In a small town in Michigan with a population of around 3,000, the entire Township board was overwhelmingly removed from their positions after they showed support for constructing a plant for a company based in communist China. Kelly Kush, the newly elected trustee at Green Charter Township, shares her concerns about the company and the reasons behind the board’s removal. One major concern is national security, given recent news about aggressive actions by the Chinese military against US vessels and aircraft, as well as the presence of a spy balloon in the country.
Kelly recently attended a fundraiser where former Congressman Mike Rogers, who is running for Senate, warned about the allegiance of the company’s management to the Chinese Communist Party. The company, China X, is tightly controlled by the CCP, with the largest shareholders being individuals closely connected to the party. Kelly expresses her pride in her town for prioritizing national security over potential job opportunities, and explains the process of canvassing and gathering petitions to recall the board members. Despite the challenges and fatigue from the endeavor, Kelly is pleased with the outcome.
This story highlights the strength of democracy in small communities and reaffirms the importance of safeguarding national interests..