A restaurant owner in Michigan is fed up with the selective COVID lockdowns and is fighting back against them. Here he is interrupting a reporter during a live news hit to make his voice heard:
An angry business owner interrupted me moments before my live hit. He wanted to express his anger about Michigan’s current covid-19 restrictions. So, ok kool you can express your anger, just know I’m asking hard questions in return.💪🏾Journalism 101 always be ready! pic.twitter.com/TIcJRv8R4J
— Tarvarious Haywood (@TarvariousWWMT) December 3, 2020
Here’s more from WWMT:
Bar and restaurant owners say they are feeling the effects of the dine-in ban after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services passed an epidemic order, which was set to expire on Dec. 9.
Dave Morris, the owner of D&R Daily Grind, said he is tired of restrictions putting businesses like his in danger of closing.
“My government leaders have abandoned me,” Morris said.
He said since opening up for indoor dining on Nov. 27, 2020, he had seen a record number of customers and he was encouraging other business owners to open up.
Morris explaining loud, clear and live during the News Channel 3 newscast, why he believes the epidemic orders are robbing restaurant owners.
“They have put me in a position to where I have to fight back,” Morris said.
Morris has been going against the state’s indoor dining ban by opening up and welcoming customers.
The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Associations filed a lawsuit to stop the order, but a federal judge ruled on Dec. 2, 2020, that restaurants can’t open safely and successfully.
“I feel everybody should stand up,” Morris said.
His café has been open since Friday, Nov. 27, the indoor dining ban is in effect until Dec. 9.
Morris says he received a cease-and-desist letter from Kalamazoo County health department, but he said business was booming so he would be staying open.
“They want me to go down and be quiet and never hear from me again. I am not going to put up with it. It’s time to rise up. Shut it all down or don’t shut any of us down. That’s the only way to get control of a virus,” Morris said.
Businesses that defy the state’s orders face a fine of $1,000 a day. Morris was was up to $6,000 as of Dec. 2.
The indoor dining ban was set to expire Dec. 9, but as COVID-19 cases continued to rise, it was unclear what would happen next.
Can’t blame this man one bit. He’s not just fighting a corrupt government, but a corrupt court system that upholds these lockdowns. And he’s right about the government paying him to be closed down. That’s why the massive stimulus was passed earlier this year. If the government is going to force businesses to close down, they must sustain them. Otherwise let them stay open, which is what should happen regardless.
A similar thing is happening in New York, where a restaurant owner was actually arrested for defying Cuomo’s lockdowns. A bunch of people came out to protest this madness last night and the business owners were on with Tucker last night: