Today the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to change the county motto from “Where You Belong” to “Where Freedom Rings.” The following text is taken from the resolution.

WHEREAS, the people of Ottawa County overwhelmingly spoke with their vote to restore the constitutional rights of the people as a first priority of the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners; and,

WHEREAS, “Where Freedom Rings”— where individual freedom, parental rights, and religious and conscience freedom are protected, all people belong; and,

WHEREAS, America is an exceptional nation made up of a diverse and beautiful people. America is the land of systemic opportunity, built on the Constitution, Christianity, and Capitalism— the opportunity that jobs provide for social uplift. We need to return our nation to our roots which made America exceptional, rather than apologize for them; and,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners establishes a new county vision statement and motto of “Where Freedom Rings.”