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Concerned Citizens of
Franklin County, Inc.
PO Box 990
Eastpoint, Florida32328
(850) 653-5571

A Message of Hope and Action

on Monday, 06 April 2020.

A Crazy World

Hello Friends:

In the last six days, Franklin County counted its first two Coronavirus infections with one at Alligator Point and one (thought to be) on ST. George Island. The one in Alligator Point is a renter from New York. The one on SGI had recently traveled overseas, we’ve been told.

Scary? Yes and No. Let me explain. I am a statistician and a businessman. We have collected and analyzed both business starts and construction starts for about 25 years and we’ve seen many ups and downs and the interpretations made with this move or that. We don’t claim to have superior knowledge. But what we do know is that projections are worth what you pay for them; or maybe not. Projections often turn out to be more wrong than right.

The Coronavirus is a clear and present danger to our way of life either due to the Coronavirus and/or government actions. I won’t argue with the political decision. But I will state there is a tendency to underrate Unintended Consequences of your actions. Like in physics, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The calculus to break the back of this disease was made by others. We don’t have to agree, it’s the law and its policy. If you disagree, vote your leaders out at the next election. But, even then, be careful, that might be exactly what the political types are doing…playing the long game. I can’t speak for national leadership or how the scientists came to the conclusions that they did. Here’s what we all need to do to get back our lives.

  1. Embrace and don’t fight the leadership that has mandated many different changes in our behavior. The sooner its over, the sooner we get our lives back.
  2. Be vigilant both internally and externally. Not only do you have to do what’s necessary to keep you and yours safe. You have to worry about those that fight everything and do stupid things that endanger us all. Commissioners are you listening? The transmission path so far has been overwhelming willful and/or unthinking, not caring for others. If you are sick, stay away and God be with you. If everyone followed that advice, the virus would burn itself out quickly.
  3. Protect the elderly and those that are compromised. Not only because we love them, but also for the risk it puts others to when we have to take care of them because someone was not thinking!
  4. Just like Terrorism; if you see something, say something. Social shaming needs to be a part of the way we ward off new infections and contain those that are shopping in our stores and moving about in defiance of the law.
  5. Ask why the Health Departments statewide are not legally quarantining those with the virus? If everyone knew who had Coronavirus we and they would not be cavalierly coming here and otherwise spreading the infection. We would be arresting those breaking quarantine.
  6. Sooner, rather than later we will start to get back our lives. The vast majority of people who get the virus will have zero to moderate symptoms. Our medical care system will not get overwhelmed. We need to begin focusing on how we will reopen our businesses now, even as we wait for the actual date to do so.

Please consider working together as we have not done for at least 60 years. Only a nihilist or unthinking person will see things differently. America is the greatest nation on earth. Freedom and the independence that comes along with it are not free. We sometimes forget the terrible price current and former Soldiers, Deputies, Medical personnel and even Politicians have sometimes paid for what we have. Our future is not a given. The best among us will lead us back to prosperity. Applaud them, don’t throw roadblocks in front of them as they reinvent our country as this virus slowly fades.

One more thing. Now, more than ever everyone needs to respond to their Census Information Request. Go to my2020census.gov. This site permits you to use your street address to respond to the census. It's very easy to do at that point, even for couples or small families using iPhones and Androids. The telephone number is 1-844-330-2020 for English. For Spanish call 1-844-468-2020. It is best to call very early or very late to shorten the wait time. Act Now while you are thing about it. You’ll be participating in a vital national priority. Afterwards, you will know we are all united by our Americanism.

I’d love your feedback, good or bad.

God bless America and all of you!

Thank you.

Allan J. Feifer

President
Concerned Citizens of Franklin County, Inc.
P.O Box 990
Eastpoint, Florida 32328
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(850) 653-5571

“The Concerned Citizens of Franklin County, Inc. serves as a citizens’ advocate to ensure that our Franklin County governments are more open, affordable, efficient, and responsive to our citizens. The organization seeks to hold public officials accountable for their actions in the administration of their duties and in their fiduciary responsibilities to the taxpayers.”

Commissioner Contacts:

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