A Small-Business Owner Defies Obama’s Order to Shut Down
From Capitalism Institute
His goal is obvious. Shut down as much of the government in as painful of a manner as possible to force Republicans to accept his “I will not negotiate” position. He wants more power and he’ll do anything to get it.
But now, we’re seeing resistance. First, the vets defied Obama’s memorial shutdown. Now, a small business owner has defied Obama’s order to shut downat all.
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As a small business owner in America, reading the words of this American patriotgave me chills. Here’s what he said:
“I am now occupying the building at this time. If that gets me put in jail, I’m going to jail… I can no longer abide by what’s happening.”
You see, Obama has ordered federal agents to shut down privately-owned business on federal land, privately-funded parks, and even privately-owned homes on federal land.
Todd Starnes from FoxNews.com reports:
And with that one decision – restaurant owner Glenn Helseth joined the ranks of Americans who’ve decided to defy the strong-arm tactics of the National Park Service.
For the past 11 years Helseth and his wife have operated the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant inside the historic Cole Digges House in Yorktown, Va.
The National Park Service owns and operates the building. So when the government shut down on Oct. 1, the Helseths were given 48 hours to pack up and move out.
The couple also owns a restaurant on Jamestown Island. They had to close that restaurant after the National Park Service blocked access to the island.
“We’re upset on a number of levels – not the least of which is the impendingfinancial doom that Carrot Tree faces,” Glenn told me.
At least 20 of his longtime employees are facing the unemployment line. They can’t make rent and some are faced with choosing between buying food or buying medicine.
So Glenn decided it was time to take some action – and at 11 a.m. ET he reopened the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant – in defiance of the federal government.
“I intend to serve everybody that wants to dine with me,” he said. “I don’t intend to close my doors. I am occupying Carrot Tree Yorktown.”