(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – The American people are sick and tired of the way that Democrat leaders have leveraged the coronavirus crisis to impose increasingly unconstitutional and flat-out tyrannical mandates on their citizens in the name of “public health.”
All the while, the same leaders shutting down their states happily threw their support behind widespread protesting and—let’s be real here—the criminal riots that so often followed all summer long.
Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan, has shocked and awed a freedom-loving people with not only her dramatically far-reaching mandates to keep small businesses shut down, people in their homes, and children stranded without in-person classes, but the hypocrisy of her own husband trying to take his boat out on the water when no one else was allowed to and her own appearance at a Black Lives Matter protest where she kneeled side-by-side with other activists in a very un-socially distanced crowd.
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, meanwhile, has kept his state on lockdown and forced COVID-positive patients into nursing homes exposing the most venerable population of New Yorkers to the virus as those with a 99.9% survivability rate in the general under-70 public watched their businesses suffer and their economy crash all around them as they stayed in their homes.
He then went on to both write a book about his handling of the crisis—and has even been nominated for an Emmy for his televised appearances.
Seriously, this is real life.
New York business owners are absolutely sick and tired of Cuomo’s hypocrisy and, in the face of a fresh wave of lockdowns threatening small business owners in the Empire State, some seem to have taken matters into their own hands.
A video has gone viral showing an Orchard Park, Buffalo gym where owners ordered local “health inspectors” off their property.
Deputies from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office escorted officials from the county Health Department to Athletes Unleashed, where 100 local business owners had met to brainstorm how to cope with the Orange Zone lockdown restrictions that had just gone into effect, according to WGRZ 2 (H/T BizPac Review).
As gatherings of over 10 people are now restricted in the state, officials showed up to break up the meeting.
It didn’t work out well for them.
“This is private property. You’re not wanted here,” some of the business owners shouted at the Orwellian entourage.
“Go get a warrant,” the officials were told.
The business owners also urged the authorities to have compassion for those who are watching their livelihoods crumble.
Chants of “get out, get out” broke out as the health department officials and deputies finally left the gym.
The owner of the health facility, ex-Marine Robby Dinero, told the local NBC affiliate that he had organized the meeting to protest the severe mandates he and his peers are yet again being subject to.
“I am a local business owner. My business is now shut down for the second time, so I posted on Facebook that anybody that wanted to fight back, any other business owners that wanted to learn how we could fight back against New York State, could join me for a protest at my gym,” Dinero explained.
“New York State has shuttered what it describes as ‘high-risk’ businesses, including gyms, barbershops and hair salons in areas of Erie County designated as an “orange zone.” Indoor dining has also been banned at restaurants and bars, which already have to stop serving everything but takeout food by 10 p.m.,” the local coverage explained.
Tim Walton took the now-viral video and also shared comments made by another local business owner who had wished to remain unnamed.
“We are struggling. Our livelihoods have been taken. Our income has been controlled. Our freedoms have been taken away and many of us are about to lose everything we’ve worked for and they want us to sit there and not stand up?” this person said.
“How can they tell you to close your business, then argue that you can’t even meet to come up with ways to survive — and meanwhile there’s no help from the government and very few elected officials even standing up for businesses and it’s starting to be noticed,” he added.
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