Governor Whitmer uses Santa to tell kids to not visit family during Christmas

LANSIGN, MI – The Democratic Governor of the State of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, has enlisted none other than Santa Claus to spread her message of staying home and social distancing to the children of the state.

Wilson had a group of elementary school aged children who were enlisted to help her spread the message of her vision of Christmas during the pandemic. 

She used the platform of Zoom and enlisted the jolly old elf to speak to the young children about what they should be doing to keep themselves and everyone else safe, in Whitmer’s opinion.

In the introduction to the meeting shown on Twitter, Whitmer introduces someone to the children that has “really been following the rules and making sure that he stays safe and the elves stay safe.” 

Whitmer then introduces Santa Claus to the children who are viewing the segment and she asks if anyone has any questions for him.  The first question came from a small boy who asked:

“Santa, do you have to wear a mask?”

Santa answered:

“When I’m in my workshop, with all my elves, we are all masked up and social distancing.”

Two young girls asked if it was alright to leave out cookies and milk for Santa and the reindeer this year to which he said “please do.”  The next two girls then said:

“We’ll also set hand sanitizer if you’re done with the cookies and milk.”

Whitmer broke in to tell the children that leaving hand sanitizer for Santa was a “good suggestion.”

Another child asked if the virus had impacted the North Pole.  Santa assured the children that there were no active cases of the virus where he lives.  He said:

“Everyone has been testing negative.  We’re still getting tested.  I think we’re so far up North that it might not be getting to us but we’re not gonna take any chances.  We’re all gonna mask up, we’re all gonna wash our hands, and we’re all gonna stay six feet apart.”

In a strange turn of events, instead of asking for gifts from Santa, which has been the tradition for many years, two children instead asked how they can keep people safe for Christmas.  Santa replied:

“What I would suggest to do is what the Governor is telling all the people of the great state of Michigan to do.  Social distance, wash your hands and make sure you wear your mask when you’re outside your home.”

Whitmer then added:

“And another way to stay safe during the holiday is to stay home, but call your grandparents, and your cousins, and your family.  And it’s the safest way to tell the people you love how much you care about them.

“This year, it has to look a little bit different so we can stay safe.  And I appreciate all of you doing your part.”

While there are some that applaud Whitmer and her lockdown restrictions, there are others that are not only upset over the lockdown, but furious that she used kids and Santa to preach her mandates.  Like Miles Anderson who tweeted:

“I’m sure the kids without means that can’t do digital learning are thrilled.  Those with or without means are still falling behind.  Open schools!  If I were a parent of a kid you “surprised,” I’d be forced to tell them “she put you on the naughty list” and so no Santa this year.”

Or Rose, who replied to another user that praised Whitmer and wished she was the Governor of Florida:

“Right.  One governor has had schools and sports safely open for children since August; the other uses them for peddling political propaganda like all totalitarian leaders throughout history have done.”

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Watch: Michigan business owner interrupts newscast, says he is fighting Gov. Whitmer’s tyranny

December 5, 2020

LANSING, MI – A business owner in Michigan interrupted a local newscast to denounce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lockdown orders, saying it had come down to either not being able to pay bills or defying orders and risk going to jail.

Democrat Whitmer has issued several lockdown orders since March of this year, all allegedly designed to slow down the spread of the COVID virus. 

While some of her orders have been shot down by the State Supreme Court, others have been allowed to move forward, crippling the finances of small business owners.

In explaining why he chose to interrupt the newscast, Dave Morris said he believes that the latest round of COVID closures on Whitmer’s executive orders are nothing more than her being a tyrant. 

He also alleged that money from the federal program created to help small businesses stay in operation amid lockdown was spent on “special interest and campaign donors” instead of where it was supposed to go.

Morris, frustrated and angry, told a local news reporter:

“They [Whitmer and state government] abandoned me, and they put me in a position where I have to fight back, okay?”

Morris, who owns D&R’s Daily Grind Café in Portage, Michigan, felt that he was forced against Whitmer’s orders to reopen his business in order to pay his bills. The Whitmer administration’s health orders ban indoor dining in any form for several weeks.

Morris received a warning from Kalamazoo County on December 1st that his business was in violation and that it needed to close in order to conform to the Whitmer administration’s rules. 

The county advised Morris that if he did not comply, he and his business may be subject to fines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  He could also face fines from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

The reporter asked Morris if he felt that he was doing the right thing by reopening up and remaining in business during the lockdown.  Morris stated that he believed that he was.  He said:

“I feel everybody needs to stand up.  You could’ve given me money and I’d gladly walk away for 60 days and let this virus settle down.  I’m not going to do it alone, okay?”

Morris told the reporter, that, despite the rules, he intended to keep his business open during the lockdown so that he can pay his bills and give his employees an opportunity to pay theirs. 

He said that he intended to file a lawsuit against the state over the lockdown order that has prevented him from legally operating.

Reporters of MLive asked if he had a message for other business owners in similar situations.  Morris said:

“This isn’t an order, this is a conspiracy.  This is a tyranny.  Wake up America.  Stand up.  This is America.  Be free.”

Those who own businesses in Michigan have been largely standing against Whitmer and her administration’s rules when it comes to the lockdown. 

They rightly say that if they close, they may well lose everything as a result of lost revenue, and in turn, their employees may lose everything as a result of not getting paid. 

Mitch Spangler, owner of Spangler’s Family Restaurant, also decided to open up during the lockdown in order to pay his bills.  Spangler said that being open during the lockdown was as simple as either staying in business or going bankrupt.  He said:

“It’s not a statement that I’m principally defying the governor.  I disagree with the orders, but my motivation is out of survival for my family and employees. 

My belief is the people who need to protect themselves should not come to a restaurant, and the people who feel comfortable in precautions and exercising their right to do what they feel they need to do, should.

“It’s a 50-50 way, I need to survive and I feel that if people take care of themselves, and the ones that don’t need to be here shouldn’t be here.  It’s a wash.”


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