The Gideon Knox Group, a conservative consulting firm in Montana, will be placing the names and faces of those who have filed complaints with local health departments and state agencies against small businesses and individuals for breaking Governor Bullock’s masking and social distance guidelines on billboards for the public to see.
The Gideon Knox Group designated a new page on their website with the website address BadNeighborsProject.com, which explains the initiative.
The website reads, “In Montana, we have an expression; good fences make good neighbors.” In other words, if you mind your own business and we mind our own business, we’ll get along just fine.
Unfortunately, Governor Steve Bullock doesn’t understand Montana values. And currently, he’s using five-million dollars of CARES Act money – given by taxpayer money through the federal government – to punish small businesses instead of helping them.”
In the next 24-36 hours, Montana businesses will be able to request a window decal sent to them that reads, “We participate in the Bad Neighbor’s Program.” Under that the decal reads, “Please be kind to us, and we will be kind to you.” It will send the subtle message that those who report businesses for mask violations should not return to the property or business they snitched on to health authorities.
The Gideon Knox website continues, “Bullock issued an unconstitutional mandate that violates the basic human right of bodily autonomy, forcing Montana Citizens to cover their faces despite their religious, health, or freedom-of-conscience reasons to do otherwise. Worse yet, when he first issued his orders the mandate was placed upon individuals, but now he’s demanding that businesses enforce his order.”
It proceeds, “Creating ‘snitching portals,’ Bullock is urging Citizens to report on small businesses and their neighbors for not following his emergency order. Thanks to Llew Jones’ Solutions Caucus, Republicans haven’t been able to use the legislature to check his monarchial power.”
And so, the Gideon Knox Group is launching The Bad Neighbors Program. The principle is simple; if you don’t like how your neighbor’s small business is enforcing – or not enforcing – Bullock’s order, then don’t cross their property line. And whatever you do, don’t snitch on your neighbors to the government who will try to shut them down during our economic recovery.
The Gideon Knox Group will be utilizing Freedom of Information Act Requests, as well as documents obtained (one way or another) from local health departments to publicly identify bad neighbors who snitch on small businesses for exercising their rights of bodily autonomy. Their faces and names will be featured on billboards around Montana with the heading, “These are bad neighbors who reported you for exercising your rights.”
The website says, “Communities have a right to know which of their neighbors are willing to tattle on them to the government. It’s time for businesses to refuse service to bad customers who serve as informants against them. It’s time for citizens to know which neighbors they can trust and which neighbors they cannot.”
It concludes with the statement, “The Gideon Knox Group will not tolerate Governor Bullock using CARES Act money to hurt small businesses instead of helping them.”
Below the statement is a ‘Wanted’ Poster (seen below).