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Let’s get back to normalcy

Let’s get back to normalcy

To the Editor:

In normal times, we are not unduly impacted by the actions of our elected officials, whether they are state or national officials. But these are not normal times.

Few people on the planet questioned the rationale of closing down our economies to save the world from a deadly pandemic, especially after seeing the horrific video images coming out of communist China. But, now that we know that the so-called “pandemic” is hardly deadly, with 99.75 percent recovering, it seems that we would benefit in every way imaginable by returning to normal activities, allowing our children to play without masks and stop pandering to fear. 

The path for North Carolinians couldn’t be clearer. If we re-elect Roy Cooper, we are headed for more and more draconian measures, with his advice just three days ago to snitch on people in our community who are not wearing masks. He appears to be following a political agenda, that is probably illegal, as the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that  executive orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to combat COVID-19 are unconstitutional and invalid. Thus, Gov. Cooper’s directives should be challenged in our courts too.

Or we can elect Dan Forest governor on November 3 and see our path quickly come back to more normal, reasonable behavior, based upon ideas of attaining herd immunity, sooner rather than later. 

Ruth Rendely

Otto

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