I am a small business owner in Michigan and feel it is time to let us all, whether we own businesses or just "are", to make our own decisions on life, liberty and whether we can socially distance ourselves.
I think most of the unrest and protests we in Michigan are seeing is because we are being treated as if we don't have a brain.
No one wants to get sick or give any virus to anyone else, whether they are 65 or 6, but I am, and I have many friends that are in the over 60 group and are healthy and not sick and want to continue to enjoy life and families WITHOUT being told how to do so. Life in itself is a risk. We all know this. We have (according to the "experts") been told first wash hands no masks necessary; then other way around; stay home.....stay inside....and again, wrong. Don't blame them for trying to figure it all out but I say it is time to let us figure our own lives out.
Let us decide if we want to take the chance of going to the beach or the hair salon or the gym or just go sit at a bar to relax, have a drink (or not) and socialize!
So again, we are not sheep......don't continue to treat us as such. Thanks sooo much to whoever got this whole OpenTheState thing going.....good for you!!