For the Well-Being of Our People, We Need to Open the Small Businesses Too. (Gyms and Churches Need to Open).
This is to my business owners out there who are having to open up. For those of you who have to do what they have to do to feed your family, to ensure your business doesn’t die, so that what you have been working for the past 10 years doesn’t fail, You feel you have to open up. Go ahead and do it. But don’t make it such a public situation.
I'm representing a lot of people now for this reason, because they are getting citations for opening. The important thing is, do not publicize what you are doing. You must understand that some of you are fighting you. For myself I am doing this because I believe that as American our constitutional rights are being trampled on. Our civil liberties have been thrown in the side in the name “emergency pandemic.” CDC is trying to say it's up near 90,000. It is probably half that. At the end of the day, what is our government so afraid of, what is our governor so afraid of with regards to something as simple as hydroxychloroquine. He is afraid of it working. That’s why he doesn’t want you to have it. Why doesn’t he want you not back to work now, because he wants you to panic. he wants the pandemic, he wants the emergency powers given to him under 414.
So, for those who are opening, do so quietly, you don’t need to publicize it, you don’t need to do a social media post about it. Because at the end of the day you are going to force those doing their job to come out there and deal with you, these are friends of mine, they are people I respect and I can promise you, if it was up to them, they wouldn’t do it. But unfortunately, that’s not the way it works. I know it's not cool because I got people texting me, they are still collecting checks. That’s true, there’s no one under the governors board not collecting a check like most of you haven’t. The 300,000 unemployment benefits requests have gone unanswered. We took the federal money but we are just sitting on it.
I know there are a lot of people fighting behind the scenes, but at the end of the day guys, this is a quick business closure message. You know how I feel about it. I think they are unconstitutional, they are unnecessary, and they are capricious. You know why? Because you tell me how the big Walmart’s and the big stores are still open.
My message is very simple, if you open your doors to the governor’s unconstitutional ridiculous arbitrary capricious mandate that has no public health basis and serves no public health basis and it's not so our hospitals don’t get overran. In fact, all that’s being done just because he wants to be a bully and a tyrant and keep the business closed. So, if you have to open, do not publicize it, don’t post anything on Facebook that you are opening and I’m going to be your lawyer for free. Posting about it will not help you or me, it’s going to get you a visit from the police. Something happened at a local gym. I’m glad that they closed and they are going to stay closed. until they can open, we are going to go to court and try to get them to open before June 1st 2020. I don’t know how lucky we are going to be.
What is narrowly tailored about letting everybody go through all Walmart’s and grocery stores and everything else, literary everything else, but you can’t go to the small businesses that you know are getting crushed because of this business mandate. Its bullshit because there is no public health policy driving it, and if there is, please share it with me.
Open quietly without any social media posts And gym owners start reaching out because it is time to, really. If you want to wait till June 1st and hope you get lucky then and you can sit it out, do so. If not, you know how to get a hold of me here at Joeygilbertlaw.com. We need to get more aggressive. I am not saying you have gyms packed to the full, but let me do say this though, a gym and a church is a form of mental and spiritual health, and how’s that not important. How is that not a constitutional right, life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. At the end of the day, you are locking people telling them to stay in their homes, and then, they can’t go to the gyms.
The gym that I work with, we have state contracts for children’s emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. These kids don’t get out of these homes. Homes are not the best places for them. They are stuck there. They are not going to school, they are not going to sports, and they are not even getting to the gym. This is ridiculous. Just a reminder. Everybody please, if you open your business, no more publications, you are going to get four visits, three citations and the fourth visit is a warning. The next time they come, they could take your business license. If you are operating without a license, you are committing a crime. I will say this again. I am happy to help anybody for free. Just reach out to me via joeygilbertlaw.com.