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Upper Peninsula State Fair

EDITOR:

After listening to governor Whitmer speak about the fair, and the risk of COVID-19 I felt I needed to reach out and express my feelings The CDC has already indicated that it reported wrong numbers that were not accurate regarding COVID-19. But don’t just take my word for it, verify that information. Recently they indicated that as much as 35% of the population of this country may had the virus and were asymptomatic. If you crunch the numbers regarding our population, and the amount of COVID deaths you will see that for a healthy person without a compromised immune system your chances of dying of COVID 19 are less than being struck by lightning.

The governor’s approach to handling this crisis without the support of her legislature has led me to believe that she is more interested in trying to damage the economy to advance her own political agenda than she is really is about the needs of the people of the Upper Peninsula. The fair that is hosted by Delta County every year is critical to the fiscal infrastructure and economic lifeline to this area. I find it very, very troubling that our governor would use the economy as a political tool to advance her own agenda. Her approach to opening the state back up again has been somewhat Nilly Willy to say the least.

I feel that the people of the Upper Peninsula are intelligent enough to tend to themselves in this case, We can have the fair and we can make it a safe and good experience for all. We don’t need to be told what to do like we are a brainless mob that requires the mental Nimbus of Gretchen Whitmer in order to survive. Madame governor if you don’t choose to help the Upper Peninsula then simply get out of the way and don’t damage our economic infrastructure because of your political aspirations.

Our governor allowed bars In Michigan to open back up but people couldn’t go camping, I can’t tell you how many of my constituents called me and questioned her logic.

As Yoopers, I feel we are a proud people, we don’t need government in our hair on a daily basis. The people that we sent to Lansing to represent us have done a fine job looking out for the best interests of the people of the U.P. I wish we could say the same about the governor. Governor Whitmer, and anyone else who feels we shouldn’t have a fair, stay home. For those of us who wish to have a fair, we can except responsibility for ourselves, or better yet why don’t you just think of us as protesters in a great big riot and we’re all just expressing ourselves.

David Moyle

Escanaba

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