You need to read this Julie Kelly column:
Dave Morris was fed up.
As a gainfully-employed television news reporter aired a live segment outside a small café to tell viewers that Morris was keeping his business open despite a government order to close it, the Portage, Michigan restaurant owner confronted him. The Kalamazoo Health Department had issued a warning to Morris on December 1 for allowing indoor dining against the wishes of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer; he was instructed to shut down his business immediately or face a fine imposed by the government.
The local journalist was on the scene, however, to tattle.
“Everyone needs to stand up,” Morris told WWMT-TV reporter Tavarious Haywood on Wednesday. “This isn’t an order . . . this is tyranny. Wake up, stand up, this is America, be free.” (Haywood later tweeted about his own bravery in the face of an “angry business owner” who “interrupted” him.)
Morris, who has owned D&R’s Daily Grind Cafe for 12 years, said he’s lost $100,000 in business this year and is going broke. “I can go down quietly or I can go down making some noise so people understand what’s going on,” he said.
Dave Morris is an American hero, one I’d be proud to know personally and to stand beside. Anyone who reads the rest of the column without his blood pressure grazing 200 should check his pulse: you may have died and not noticed. A living American should be incensed to the point of violence.
So why aren’t we?
To rebel, you have to be angry: angry enough that it overwhelms your fear. So ask yourself:
What do I fear?
Is the threat fact or fiction?
How highly do I value my freedom?
How angry am I at the tyrants?
Why am I waiting for permission to live and work like a free man from tyrants who won’t even comply with their own dictates?
Measure your anger against your fear. Which is greater – and why?