Senate Bill 250, which we've discussed previously on our blog and in depth on our Rumble channel, would subject every county in Michigan, plus the state as a whole, to lockdowns subject to the fluctuating "test positivity rate" for the Chinese coronavirus.
Not the actual number of people diagnosed, let alone actually sick or dying, but the test rate.
Under the bill, on any particular day, the state health department, or your county health department, could issue an "emergency" lockdown order (for a period of unspecified duration) any day the "test positivity rate" met a given threshold.
Which made us wonder: What would this bill do to Michigan if it was the law of the land today?
Well, wonder no more. We crunched the numbers.
We computed the 7-day rolling average for each county in Michigan since the new year, plus the state average, to which the worse of the two would be applied to every county.
The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Jeff Hoverson (R), called mask mandates “diabolical silliness,” characterizing them as a conspiracy run by “unelected, wealthy bureaucrats who are robbing our freedoms and perpetuating lies,” the Herald reported.
House Bill 2595 would prohibit “discriminatory ‘divisive acts’ in the workplace,” end “the teaching of ‘divisive acts’ in West Virginia schools,” and ban “state funding to agencies who promote ‘divisive acts,'” the legislation outlines.
“Divisive concepts” are defined to include the concepts that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex,” the “United States is fundamentally racist or sexist,” “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” “an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex,” “members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex,” “an individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by his or her race or sex,” “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex,” “any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex [or] meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by a particular race to oppress another race.”
“The term ‘divisive concepts’ also includes any other form of race or sex stereotyping or any other form of race or sex scapegoating,” the legislation says.