Editor: I’m writing this letter to you and copies will be sent to the Mohave County Board of Supervisors.

This is about the articles in the paper regarding becoming a constitutional sanctuary county and city.

It appears to me that the reason for this is that certain people who have called themselves the Lake Havasu City Patriots are behind this movement. It doesn’t seem to me that’s who they are. What they want from my understanding is that they don’t want to abide by the health and safety rules that we all should be doing. If we don’t work together (as right now we’re not), this virus is not going to get better. Mask wearing, social distancing, etc. have worked. Just look at the facts. We need to keep doing this.

Just look at the rate of increase of cases and deaths. The hospitals are overwhelmed and no ICU beds available. We need to listen to the experts (CDC, Mohave County Health Director) and not to people who feel their rights are being taken away because of a “phony-baloney pandemic”. We need strong leaders that can make the hard decisions for people and get us on the right track. I feel that a lot of the public is unaware of this movement. Lots of people don’t get the paper and aren’t socializing as much so communication isn’t been shared. For a few members of the board, making a decision like this needs a great deal of thought. We don’t want to have unintentional consequences.

JoAnn Fischetti

Lake Havasu City

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“Your”welcome

“Bone Spurs!” I received my right wing propaganda in California! Watching morons spouting off liberal B.S!

BoneSpurs McPantsLoad

Unfortunately, “Your” bizarre behavior is fringe behavior in every other wealthy country EXCEPT for America, where it is routine and popular to reject science, facts and reality as a right-wing tribal membership badge, i.e., maga hats.

IslandDeb

Wearing a mask during these difficult times shows Patriotism.

Bea

Well said, thank you. This is a public health issue, not a political one. No shoes, no shirt, no service is based in public health theories and practices. So is wear a mask and social distancing. We don’t want to be spreading germs to one anothe!

HavasuGuy

For the record, I am not responding to whether or not we should have masks or not, everyone has an opinion on that topic and our Constitution provides their right to do so, AND the manner in which they should do it..

We have processes within our Constitution for addressing differing opinions. The US Constitution and the Arizona Constitution provide the means by which citizens can express their opinions and the structures that support that.

Neither of these Constitutions provide for a small number of citizens (minority) to come together to usurp the will of the people.

There is a way to effect change in your government, use it.

“Your”welcome

Hate to break the news to you, unfortunately looking at facts the masks and social distancing has done nothing! Simply use California as an example!

BigBob

"Your" (sic) - As usual you are making an idiotic comment without actually thinking anything through.

Mayo Clinic study results - face masks help slow the spread of COVID-19? Face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now include face masks in their recommendations for slowing the spread of the virus. The CDC recommends cloth face masks for the public and not the surgical and N95 masks needed by health care providers.

Morons such as yourself are the reason the turmp virus has spread at such an alarming rate through our nation.

“Your”welcome

Am I “Bobby!” Just to be clear I wear a mask! I just personally believe they aren’t working, nor do I believe a thought in that little head of yours! The world health organization didn’t call this a problem until March 2020, the current president called this in December! I’m not trying to make any political points nor am I proud of what occurred this past week! I would strongly suggest you go outside and take a walk! It’ll do you good!

HavasuGuy

Hate to break it to you but Arizona's positivity rate per capita is much higher than California's. It's easy to see this information if you want to. Interestingly, more of California's population is closer together in cities than Arizona's, this would obviously allow for a greater spread of the virus but, Arizona's rate is higher.

“Your”welcome

I’ve read that “HG” yet here we are with open hospital beds and in California they are without! I believe there is more to it than putting on a mask! Our government is failing us..,

BoneSpurs McPantsLoad

‘Your” - you remind me of the frog in the kettle theory. Little by little the heat is raised and you don't even realize how much distortion you're getting in your news feed. You “believe’ because the people you listen to on Facebook and faux and parler “believe,” and your friends “believe,” so you reinforce your belief through theirs. What little disagreement you hear is only in degrees of untruth. And this is why the virus is continuing to have its way with us. Thanks for nothing.

“Your”welcome

“Bone Spurs!” I don’t do Facebook nor fox! Now what?

BoneSpurs McPantsLoad

So inquiring minds want to know, where do you gather “Your” right wing extremist propaganda?

“Your”welcome

First let’s start with “the” inquiring minds! Where are they? Who’s are they? Bone Spurs if you actually have one, please start looking at those in your personal space! Now be honest when looking at who actually got COVID! I’m not here telling people what they should do or believe. I put on my mask when necessary. Those of you that continue to believe it’s protecting you are fools!

HavasuGuy

You're right JoAnn, the Lake Havasu City Patriots are anything but patriots.

We have a Constitution that is in full force right now, these people are trying to get others to believe that we have no rights unless the local politicians give them to us. They don't even understand our Constitution and the rights and responsibilities we have as citizens. They just want to enjoy their 'personal' rights while ignoring their responsibilities as citizens to the others in our community. Their view of our country is very self-centered and selfish.

What is a patriot? Here's one definition; Patriotism or national pride is the feeling of love, devotion, and sense of attachment to a homeland and alliance with other citizens who share the same sentiment. This attachment can be a combination of many different feelings relating to one's own homeland, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects.

This whole phony Lake Havasu City Patriots group came about because they don't want to follow public health measures to try and save other American citizens from the current pandemic. They can't even come together for the good of our community...

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