Skip to comments.Defiant NJ Gym Has Bank Account Wiped by Democratic Governor
Posted on 01/15/2021 6:27:58 AM PST by george76
Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith has made a name for himself for standing up to New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, despite Governor Phil Murphy’s repeated attempts to shut him down through citations, fines, arrests, having their business license stripped, and their doors locked and barricaded.
This week, Murphy escalated the fight.
“As of this morning, without warning, and without permission, and in the middle of litigation, Governor Murphy took it upon himself to empty our bank account entirely, to the tune of $165,000,” explained Smith on a video posted to social media.
He said it still wouldn’t stop him.
“We will continue to fight this fight because we know, based upon what is outlined in the Constitution, that when we get to the right courts and in front of a judge who respects the Constitution, we will win this case,” he continued. “And we will make sure that no governor, or no government official, will ever wield these powers ever again."
Smith then detailed the legal battles they’re fighting.
“We are now in our eighth-month of a very nasty, long and drawn out legal battle against Governor Philip Murphy and Judith Persichilli at the Health Department here in New Jersey,” he said. “We also have ongoing litigation against the eighty municipal and criminal charges against us; ongoing litigation in the case of the revocation of our business license without due process; and the unconstitutional health department shut-down that was placed upon us in the first place.”
The business faces a fine of $15,497.76 each day it stays open.
In December, Smith said the only time Murphy will be successful in stopping him is when he's dead.
How in the hell is that legal???
If this makes it to the SCOTUS, will they even take the case?................................or declare he has no standing?..............................
“when we get to the right courts and in front of a judge who respects the Constitution”
Bwahahaha! That’ll be the day.
Don’t forget “Latches”.
He needs to run for office too.
The power of the state. See seizure and civil forfeiture. The state takes it first and you have to prove after your innocence. Per diem fines? That bank account should cover it.
“How in the hell is that legal???”
Easy, we are no longer a nation of laws.
Yep, actually they can do that. Didn’t think during litigation, but each state might have it’s own law.
What does that have to do with it?
I would imagine that the state is claiming the money to pay the fines levied.
Well, they know who to get it back from.
These are times which try men’s souls.
Legal principle that the plaintiff or the state has to act on its claim in a reasonable time. It’s the equity equivalent of statute of limitations in criminal law.
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Step two is understanding that the US is not a Norman Rockwell painting. There has been all sorts of this kind of thing peppered through our history. It’s just not taught in public schools.
You don’t have to be black or indian to have a history of horrible injustice in your ancestor’s lives in the US. And I’m talking about the 20th century.
It’s just that now we see all of it, thanks to the internet.
People don’t care, they are picking us off one at a time.
Every small business in America: open your doors. Defy these tyrants. Exercise the right to “pursue happiness.
Every business customer in America: support these small businesses. Stop shopping at Wal-Mart. Stop shopping on Amazon. Stop supporting China.
Our forbears threw tea off of a boat. We must forsake all the tea in China!
Isn’t that similar to how the Gestapo controlled anyone who challenged the Nazi Party?
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