrestrained authority to a cabinet secretary. I do not consent.

Therefore, I consider Wisconsin’s lock down to be null and void as of today. The fact that a tyrant in Madison may issue orders, that does not mean that the orders carry any legal authority. I’m going to go about my life as a free citizen of the United States. I will take reasonable precautions in accordance with medical guidelines, but I will live my life.

23 Responses to Wisconsin Supreme Court Fails to Act

  1. Pat says:

    Owen,

    Just out of curiosity, what are you going to be doing today that you haven’t been able to do yesterday?

  2. Merlin says:

    Sooner or later folks not in the most at risk groups will adopt the same rational approach to everyday life whether the lockdown is significantly relaxed or not. Everybody at their own pace.

  3. MjM says:

    Owen sez:  I consider Wisconsin’s lock down to be null and void as of today.

    Phony nEvers’ “Health Emergency Declaration” of March 12, under which all his dartboard-picked rules were authorized,  is now null and void, and with it all said rules…..

    323.10  Declaration by governor. The governor may issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency for the state or any portion of the state if he or she determines that an emergency resulting from a disaster or the imminent threat of a disaster exists. If the governor determines that a public health emergency exists, he or she may issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency related to public health for the state or any portion of the state and may designate the department of health services as the lead state agency to respond to that emergency. If the governor determines that the emergency is related to computer or telecommunication systems, he or she may designate the department of administration as the lead agency to respond to that emergency. A state of emergency shall not exceed 60 days, unless the state of emergency is extended by joint resolution of the legislature. A copy of the executive order shall be filed with the secretary of state. The executive order may be revoked at the discretion of either the governor by executive order or the legislature by joint resolution.

  4. Pat says:

    So, why are businesses not all opening?

  5. Jason says:

    >So, why are businesses not all opening?

     

    I know in my town a staggering number of small businesses are never going to re-open.  Some open for near 100 years and some highly successful prior to this.  Sure there will be gaps that can be filled by new businesses, but this was caused by arbitrary decisions by one man, not natural causes or even market forces.

  6. jjf says:

    Jason, you’re talking about Trump, right?

  7. Jason says:

    Yeah, cuz Trump enacted “Safer at Home” in the state of Wisconsin.  Weren’t you paying attention to your hero Cuomo?  He told Trump that he doesn’t have power.

  8. Randall Flagg says:

    “I know in my town a staggering number of small businesses are never going to re-open.  Some open for near 100 years and some highly successful prior to this.  Sure there will be gaps that can be filled by new businesses, but this was caused by arbitrary decisions by one man, not natural causes or even market forces.”

    Sorry to hear that Jason but also surprised they did not have savings to weather what is in essence a 2 month shutdown.   Seems like something a business should know and practice.

  9. Randall Flagg says:

    Jason, Trump told us he does have the power (total authority).  Who should I believe?

  10. Owen Owen says:

    What an idiotic statement, Randall. Very, very few businesses carry cash reserves to weather 2 months with zero income. They are either investing that money back into growth or covering expenses. What many businesses do as a general practice is establish a line of credit that they can access in a downturn. But accessing that credit is predicated on the assumption that business will return and they can pay back the loan. For many small businesses where that line of credit is backed by the personal assets of the owner(s), that is too great a risk. The attitude of “well, you should have planned ahead for a government shutdown of your business for an undetermined number of months” is crass and stupid.

  11. Randall Flagg says:

    The attitude is “you should have planned for the unexpected” and is the same one I would put on individuals and businesses.  Do you have savings Owen?  If so why do you?

  12. Jason says:

    Like Owen said Randall, there are many businesses that can weather this, and will.  Others might have started major reinvestment’s after analyzing and weighing normal risks.  This is so far outside the norm, and so seemly capricious and ill-planned by our fair Governor that no amount of planning and savings would have covered the past two months.

  13. Jason says:

    >Who should I believe?

    Maybe you should stick to attacking the Sorcerer’s Ways and not having adult conversations, if you need to ask that question.

  14. Merlin says:

    No business can plan ahead for a government mandated, one-size-fits-all strangulation of an economy. I’m beginning to think Evers has Nicholas Maduro on speed dial.

  15. jjf says:

    Jason, it’s too bad we didn’t have any sort of a Federal pandemic plan that states could’ve used to guide their decisions.

  16. Mar says:

    Gee, jjf, we had one initially based on science, which you believed and I didn’t.
    The medical experts were wrong and continue to be wrong.
    Tell me this, jjf, did any Federal plan include putting Chinese virus in nursing homes, like they did in New York?
    Killer Cuomo should be prosecuted for mass murder.

  17. jjf says:

    Which team and which plan, Mar?  The ones Trump dismissed?

    And WI is doing better than its neighbors.  Why’s that?

  18. Jason says:

    >Why’s that?

     

    Maybe because we wash our hands more than our filthy neighbors.

  19. Mar says:

    Why are you deflecting, jjf? What about Killer Cuomo?
    Should he be tried for murder for his policy of putting Chinese Virus patients in nursing homes, killing thousands?

  20. Mar says:

    Owen, you sure get results.
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Herr Evers stay at home order. Good for them.

  21. dad29 says:

    also surprised they did not have savings to weather what is in essence a 2 month shutdown.

    Apparently Randall has never, ever, seen the financials on any small business.

  22. MjM says:

    DMOTP Jiffy complains:  it’s too bad we didn’t have any sort of a Federal pandemic plan

    Yes. Our entrenched “experts” at the CDC did such a wonderful job, eh?  Guess they were too busy with injury prevention ($270 million), occupational safety ($330 million.),  and screaming their false anti-vaping propaganda to deal with actual communicable and emerging infectious diseases ($185 million).  You know.  The stuff they are suppose to actually focus on.

    And we shan’t even get into the FDA “experts”.

     

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