Skip to comments.The 2013 Battle of Yorktown -- restaurant owner defies feds
Posted on 10/08/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by reaganaut
I am now occupying the building at this time.
And with that one decision restaurant owner Glenn Helseth joined the ranks of Americans whove decided to defy the strong-arm tactics of the National Park Service.
For the past 11 years Helseth and his wife have operated the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant inside the historic Cole Digges House in Yorktown, Va.
At least 20 of Helseth's longtime employees are facing unemployment. They cant make rent and some are faced with choosing between buying food or buying medicine.
The National Park Service owns and operates the building. So when the government shut down on Oct. 1, the Helseths were given 48 hours to pack up and move out.
The couple also owns a restaurant on Jamestown Island. They had to close that restaurant after the National Park Service blocked access to the island.
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Who the hell are they to close our land?
More people do need to resist. Maybe a park ranger spending the night in his own handcuffs will help remind them.
I think they want a revolt or insurrection so that they can declare martial law. I wonder if they know what kind of fire they’re playing with. There’s more than 100 million of us and we’re so heavily armed it’s ridiculous. Who do they think bought the vast majority of those 90 million firearms and billions of rounds since November 2008?
The Park Service is in for some serious retribution...
I’d be surprised if they’re not merged into some other agency...
The Department of Mines and Minerals comes to mind.
As I keep hearing about all the places the government is closing I am thinking the government owns too much that should change.
That is awesome
how about the hemorrhoid department
what does his contract say?
I will be on the National Mall visiting the war memorials paid with private money, and the blood of our military. Stand aside Park Rangers.
The NPS needs to be dissolved and the properties distributed to the respective States.
He and others need to read their contracts carefully and get an attorney on a contingency basis if there is a case and sue the living crap out of the government.
I can’t see how this could be allowed under the lease terms. It certainly isn’t force majure. Obastard may think he is god but I believe a higher power will put him in his place eventually.
I think they’re counting on us having a conscience and an inability to kill a man.
The NPS needs to be prosecuted for civil rights violations.
My post to the “Veterans’ Affairs office to lay of 7,000”
“This is the administrations chance to totally ruin the individual lives of as many people as he can. The problem is getting the people mad at the conservatives. They want to set up the marxist revolution scenario.
They may have had this planned for a while.”
I hope this brings the opposite result.
The upper echelon of the NPS needs to spend more time looking over their collective shoulder.
Most of us, perhaps. But ALL of us? Would you bet your life on that?
Glenn Helspeth is a putz!
He blames the U.S.Congress for the shutdown. Claims they are playing politics.
Get a grip on reality, Glenn. It is the liar in the White House, BHO2, who is causing you grief.
At this point it is probably contracts be damned as the NPS has already breeched the contract most likely. And contracts don’t mean squat if you are out of business.
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;
The constitution only gives the federal government authority over District of Columbia and places such as forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings.
The national parks should indeed be handed over to the states, as should the ‘wilderness areas’.
//Is this what you call Civil Disobedience?//
Only a little bit. I think actual Civil Disobedience is much more, but it is a start. Every little bit helps.
Congress needs to strip them of their law enforcement duties and privileges and then defund them for anything more than standing watch in their fire towers.
It isn’t just congress, the Sentate is a big part of this, not just Zero.
Many States have State Forests, so they can readily absorb the management tasks.
Occupy one’s own property and business! How radical can that be construed to be ?!? Hold, for they cannot prevail with the type of despotism they are tryihg to impose.
Uh, they use satellites now.
If I was anywhere near a national park I’d be in the rangers’ faces. Not screaming. Simply asking them why they would turn on their own people. And when they say “It’s my job.”
I’d quote Cool Hand Luke: “Sayin’ it’s your job don’t make it right, boss.” Then I’d say I wish terrible things befall upon you.
Thanx. Haven’t even started to review the authority/legal histroy.
Do park rangers have arrest powers?
The House of Representatives has been sending individual spending bills to the Senate, which Sen. Reid keeps rejecting because BHO2 says he will veto them all.
This is BHO2’s fault - pure and simple.
We have no need to raise the debt limit. We can get along fine on everything, even paying the interest on the debt. What is bankrupting us is Obamacare and all the billions of do$$ars BHO2 sends overseas.
All of the above are part of the Interior Department.
Not only that, under Obama, cool new uniforms!
It is their fortune to get a job working for us (work?). And as employers we have expectations that include an oath to meet those expectations to manage and protect our Country’s resources which include our fellow man - WTF happened to the process that brought us these jerks?
We need those “100 million of us” to vote these a-holes out of office......
Insane ins’t it? That it would be defiance to keep your business up and running.
It is also Reid’s fault. He hasn’t even gotten the Senate to vote on anything. It is not just Zero’s fault although it is is his fault as well. At least the house is trying to do something and not cave (which surprises me).
Not only the NPS.
“Glenn Helspeth is a putz! He blames the U.S.Congress for the shutdown. Claims they are playing politics.”
Patience, FRiend, patience. Everyone comes to Jesus in their own way and in their own time. As for me and mine, I reckon it’s a good time to go out and get some brunswick stew and carrot cake.
Obama made sure they guy’s business will earn no profit. That means his taxes will be zero.
Barry cut this taxes to zero. And he’s still not grateful.
Where are the Occupy idiots when you need them?
Look what the brave people of Cairo did en masse to get rid of Morsi. Armed confrontation is not the right approach at this point, and I hope it will not ever be necessary.
Looks like Cliff Claven!
Uh, they use satellites now....I think he meant FIERY Towers, which I hope soon happens.
BHO2 is a malicious narcissist, a very cruel and deluded psychosis with which to be afflicted. He cannot tolerate losing without trying to cause as much suffering as possible for his opponents.
This is why he has ordered the military to cease certain payments to grieving families and priests to not perform mass. Oddly enough, the military is the only really Constitutionally required expenditures by the government. BHO2’s ire is aimed at conservatives who make up the majority of military personnel. This is not the thinking of a cool, sane individual.
Obamacare, or ADA if you prefer, is meant to collapse our economy and create an opportunity for Marxists to take over our government.
Obama doesn’t care about people or their human rights. He has an agenda that must be completed by 2014 or he will most likely be killed by his own Progressive puppeteers. The reason I’ve been saying that since 2008 is because it is true: if he fails, he has more value as a martyred black President that as a failed U.S.President.
Marxists and communists regularly kill their own for political advantages, if any are to be gained.
Where are the Occupy idiots when you need them?...Putting up barricades around the National Monuments?