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    Michigan Regulators Strip License of Barber Who Defied Whitmer’s Shutdown Orders

    Michigan Regulators Strip License of Barber Who Defied Whitmer’s Shutdown Orders

    Karl Manke, 77, is perceived as “an immediate threat to the public.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR0XrBJ4ykA

    Barber Karl Manke, 77, became a star after he opened his shop in Owosso, MI, on May 4, despite Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown orders. He faced a “90-day misdemeanor and/or a $500 fine.”

    The state requested “a temporary restraining order” because officials considered him “an immediate threat to the public.”

    So state regulators stripped Manke’s license.

    Unbelievable.

    I think people forget that salons and barbershops are sterile even without the risk of coronavirus. Manke even wore a mask, sanitized his tools with ultraviolet light, and followed basic common sense sanitary rules (emphasis mine):

    “I don’t need the governor to be my mother,” Manke told the Flint Journal. “I have one. God bless her, she’s gone now. I don’t need another mother. I can make these adult decisions myself.”

    Manke said money has been tight since the shutdown and he can no longer afford to stay closed. Even with the potential consequences, the 77-year-old said he plans on keeping his doors opens.

    “Heavens yes, I’m staying open unless they take me out in handcuffs or Taser me,” he told the paper. “I’ll be open until Jesus walks in or until they arrest me.”

    Attorney General Dana Nessel said the government must “take action to protect the public and do our part to help save lives.”

    Manke can still cut hair until officials serve him the suspension. He has not received it yet, but he and his lawyer Dave Kallman received notification of said suspension.

    Kallman called the suspension “an abuse of power,” “totally vindictive,” “petty,” and “totally in retribution because they didn’t like the court order from earlier this week.”

    Manke said on Sunday: “Obviously she [Whitmer] has no concept at all, the damage that she’s doing to our state and to families.”

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    CaptTee | May 15, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Sounds like “breach of due process” and “conspiracy to commit Civil Rights Violations” to me!


     
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    chocopot | May 15, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Manke said on Sunday: “Obviously she [Whitmer] has no concept at all, the damage that she’s doing to our state and to families.”

    On the contrary, Whitmer and the other Communist – er, I mean Democrat – governors are focused on causing maximum pain and damage to the economy and the citizens of their states, and then those same governors, along with the Leftist media, will blame Mr. Trump for all the damage that has taken place. This is all about stealing the election in November.


     
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    henrybowman | May 15, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    “Manke can still cut hair until officials serve him the suspension.”

    Manke can still cut hair afterwards; as well, and if I lived near him, I’d be sure to give him every opportunity to cut mine. At which point Manke can put a call in to the Institute for Justice, who will carefully measure Whitmer for the brand new orifice she dearly needs to be drilled. Not only is IJ expert at destroying senseless professional licensing requirements, they are now also focusing on attacking the entire concept of governmental employee immunity. Getting IJ involved in this kerfuffle would indeed be bringing a very big gun to a gunfight.


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