Try To Re-Open Your Business, You May Be Going To Jail For A Year … Yes, Seriously

Opinion| Due to the out of control nature of the Facebook thought police (often referred to as ‘fact-checkers’), we have largely stayed away from opining on the subject of the … the reason we may see a great depression, worse than anything humanity has wittinesses in the last couple of hundred years.

However, this report was just too absurd not to point out.

I’m sick of self-censoring in fear of losing my ability to share my point of view and feed my family.

Now, it appears that in Obama’s home state of Illinois, if you try to save your business and employees, you may be going to jail … for a year.

Yes, jail … the place they are letting rapists and murders out of because of how unsafe the conditions are inside them …

The Gateway Pundit reported:

Last week Illinois Democrat Governor J. B. Pritzker warned the people of Illinois the state in lockdown and businesses shut down until the end of May. He later told CNN the citizens of Illinois could be ordered to socially distance and wear masks indefinitely.

Now Governor J.B. Pritzker warned small business owners that if they try to reopen their businesses they could face up to a year in prison.

The Gateway Pundit cited this article from The Illinois Policy Institute:

Illinois Policy Org. reported:

Small business owners trying to save their livelihoods could face up to a year in prison under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new emergency rules, unless a key committee fights back.

Members of a key legislative committee are scheduled to meet May 20 to discuss a newly filed emergency rule that criminalizes businesses who defy Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay at home order.

Pritzker amended Illinois Department of Public Health rules so business owners can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor for violating his closure order. The rule immediately took effect Friday, and now business owners can face a maximum penalty fine of $2,500 and one year in prison. Since this new rule was filed as an emergency rule, it would be effective for 150 days.

The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, or JCAR, is facing pressure to strike down Pritzker’s new rule at its Wednesday meeting, scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

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