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Yawn! More Hokum

Poor Kirstyn Horan, so misinformed, yet still trying to undermine the work of Commissioner Rich Ginop and other similarly-minded representatives on the Northwest Michigan Board of Health.

Where to start? We'll go in order of the complaints in her letter (pictured).

1) Commissioner Rich Ginop, also chair of the Emmet County Board of Commissioners, has never had any editorial involvement in the ERG website. He was a founder of the ERG grassroots group, but once he was elected as a Commissioner, he took the honorable path by removing himself from its leadership. In fact, he no longer appears on the ABOUT page of the website and has been replaced by another informed, hard-working patriot.

2) The articles/blogs presented at this website do not "actively work against the mission" of the Health Dept. of Northwest Michigan (HDNW). They accurately report on issues and policies, encouraging the Dept. to work within its mission for the benefit of all who live in the four counties represented. Of course, Ms. Horan cited no 'false claims' or 'divisive topics.' As with many Covidian health agitators, a 'false claim' means she disagrees with someone, even if she's wrong.

3) Chair Ginop most certainly did not 'appoint' himself to the Board of Health, as she claims. In fact, many Emmet County residents witnessed him getting elected to the health board. Quite a difference!

4) Many constituents represented by this Health Board believe there needed (and still does need) to be a change in the manner that the Board conducts its business in order to stay within its 'mission.' ERG has consistently encouraged this Board to: a) stop spending massive amounts of money with little or no oversight, and b) stop enforcing mandates (e.g. masks, vaccines, lock downs, and shut downs) that put our citizens at risk. To that end, we applaud the integrity with which Rich Ginop is governing.

Finally, we implore the Health Board to continue to rein in the HDNW bureaucracy and serve our county responsibly.

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