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“The Shutdown is Not About Your Health” Says Former NC Commissioner, Karen Bentley



A group of concerned citizens opened a page on Facebook, Sunday, to let North Carolinians tell their stories and post their videos and to discuss how the NC Statewide shutdown has affected them.

Posted on ReOpen Meetup,  by page administrator Drew Poe was the following post:

This piece was shared by former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Karen Bentley.

“When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go to the beach or a park, it’s not about your health.

When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it’s not about your health.

When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it’s dangerous, but allows in-person lottery ticket sales, it’s not about your health.

When the State tells you it’s dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone or be in a motorboat alone, but the governor can get his stage makeup done and a haircut for 5 TV appearances a week, it’s not about your health.

When ABC stores are deemed, “essential” but churches are not it’s not about your health.

It’s about the STATE getting to keep their revenue but small businesses can no longer make any revenue.”

Do these policies seem inconsistent? Are they inconsistent or not? What are everyone’s thoughts?

Next should any elected official voting in favor of a stay at home order be required to have their government pay suspended? Please support your decision if you would. This is not a poll question, but hopefully a philosophical policy discussion. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts.

The original post can be found:

Karen Bentley served 4 terms as a Republican, and in 2014 did not seek re-election.

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