“This is a huge win. The fact that the precedent has been set that we can open at full capacity, so long as we abide by the safety guidelines and protocols that do work, that’s a huge win.”

You may remember Dinero ripping up his $15,000 fine for keeping his gym open live on TV last month.

Of course, Dinero is 100% right about this and the government is 100% wrong. At this point, there is very little evidence that lockdowns work. New York, which was the hub of the coronavirus in America right off the bat, has been shut down practically since the beginning of the pandemic and how has that worked out? Well yesterday, they were third in the nation in new cases. #1 was California, which shut things down even earlier than New York. In other words, these lockdowns do a great job of arbitrarily punishing small business owners, but the worst job imaginable of stopping coronavirus.

The whole idea that government officials that are still getting paid, that pay no price for being wrong, can force law-abiding, legal businesses to shut down with no compensation is monstrous. It never should have been allowed to happen and business owners like Robbie Dinero are doing more to fight for freedom, protect our rights, and make this a better country than any government official trying to “protect us” from COVID-19.

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can find him on Parler here.

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