State officials are flexing their muscle during the coronavirus pandemic and targeting Christian retail giant Hobby Lobby for staying open for business in spite of lockdown orders.
The Colorado Attorney General’s office has demanded that Hobby Lobby close all their stores throughout the state, claiming that the business is nonessential.
“For the avoidance of doubt, and as you have been previously notified, Hobby Lobby is not a ‘critical business,'” stated the letter from attorney general Phil Weiser’s office, according to ABC News. “You are directed to immediately close all Hobby Lobby locations within the State of Colorado.”
“Craft stores including Hobby Lobby are not considered essential businesses under the order,” a spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Public Health said to ABC on Wednesday. “Breaking the order is breaking the law.”
The Ohio Attorney General is targeting Hobby Lobby as well for their resistance of edicts meant to shut down storefronts capriciously throughout the state.
Hobby Lobby properly closed its stores during Ohio’s stay-home order.
Now they’re open again — what’s changed? Neither the order, nor the seriousness of the health threat, for sure.
I sent a cease & desist letter to their general counsel. https://t.co/HVqDhFfhqo
— Dave Yost (@Yost4Ohio) April 1, 2020
Hobby Lobby locations that remain operational maintain that they are “essential businesses” because they are “offering PPE masks, supplies, educational supplies, office supplies and various components for home small businesses.”
Hobby Lobby’s founder and CEO David Green has kept his Christian principles throughout the crisis and has not lost sight of what really matters amidst the coronavirus hysteria.
“While we do not know for certain what the future holds, or how long this disruption will last, we can all rest in knowing that God is in control,” Green wrote in a letter to his employees on March 19.
“To help ensure our Company remains strong and prepared to prosper once again when this passes, we may all have to ‘tighten our belts’ over the near future,” he added.
In addition, Green sent out memos to managers letting them know that the company intended to “continue to make every effort to work the employees” throughout the coronavirus pandemic. He also coached them on “how to respond and communicate if visited by a local authority that asks why we are open.”
Police have already physically shut down Hobby Lobby stores that have refused to comply with the state-level edicts.
“We made contact with the business around 11 a.m. and found that it was open,” West Allis Deputy Police Chief Christopher Botsch said about his agency’s forced closure of a Hobby Lobby store in Wisconsin.
“We took this as an opportunity to educate the business on the specifics of the governor’s order. The business was cooperative and closed without incident,” he added.
The coronavirus pandemic, used as an excuse to shut down the country and revoke the Bill of Rights by opportunistic government bureaucrats, may signal the death of the American Dream forever.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Pays $16 Million in Fines of Black and Hispanic Felons to Enable Them to Vote
Billionaire and former New York City Mayor has raised $16 million dollars to pay off outstanding fines of Black and Hispanic felons in Florida, according to reporting from Axios on Tuesday. Florida restricts the voting rights of convicted criminals until they’ve paid off fines levied for their crimes by the criminal justice system.
It appears that Bloomberg’s fine repayment initative was only available to Black and Hispanic felons. Axios reported that to qualify for Bloomberg’s money, applicants had to have outstanding fines of less than $1,500, be already registered to vote, and to be Black or Latino.
White felons need not apply.
The program has reportedly already cleared the fines of 32,000 felons in the state, enabling them to vote in the election. It erases the punitive aspect of the court system’s fines, which were levied in the first place in order to require convicted criminals to personally make amends for their actions.
Bloomberg’s felon bailout giveaway is legally questionable, and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has requested that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody investigate what he’s doing. If he’s paying felons to vote for any one specific candidate, Bloomberg is in violation of campaign finance rules and could be liable to serve jail time .
#BREAKING: I'm calling on the Florida Attorney General to launch an investigation into @MikeBloomberg for potentially engaging in bribery and vote buying in the state of Florida. pic.twitter.com/2pAjZlAwSh
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 22, 2020
“The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right,” said a Bloomberg spokesperson when asked about the fine repayment initiative. But it doesn’t seem as if the failed Democratic primary candidate is willing to buy back the voting rights of individuals who might be less inclined to vote for Joe Biden in November.
Bloomberg already tried and failed to buy the nomination in the Democratic primary, and now he’s trying to buy the crucial swing state of Florida for Joe Biden. Corrupt oligarchs should not be allowed to abuse the political system with impunity.
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