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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 04:32 AM

A Michigan county tells its residents to ignore coronavirus restrictions and 'return to normal life'

ALCONA COUNTY, MI - The language in a rural Michigan county board resolution defying statewide coronavirus restrictions alluded to the civil disobedience shown at the Boston Tea Party.

“We are not advocating for overthrow or abolishment,” according to Alcona County Resolution 2020-13, “but if these practices continue, (we advocate for) civil disobedience and ignoring the over-reaching and oppressive Executive Orders that have been inflicted on our citizens, akin to the Boston Tea Party, which was respectful to the cargo vessels but not the cargo itself.”

Instead of tossing tea into the water, the “cargo” in this case would mean “a return to normal life” by choosing not to follow statewide mandates for virtual education and mask-wearing, said Alcona County Commissioner Gary Wnuk of the United States Taxpayers Party, who authored the resolution.

Wnuk and the other four Republican county commissioners unanimously approved the Aug. 19 resolution, which also requested Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to place Alcona County in the same region as other Northern Michigan counties with less restrictions.

Read more: https://www.mlive.com/coronavirus/2020/09/a-michigan-county-tells-its-residents-to-ignore-coronavirus-restrictions-and-return-to-normal-life.html

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TexasTowelie Sep 14 OP
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The Magistrate Sep 14 #2
jimfields33 Sep 14 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 04:37 AM

1. What is wrong with these people??!!

No other country in the world is behaving like this - how can they ignore what's happening in the rest of the world??!!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:18 AM

2. But America Is First In Bestness, Mem'Sahib

The example to, and envy of, the rest of the world....

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:29 AM

3. 40 cases 2 deaths out of 10,942 population in 6 months.

I’m sure they feel the stats are less then the minimum for opening up. I’m not sure what the resolution will be as that’s up to the governor.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:37 AM

4. How rural? How close is the nearest Covid capable hospital when they inevitably need one?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:25 AM

5. They just believe they should be included with other counties...

that have already eased restrictions based on their perceived similarities. Must be difficult to have a business that has restrictions that don't apply to your competitors across county lines

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