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FREEDOM FIGHTER: NJ gym owner fined $1.2m for defying lockdown, vows not to pay

“We have proved you wrong. Our business has been running for 7 months with better safety protocol than the entities you are responsible for running.” 

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A New Jersey gym owner who repeatedly defied coronavirus lockdowns and was fined nearly $1.2 million will not pay a single dollar. 

Ian Smith, co-owner of Atilis Gym, has received roughly 60 citations and is charged nearly $15,500 per each day that he remains open in defiance of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 closures, Fox News reports.

Smith and another owner of the fitness center were even arrested after refusing to close their business in late July. 

In regards to the fines, Smith said they simply won’t be paying

“We aren’t going to be paying them,” Smith told the Daily Caller. 

“Leave us alone,” he added in a message to the governor. “We have proved you wrong. Our business has been running for 7 months with better safety protocol than the entities you are responsible for running.” 

“Long term care facilities have the highest death rate and it’s still rampaging through facilities even though they have been locked down,” he continued. “Our protocol has kept people safe, yours hasn’t.”

Smith blasted the governor, calling the closures a “complete tragedy” for small businesses. 

“What’s happening to the middle class and small businesses in America is nothing short of a complete tragedy,” he told Fox News. “I would go so far as to call it criminal. You are putting people out of business for good.” 

“You are making them reliant on big government,” he added. “You are taking away their civil liberties under the guise of pretending like you care about public health.” 

In a video posted on Sunday, Smith held up flashcards reading “Free men don’t ask permission. Or for forgiveness.” 

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6 Comments

  1. Rich I

    December 14, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Good for him! Do not Pay It! Nothing but fraud! Resist! Rise Up! We must fight for our liberty!!

  2. Gepif

    December 14, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I admire his courage. He’s a danger to the establishment because he’s showing the lockdowns and mask mandates are unnecessary and destructive. More sheeple should follow his lead.

  3. Richard

    December 14, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Its time to take this country back from the socialists/communist sewer sucking deep state by whatever means necessary. We tried the way of election, only to have it corrupted and stolen by the establishment and the “legal” system. We have the right to bear arms specifically put in place to prevent the kind of governmental interference in our freedoms. Maybe its time to use them.

  4. mooky

    December 15, 2020 at 5:56 am

    I am sick of this bully nanny state we live in. I’m an adult if I want to go to the gym its on me. stop telling your employers how to live our lives. Take care of the roads and boarders only.

  5. H. Jones

    December 20, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Congrats to all people showing backbone. All they want is to destroy small business, boost big corp, and make us dependent on UBI – universal basic income. During lockdowns we won’t see what is going on behind our backs.

  6. Bunker

    December 21, 2020 at 8:49 am

    When the rule of law prevails it will crush these deep state sellout governors. They are bought and paid for and they will pay for their treasonous acts against the American People. Stay strong and do not bend to these cowards.
    I appreciate your boldness friend.

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Sen. Paul Announces He Is Making ‘Criminal Referral’ To DOJ For Fauci ‘Lying To Congress’

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During an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would be referring Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation over Fauci allegedly lying to Congress.

“You kicked off your questioning of Dr. Fauci emphasizing federal law makes lying to Congress a felony punishable by up to five years in prison,” Hannity said. “Is it your belief based on the evidence, senator, that he lied before Congress and broke the law?”

“Yes, and I will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral because he has lied to Congress,” Paul answered.


Paul’s announcement comes after he had a heated exchange with Fauci during a Senate hearing on Tuesday when Paul suggested Fauci lied about whether the National Institutes of Health-funded gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“On your last trip to our committee on May 11, you stated that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Paul said to Fauci. He then referenced a paper by Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virology Lab, which claimed the NIH did fund her research into SARS-related coronaviruses and asked Fauci if he would like to retract his previous statements.

“Senator Paul, I have never lied before the Congress, and I do not retract that statement,” Fauci responded. “This paper that you are referring was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain-of-function.”

Paul interjected, “You take an animal virus and you increase transmissibility to human, you’re saying that is not gain of function?”

“That is correct,” Fauci angrily replied. “Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially. You do not know what you are talking about!”

 

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MSNBC Host Blames Trump, Cable News for COVID Deaths, Compares Unvaccinated to Cult Mass Suicides

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MSNBC’s leftist commentator Mika Brzezinski may have forgotten her beloved Joe Biden now holds the office of President of the United States, and has since January. She is vehemently blaming former President Trump for the current coronavirus situation.

People are dying because of Donald Trump and his “evil allies on cable news” , says Brzezinski. While co-hosting Monday morning’s Morning Joe Brzezinski reacted to a statement Trump released Sunday saying the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is “not doing well at all.”

“He’s way behind schedule and people are refusing to take the Vaccine because they don’t trust his Administration, they don’t trust the Election results, and they certainly don’t trust the Fake News, which is refusing to tell the Truth” Trump’s statement added.

Deflecting and defending, Brzezinski goes on an insane tirade saying Trump is “twisting it again.” “Let’s just look at the facts, look at the hospital records, look at the people who are still dying. The U.S. surgeon general says 99 percent of those people who are dying don’t have vaccines. They all could be preventable deaths, and all of the heartbreaking stories of the husbands or wives being put on ventilators and dying and in the last moments, their last breaths of life, they regret that they listened to politicians or cable news hosts, who followed their dangerous, demented advice instead of listening to their doctor.”

First of all, there is no more unethical thing for a so-called news organization or host to do than to tell viewers their loved ones’ deaths were “preventable.” Brzezinski just insulted those for not “listening to their doctor” yet calls the deaths preventable despite knowing anything about the details or patient health history. That, dear Brzezinski, is not listening to “the science.”

Second, she proved Trump’s point. Trump said not enough people are vaccinated because of Biden’s slow rollout and inability to comfort the American people on its safety and efficacy. He is not telling people not to get vaccinated as Brzezinski insinuates.

Brzezinski claims citizens are listening to “demented advice” from politicians and cable news hosts, while she, a cable news host, gives the most demented analysis of all, comparing Trump supporters to the mass suicides of cults.

“We’ve been saying that those people following Donald Trump off a cliff were living as if it was like a cult. Let’s be clear about this. This is not cult-like behavior, this is not like a cult- this is now how people behave when they are in a cult” said Brzezinski. Despite saying the word “cult” over and over, it’s impossible to understand what she is actually trying to say.

The host continued to rant, “If you want to know why, it’s because they are, in fact, living in a cult, that’s the definition of one and it’s killing them. Whether you’re talking about David Koresh and Waco or the Jonestown mass suicides or Donald Trump’s lies about COVID, people died and people are dying, and they are dying because Donald Trump and his evil allies on cable news and social media and on Capitol Hill.”

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