Who did you vote for, Angela Marsden, of Pineapple Hill Saloon and Grill? Are we allowed to ask? Tons of voters are electing people like Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Seattle’s Jenny Durkan. However awful, if there is one thing you know about your local Republicans, it is that they’d never lockdown business. Nor should they.
the natural rights of economically stricken individuals to reopen their businesses are righteous; they stem not from a state-created right or regulation. Rather, the right of ownership is the very extension of the right to life. In order to survive, man must—and it is in his nature to—transform the resources around him by mixing his labor with them and making them his own. Man’s labor and property are extensions of himself.
So, my countrymen are correct to protest the shuttering of their privately owned property, also their sole means of sustaining their lives.
Bar owner in Los Angeles CA is livid to see that mayor Garcetti has approved an outdoor dining area for a movie company directly across from her outdoor dining area (which was shut down) pic.twitter.com/jkUP2CWg35
— Jake Coco ????? (@jakecoco) December 4, 2020
Indoor dining has been banned for months in Los Angeles County, but health officials took it a step further and banned outdoor dining on November 25, the day before Thanksgiving, “to reduce the possibility for crowding and the potential for exposure.”
Ms Marsden was angered to discover that the caterers for a film crew – shooting the NBC crime drama Good Girls – had set up an almost identical arrangement to her closed restaurant a few feet away.
“I am losing everything,” she said, struggling to maintain her composure.
“Everything I own is being taken away from me. And they set up a movie company right next to my patio, which is right here.”
She said that she made the discovery of the set en route to a protest, which was staged on Saturday outside the home of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, with demonstrators saying the government’s uneven application of the rules was crushing small businesses.
“People wonder why I am protesting,” Ms Marsden continued. “I have had enough. They have not given us money, and have shut us down.”
My own point is that someone is voting for the type of petty tyrants that see it as their right to extinguish livelihoods. In our highly polarized country, this question matters. My point is that if you voted for Garcetti, well, then, I’m all cried out.
Who did this sweet man vote for? “An 81-year-old Italian man was spotted serenading his wife of 47 years beneath her hospital window.” It is likely that all European politicians are singing from the same hymn sheet on the matter of lockdowns. The same COVIDiots will have forced upon him this alienation from his beloved.
There is no good reason this man can’t suit up and sit by his wife’s side. Insanity (and are we sheep all?)