After the Democrat Governor of Michigan decided to issue a lockdown order, a 77 year-old barber Karl Manke refused to comply and kept his shop open for business.
A Michigan Attorney General responded to this grave threat by asking a judge to force Manke to close up shop.
On Thursday, the judge ruled against the state and for the barber.
According to the Washington Examiner, Shiawassee County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart opted not to grant the AG’s request to force Manke’s closure, which allows Manke to keep cutting hair.
AG @dananessel says she doesn't plan on arresting Owosso Barber Karl Manke, but she does have a message for him and his supporters.
"He's not a hero. He's not a patriot."
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— Mikenzie Frost (@MikenzieFrost) May 13, 2020
Manke’s position has resonated with opponents of the lockdown orders with many now seeing him as an example of fighting against a governor “drunk on her own power.”
"The government is not my mother. Never has been. I've been in business longer than they've been alive."
Michiganders have had enough of Democrat Gretchen Whitmer's nanny state
Whitmer is drunk on her own power! pic.twitter.com/pi94H0LxU3
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 14, 2020
“The government is not my mother,” said Manke. “I’ve been in business longer than they’ve been alive.”