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‘‘I hope we can put aside our bickering over covitics to remember those who put aside their differences and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and their fellow Americans. Let’s pause to honor them on Memorial Day.”

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‘‘I would like to give a shout out to the employees at Target on Owen Road. These are the most professional people and nicest people there are. I’m so grateful to have them in our community.”

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‘‘I just found out that Bill Carr Signs gifted Lake Fenton’s graduating seniors with congratulatory lawn signs displaying their pictures. What a great gesture from a local business. Bravo and thank you.”

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‘Thanks to the person at McDonald’s on Owen Road last Sunday morning who bought my breakfast. It was very much appreciated and will be paid forward.”

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ALL THE ARGUMENTS about you must wear a mask vs you make your choice and I can make my own choice actually boils down to authoritarianism vs libertarianism. I would bet money that most of the people telling others you must wear a mask would also argue ‘it’s my body, it’s my choice’ on the abortion topic.

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TAKE THE RED pill.

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DEATH TO THE word ‘hero’ brought to you by the generation raised on participation trophies. Sorry snowflake, overcoming a problem with hand soap, distance and latex is not heroic, it’s merely average. Overuse of the word hero for COVID-19 means it no longer has legitimate value.

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TO MASK WEARER demanding I comply. Our local police and businesses aren’t enforcing wearing a mask. So it’s up to you — make me. You don’t want your family infected? Stay home.

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THE IDEA THAT ‘science’ is a purveyor of truth is dead. Having sold out, contemporary science is ideologically and politically corrupt. Most cited source of COVID-19 data comes from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Yes, that Bloomberg. Same guy who censors publications for political benefit.

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MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN LEADERS have failed us.

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WHITMER MUST GO.

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HOW CAN YOU compare safety precautions we are taking for the COVID-19 to alcoholism, diabetes, obesity and heart disease? These can’t spread through person-to-person contact. COVID-19 can.

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SINCE WHEN DO we quarantine the healthy part of a population? We have faced many epidemics as a nation and not one time in our history have we ever mass quarantined. Common sense seems to have been replaced by fear and panic. Life is a risk, every hour of every day.

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WHITE HOUSE GUIDELINES for reopening a state include 14 days with a reduction in deaths, all businesses need to practice social distancing of 6 feet, sanitizing surfaces and wearing masks in all public areas. Michigan’s governor is following Trump Administration guidelines on when to re-open. How hard is this to understand?

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TO THE PEOPLE saying that the governor is ruining lives; prove it. You have to prove your statement before I’ll believe it.

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THANK YOU GOVERNOR Whitmer for setting guidelines toward reducing COVID-10 incidents in Michigan. Your actions appear to be working.

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KUDOS TO THE sarcastic ‘we’re all in this together’ Hot line. Right on target.

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TO ‘THANK GOODNESS the governor is logical.’ Still waiting to see the justifying ‘science and data’ to justify the UP and northern Michigan on Governor-mandated personal and economic lockdown. She won’t present the date as it does not exist. Emotion does not equal fact.

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AMEN TO COMMENTS about too much government control. That scares me more than the disease ever could. Maybe that’s why barber Karl Menke defied the governor. He lived growing up right after WWII where it was fresh in the minds of Americans how our nation fought against this kind of dictatorship and brainwashing.

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THREE COUNTIES IN Michigan have 90 percent of the COVID-19 cases. One hundred percent pay for the result. It is just not reasonable to punish the people not at risk. It is the goal of the liberal left to destroy our economy in hopes of destroying one president in the process.

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DISAPPOINTED THAT CHURCHES have quietly stood by and watched overreaching governors steal our First Amendment rights. They seem to have forgotten that the Constitution plainly states, ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...’ The Constitution trumps all local or state declarations.

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CHECK OUT THE LED billboard at Grange Hall Road and I-75. Our governor is a tyrant who needs to be recalled.

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THE ‘EMERGENCY POWERS’ of our governor were designed to be short-term, a few weeks at most. After that, legislative action would be required to continue ‘drastic measures.’ Whitmer is in violation of state law.

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HEY TO ALL you people who have wanted to quit your jobs and sit on your butts all day. How’s that going for you?

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JUDGING BY THE Hot lines, many are whining about the governor’s stay-at-home order. I believe people have had it too good for too long. Where were you during the Vietnam War or the gas lines and economic downturns of the early 1980s? Take a chill pill; we will get through this.

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EXCEPT FOR THE most at-risk populations, COVID-19 is a very minor risk.

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TO DEFENDER OF ‘darn politicians,’ you citing ‘speed limits and can’t text while driving’ perfectly demonstrates Whitmer’s overreach. Instead of sensible risk mitigation (like speed limits), Whitmer’s orders are tantamount to an outright ban on driving. You starting to understand yet?

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I HAVE THREE friends who are all self-employed. They are not on the governor’s essential businesses list. All of them say the same thing; we are essential to our families and employees for their financial welfare. Who is going to support us after the politicians have completely put us out of business?

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THE NUMBER ONE trillion is very large. If it were converted into seconds, 1 trillion seconds, most people would be astonished to know that 1 trillion seconds is equal to about 32,000 years.

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THE DEMS WILL do anything to grab power. Telling the Supreme Court they want documents to launch another impeachment investigation and doing their best to downplay the sex assault complaint against Biden.

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I JUST GOT an email saying that Michigan ranks fourth in census returns at 66.2 percent. Why do they need a census if they already know the answer?

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OF COURSE, SOCIAL media sites like Facebook and YouTube are censoring content. They have been doing this for years. This can be proven by using a VPN service and selecting a different country as your location. Your search results will differ substantially than if these sites think you are in America.

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HEY CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER, the ‘common good’ you idolize is defined by the collective self-interest of the populace, not by a governor, public health official, or neighbor hysterical about a virus.

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GOV. WHITMER IS desperate to become the VP candidate. She’s constantly grinning while speaking about anything. She’s been on national TV more than any other possible running mate.

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GOV WHITMER FAILED us on COVID-19. She failed to consult the Legislature. She failed by insulting the protesters, and Trump. Whitmer failed to treat opening economy as a risk assessment. And, most importantly, Gov Whitmer failed as a leader. She never persuaded us with her reasons for her actions.

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THIS MIGHT BE a good time to reprint Judge McCabe’s article on Lady Justice from February. A great reminder of the goals and value of our legal system.

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CLAW BACK ALL the government pay since the lockdown started and see how they like it.

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TO THE PERSON wondering why people are against mail-in voting. Case-in-point — absentee ballots were being mailed to residences where the people hadn’t lived there for years. That person could have filled out that plus their own and that’s just one example. There’s just so many opportunities for fraud here

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DO YOU REALLY think Whitmer wants everything shut down? No. It’s for safety. Stop trying to attach a hidden meaning to something that doesn’t have one.

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SENDING ALMOST 8 million Michigan voters an absentee voter application is a waste of time and taxpayer money.

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RATHER THAN BE hypocritical, why not take time to show kindness and gratitude? Follow a few simple rules to keep those you encounter healthy.

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THANK YOU GOV. Whitmer for making tough decisions for the greater safety of the residents of Michigan, even those who oppose you.

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I OPPOSE MAIL in voting for the exact same reason only one person is allowed at a voting booth at a time. Unsupervised voting creates conditions of influence, coercion, and outright theft. You want to steal votes from those who cannot physically go to the polls. Not very American.

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THERE’S ONLY ONE way to beat the Wuhan virus in the foreseeable future here. Immunity. And it’s not going to happen if we’re all hysterically hiding in our homes.

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HEY WHITMER, STOP harassing the poor barber and fix the damn dams.

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FREEDOM WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY is for children. Freedom with responsibility is for adults doing the hard work of democracy.

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PLEASE ASK GOV. Whitmer what good it does to participate in the federally funded PPP and pay 19 employees to stand around and wait for business to come in when she has shuttered most of the businesses in our state.

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TO THE PERSON who greatly admires a governor that sticks up for what she thinks is best. To me, she has proven that she knows absolutely nothing about her constituents and doesn’t seem to care about them. She’s simply using a power-play for unknown reasons.

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HEY CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER, you’re confused. You have no right to ‘stay healthy and alive.’ But I do have a constitutionally protected right to liberty and assembly. So yes, my ‘right to mingle’ supersedes your fantasy of health and life.

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