Watch: Inspectors Shut Down Restaurant Over Lock Down, Owner Doesn't Go Quietly

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Though states like Florida have shown that much of the coronavirus “mitigation” being done in other parts of the country is pointless, Democrat states like California continue to worship at the alter of overly strict guidelines and lock downs.

One man has had enough. A video came out yesterday that shows the owner of Nick the Greek in San Jose. He’s being giving a citation for not closing after a previous, nonsensical order to do so. Things get really heated.

This inspector starts lecturing the owner in the tone you’d expect from some government flack. You hear her say that he “chose to make these decisions,” as if he chose to have his restaurant shut down based on nothing of substance. And while I have some sympathy for the fact that these people are just doing their jobs, I don’t have that much given how long this has gone on and the fact that none of this makes any real scientific sense. At some point, good people have to stand up and say enough is enough. I don’t care if you are getting a state issued pay-check. That’s not an excuse forever.

From what I can gather in the video, it looks like they shut him down and he put tables outside as a protest gesture, though he says he never served anyone there and only did take out orders. They then claim he didn’t have a permit to even put his tables outside, because the government must apparently give you a permit to breath these days. It’s really, really anger inducing to watch something like this.

Scenes like this are playing out all over the country. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, closing restaurants in any capacity is just asinine. Restaurants are open in Florida, yet New York, which is locked down, is outpacing them in cases and hospitalizations. There are other states that are nearly or fully open that are also seeing no larger spread than the locked down states. What that tells us is that restaurants simply don’t cause much spread, and that’s common sense when you think about it. When you go to a restaurant, you sit at your sanitized table, you eat, and you leave. You aren’t typically having close contact with strangers.

But science need not apply in these cases. This is simply government cowards wanting to look like they are “doing something.” The result will be tens of thousands of small businesses lost that never come back. Meanwhile, you can go to Costco or Wal-Mart because the government always protects big business. Good for this guy for going off. The inspectors deserved every second of it.

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