Opinion: Defy Grinch Newsom
By Lisa Sloan of Goleta
Dear Honorable County Supervisors,
Thank you kindly to Chair Hart and Supervisors Hartman and Williams for responding to my letter from last week. You each described the plan to send a letter formally requesting Governor Newsom to ungroup our county from the Southern California Region and to form a Central Coast region with Ventura and San Luis Obispo. Meanwhile, each day that goes by waiting for a response, our county continues to suffer.
Would you please help your constituents who wish to make a living, go to school, and worship God in church? These lockdowns are political and are not based upon science. The data does not warrant the closures for a virus with a 99.8% survival rate, according to the CDC. Besides, nowhere in the U.S. Constitution is there a provision for the Bill of Rights to become void in time of pestilence or any other emergency crisis.
What makes us think that a tyrannical Grinch Newsom will respond in a timely manner to our pitiful letter? Businesses that have submitted their attestations obviously intend to be protective of their customers. Meanwhile, Newsom breaks his own guidelines. Do his actions demonstrate that he believes his guidelines are effective? No, the only goal of this Grinch is to steal Christmas.
Stop the interminable unscientific and unconstitutional closures of businesses, schools and churches, whether our hospital capacity is measured as a sole County or as the entire Southern California region. Don't wait for a response to your letter that may never come! Please protect your constituents now. Uphold your oath of office. Defy the Grinch!
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