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This letter to the public was submitted to LebTown. Read our submission policy here.
Dear Residents of Lebanon County,
If there was ever any doubt that the governor and secretary of health are more motivated by politics than concerns about public health, that doubt has been erased today.
Secretary of Health, Dr. Levine’s highly political statement regarding Lebanon County is an absolute insult to equality and fair treatment, and may have violated the constitutional rights of 140,000 county residents, regardless of their politics.
We are all ardent supporters of transparency in government, and we can all see right through this punitive decision. They own the so-called “data”, they disseminate the “data”, they use this same “data” to bully those who do not comply or who challenge their authority. Unfortunately, we have no way of verifying the accuracy of their “data.” The governor’s hypocritical march through the streets of Harrisburg, his inability to communicate his own guidelines, and nonsensical application of arbitrary metrics to reopen parts of Pennsylvania should all lead to only one conclusion.
As far as we are concerned the governor has lost all credibility regarding every aspect of his shutdown, and deserves only to be ignored. Lebanon Countians, and Pennsylvanians as a whole, should treat this edict with the same respect that he has treated all of us, absolutely none.
Senator, Dave Arnold
48th Senatorial District
State Representative, Russ Diamond
102nd Legislative District
State Representative, Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
State Representative, Sue Helm
104th Legislative District
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