Mayor needs to trust voters who voted for him

Thank you for your article regarding Mayor Victorino’s directive to “police” retailers in relation to compliance to open up their businesses. And that he will ” . . . continue on our aggressive mode of testing for our people in Maui County.” 

Evidently, he doesn’t trust “. . . our people in Maui County,” even though they trusted him when he was elected.

His actions remind me of Gestapo, WWII official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe. They were the main players in the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jews of Europe, as well as other nationalities that didn’t fit into their vision of world domination.

Being a resident of  Maui for the past 50-plus years, to see this attitude of leadership from our elective officials — local, county, state and federal — is very, very sad during this final stage of a pandemic. People are out of work and homes are being foreclosed because of the  COVID-19 outbreak. They need to get back to work.

Now is the time to stand up and be counted to trust the people. This episode of our lives will pass and the year 2020 will be our best year yet. Open up the businesses and America to get back to work.

Michael S. Downing



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