Are Christie’s actions and justification legit?
I say no, because… THIS is exactly why the people have such disdain for government. Not willing to live under the same rules they set for everyone else.
His disdain for his citizens is truly appalling:
“The governor has a residence at Island Beach,” he said. “Others don’t. That’s the way it goes. Run for governor and you can have the residence.”
Please note that this is a summer home, not a primary home. Everyone else had to change their summer plans. His claim that neither he nor his family and guests will use state services are specious. They’re going to use services of some kind, even if only security, etc. They wouldn’t let anyone else in that promised to be 100% self-sufficient. Why should they get to? If the place it’s closed, it should be closed.