Health Departments all over the country have been infused with massive amounts of taxpayer dollars that will be spent on enforcing all the new rules that come along with re-opening. Shelby County and Memphis have received around 200 million. Just imagine what all the new hired hands can do. We don't have to imagine, their tyranny has already begun. This is just one story so keep that in mind as you read this. How many lives are going to be destroyed because un-elected bureaucrats have the power to harass you and shut you down?
Alchemy is a trendy restaurant In Memphis in the Cooper Young District. After surviving the 1st shutdown and adhering to all the new red tape policies for re-opening, they are now being told they have to close their dining rooms because Memphis is reverting back to phase 1 shutdowns.
The sign taped to Alchemy’s door reads “closed,” but the owner says that's what he was pressured to do by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission after originally refusing to shutdown.
The tactic? A more than $1,000 fine.
“Honestly, I feel like it’s a shakedown,” said Alchemy Owner Nick Scott. “The guy said the only reason he came over was because he saw that we were going to be open.”
Alisa Haushalter , Director of Shelby County's Health Department said this about businesses not complying with their royal decrees......“If one or two businesses don’t comply, it makes it much more difficult for every other business,” said the director. “So I really encourage businesses to comply because we want to be able to move forward.”
How does one or 2 businesses not complying with their oppressive rules make it difficult for other business? I would say what it does is make it harder for the bullies at the Health Department to do their job.
And if making them shut down wasn't bad enough there's this.... Closure confusion? While some bars ordered to close, others on Beale Street are exempt
Restaurants in the Historic District on Beale street are exempt from the new orders. Does the virus know to stay away from the Historic District or do the restaurant owners there have some special connections with Alisa Shauhalter? Whatever the reason, there is nothing American about what is going on.
Frau Haushalther claims they use science and data to make decisions and that data is showing them cases are increasing. Well of course they are. That's what happens when you do testing testing testing. When the government shutdown in March, they claimed it was to stop the spread from overwhelming our hospitals. Remember 15 days to stop the spread? Now the goal posts have changed. Who knows where the narrative will shift when the numbers start falling again.
There's a game being played on the American public and there's a lot money on the wrong side of it. Real lives are being destroyed and we all seem powerless to stop it.
Alchemy is preparing to have to lay people off. I am trying to reach out to the owners of Alchemy about starting a Go Fund Me page but there are 44 other restaurants on that list and they won't be getting nearly as much money as the Health Department is which is being used to make sure they comply with their oppression.
You and I don't have the ability to walk in the Health Departments building and threaten to shut them down but some how we have given them the power to decide who what when and where a business can open or not? They are getting paid. The people they shut down are not. They don't have to worry at night. We the people do. They have immense power over others. We don't. They don't care. We do.
These people are un-elected, unaccountable, hired and fired at the pleasure of the mayor. Mayor Strickland doesn't have to worry about his paycheck either.
Alisa's number is 222-9080 and her email is email@example.com if you want to ask her some questions about the destructive effect of causing people to lose their jobs and businesses which is more likely to cause more deaths than a virus ever thought about.
God help us...no one else around here will.