Hairstylist cuts in on governor's unilateral control

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

MichiganA salon owner in Michigan is taking a stand against government orders to remain closed because of COVID-19.

Sarah Huff is a hairstylist and owner of Ardor and Grit Salon in Holland, Michigan, a small town west of Grand Rapids. Holland recently joined a number of stylists and barbers for something called Operation Haircut, offering free haircuts on the capital lawn – something that earned Huff a ticket.

"She has opened her shop back up in violation of the governor's executive orders and recently had an inspection because of that, and [she] has now received a second ticket, this one related to her violating the executive order," reports Patrick Wright, director of the Michigan-based Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. "So she has received not one but two misdemeanors related to her trying to reopen her business."

Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) has stated that COVID-19 orders are meant to save lives and combat the spread of virus. But as Huff asserted in a recent video on social media, she has to preserve her livelihood.

"Most of our COVID cases are in Detroit and the Detroit metro area," adds Wright. "Sarah's shop is in Holland, which hasn't had much COVID-19 exposure at this time period."

Wright

Wright wants to know that the governor plans to relinquish unilateral control.

"In Michigan and in many other places, the curve has been flattened, and that means that the governor should no longer be unilaterally making decisions," submits Wright. "It is an emergency, but ... this stuff is still extremely important for lives and livelihood."

Wright concludes that legislatures should be getting back to the separation of powers so that all voices instead of just one voice can be heard.

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