Virginia: Victory for Small Business! Judge Denies State’s Injunction Request

March 24, 2021 | Fighting Harder Than Most Christians: Small Business Fights Restrictions |  by Jacob M. Thompson | The Wine Press_Source

“A small business owner defied the Covid restrictions. After a legal battle the judge ruled in his favor.

The following report is from WND:

A restaurant in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will not be forced to close after it broke state coronavirus guidelines, which is a major victory for the small business.

A judge denied the state’s request that an injunction be issued against Gourmeltz 90’s Music Bar & Draft House, after the restaurant went against the state’s restrictions on dining, WUSA-TV reported.

Despite his food and liquor licenses being revoked by the state for not complying with Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s COVID-19 orders for dining (like wearing masks), restaurant owner Matt Strickland and his team are still serving customers.

I’m not afraid of the state, I’m not afraid of the federal government.

I spent most of my adult life fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have no problem coming home and fighting here in Virginia.

Matt Strickland

His lawyer argued that the restaurant has yet to have a case of coronavirus traced back to it, and Gourmeltz has raised over $13,000 in funds to assist with legal efforts.

The state, the government, the president … They will never scare me into backing down. I will never kneel down and kiss that ring. I will fight as long as I’ve got to fight. I will fight as hard as I have to fight.”


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