The Honorable Asa Hutchinson
Governor of Arkansas
500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Re: Moving to Phase 2
Dear Governor Hutchinson,
We affirm, claim and believe our state motto, Regnat Populus “The People Rule” and stand upon the founding principles of individual freedom and liberty in our nation’s Declaration of Independence, Federal Constitution and Arkansas Constitution.
We believe the Department of Health’s mandatory directives are excessive — and share in the concerns expressed in the Arkansas Dental Association letter, submitted to you on 5/14/20, as they apply to restaurants, small businesses, and non-profits in our region. We can cite multiple examples, if necessary, and believe the directives are confusing, inconsistent, impractical, arbitrary, randomly enforced, unfairly target select industries, and cause fear and frustration for consumers and business alike.
We understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic and pledge our support and cooperation in protecting consumers and employees by following reasonable, targeted and common sense guidelines.
Please be advised that many in our region intend to move safely to Phase 2 of Arkansas’ Open For Business model on Friday, June 12th.