Restaurant Owner Interrupts News Cast Warning Over COVID Lockdowns: ‘Wake up! Stand up! This is America!’

A Michigan TV station found more than they bargained for during a live report when Portage restaurant owner Dave Morris saw their camera on the street and decided that he had something to say about the draconian lockdown orders befalling the nation.

Morris, the owner of D&R Daily Grind, told the TV reporter that he has had it with the coronavirus restrictions that are putting so many businesses in danger of being destroyed.

“My government leaders have abandoned me,” Morris said.

Morris added he has opened his business and he thinks everyone else should, too.

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“We’ve got a government that has taken the stimulus money, they gave it to special campaign donors, they gave it to special interests,” Morris said. “They abandoned me, and they have put me in a position where I have to fight back.”

Morris has refused to obey the state’s coronavirus lockdowns calling them a “tyranny.”

“I feel everybody needs to stand up,” Morris told WWMT, adding that fellow business owners should “Wake up! Stand up! This is America! Be free!”

“They want me to go down and be quiet and never hear from me again,” Morris continued. “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’ stand on principle may cost him. Businesses face a daily fine of $1,000 for disobeying the lockdowns. And Morris said he has already been assessed $6,000 in fines. He also says he won’t pay them.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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