The mayor of a small town in the US state of Texas is leaving after causing a stir with his Facebook post. Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd wrote residents ‘shouldn’t be complaining’ about the severe frost, reports NBC News.
The United States is currently suffering from extreme winter conditions, especially in the central and southern parts of the country. At least 21 people in four states have died. Millions of homes in Texas are without electricity.
Swim or drown!
Reason for Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd to enter the pen on Facebook. In a long article, he explained how he thinks the people of his town should behave in the difficult situation. Her story began with the line: “Let me hurt some people now that I have the time !!”
Boyd’s main point was that his residents shouldn’t be complaining so much about the cold. “No one owes you or your family anything,” reads her Facebook page. “It is also not the responsibility of the local government to support you in these difficult times! Swim or swim, it’s your choice!
Mayor Boyd’s vehement remarks sparked national unrest. The Facebook post was therefore massively shared. Boyd writes, for example, that people who complain about the situation make him very sick. “If you don’t have electricity, you come up with a plan to heat your house. And if you sit at home in the cold waiting for someone to come and save you, your laziness is the result of your education.
Boyd thinks those who can take care of themselves should do the same. “Because I refuse to take care of someone who can do this on their own.” He thinks that this group of “lazy” is the result of the socialist government.
In Colorado City, a town of about 3,900 people, there was a lot of commotion over Boyd’s harsh words. NBC News can report that the mayor has therefore resigned. Although the city council does not wish to discuss the matter yet.
In a second social media post, Boyd apologized. He said he had no intention of offending the weaker members of society. Facebook messages have now been deleted and the ex-mayor has closed his account.
View footage of Texas’ extreme winter weather here.
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