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.
“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.”
We’re all Dave Morris. Time is up.
“Wake up! Stand up! This is America. Be free!”
— Tyler Cardon (@TyCardon) December 3, 2020
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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