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Jeff LeTowt is California’s lockdown hero

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 5:42 pm | Randy Thomasson
Carmel, California restaurant owner Jeff LeTowt is being heavily oppressed for his God-given rights by the Liberal Left establishment in Monterey County, which is ignoring the Constitution and the statutes.

Rosa Parks. Tiananmen Square. Christian martyrs. They stood up for what was right in God’s sight against evil tyrants. And standing up for all of us right now is Jeff LeTowt.

As owner of the Tuck Box restaurant in Carmel, California, LeTowt initially submitted to the lockdown orders of Gavin Newsom and Monterey County. Closing up for a month-and-a-half lost him $60,000. Facing reality, he reopened May 3, and his patrons happily returned.

Yet since then, LeTowt has been oppressed by his county’s district attorney and public health officer.

On May 13, he was cited for a) allowing customers to dine-in, b) not spacing customers six feet apart, and c) not wearing face coverings when serving patrons. These three misdemeanor charges threatened LeTowt with $3,000 in fines and 18 months in jail.

On May 15, two officers of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control department came to the restaurant to tell LeTowt he could lose his liquor license if he stays open.

Resolved to stay open for the sake of his livelihood and financial future, and to defend his God-given and constitutional rights, LeTowt signed on with attorney Harmeet Dhillon of the Center for American Liberty, who is now representing him. 

Incensed, Jeannine Pacioni, the county’s Democrat district attorney, whose own website claims she will “promote justice” and “ensure that the rights of victims are upheld by treating them with dignity, respect and compassion,” increased her legal attacks.

On May 21, the D.A. got an unconstitutional local judge to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent any further “violations” by LeTowt and the Tuck Box. She’s also suing LeTowt, seeking an injunction on the grounds of “unfair competition” and “unfair business advantage,” claiming LeTowt “unfairly profit[ed]” while other restaurants remained closed.

Not only is this lawsuit communistic in trying to force equal conditions, it’s unconstitutional. Because in both state and federal law, “unfair competition” means fraudulent, false, or misrepresented trade or commerce that harms other businesses or harms consumers.

Is Jeff LeTowt and his restaurant harming customers? No, local residents enjoy dining there, and many customers consider his restaurant “essential.” Harming other businesses? No, LeTowt isn’t causing closed restaurants to lose money — the ruling Democrat politicians are. Is LeTowt engaging in fraud? No, he’s honestly open and not gouging his customers either. Therefore, the county’s lawsuit against him, which “makes up the law,” must fail.

Likewise, the three citations against LeTowt must be dropped. The state and federal constitutions both require due process and compensation before government can take property from private owners. But the ruling Democrats in Monterey County forgot about that, didn’t they?

In the midst of this lockdown madness, Jeff LeTowt is our constitutional hero. He’s a role model for resisting tyranny, upholding the written Constitution, not fearing man, and persevering under great pressure. His act of resistance will help end this lockdown sooner.

3-and-a-half minute interview with Jeff LeTowt

District Attorney seeks a restraining order against Carmel restaurant owner for violating shelter-in-place order

Tuck Box owner defies shelter order, is ready to fight

D.A. Jeannine Pacioni’s news release against Jeff LeTowt

“Unfair competition” can’t mean what the Monterey County District Attorney says it does

Monterey County For Civil Liberties Legal Fund benefiting Jeff LeTowt’s court battle
 

Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
18 U.S. Code § 242.Deprivation of rights under color of law

ALERT: Tell these 22 county governments to fully open now

Friday, May 22, 2020, 12:10 pm | Randy Thomasson
California has 58 counties. In 2018, John Cox, the Republican candidate for governor, won 28 counties; of those, 6 have rebelled against Democrat Gavin Newsom’s destructive lockdown.

MAY 28, 2020 UPDATE: Colusa Colusa has rejected enforcement of Newsom’s lockdown order, proclaiming liberty for “all citizens, businesses, schools, churches, and organizations in exercising their constitutional rights.”

Do you believe the “cure” of the lockdown is worse than COVID-19 itself? Then you’re invited to join SaveCalifornia.com’s campaign to fully reopen California. The strongest and fastest way to take back territory is by lobbying boards of county supervisors.

Already, six conservative counties have rebelled against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s destructive lockdown, and are permitting most, if not all, businesses to reopen. There are 22 remaining counties that voted Republican. Which ones can you help to declare liberty?

PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

Copy and paste SaveCalifornia.com’s message into your own email and send to the county supervisors in 22 conservative counties won by Republican John Cox in the 2018 governor’s race. We’ve found their email addresses to make this easy. Unless you’re emailing your own county supervisors, you should not reveal your name, address, or any other identifying information, if possible. Type a relevant subject line, such as “Fully open _____ County now.” It is OK to email all five supervisors of a particular county at the same time.

COPY OR EDIT OUR SUGGESTED MESSAGE (this is somewhat “hard,” since these boards are insensitive and irresponsible to how they’re hurting real people):

I strongly urge you to immediately and fully end this harmful, unnecessary lockdown, as Modoc, Sutter, Yuba, Stanislaus, Kings, Tulare, and Colusa counties have done. A continued lockdown makes no sense when COVID-19’s death rate is 3X lower than the seasonal flu, when the COVID-19 recovery rate is above 97%, and when COVID-19 death counts are being fraudulently padded. People are being financially destroyed. Attempted suicide, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and child abuse are all going up. Please put a stop to this and don’t hide behind your appointed health officer. You represent us and need to protect our livelihoods. Fully lift the lockdown now, so everyone can get back to work right away.

28 of 58 California counties won by Republican John Cox for Governor in November 2018, ranked by percentage of vote source

77.3% Lassen County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
cgallagher@co.lassen.ca.us
dteeter@co.lassen.ca.us
jhemphill@co.lassen.ca.us
aalbaugh@co.lassen.ca.us
thammond@co.lassen.ca.us

76.2% Modoc County: LIBERATED (revolted April 28)
California county defies Gavin Newsom, reopens

72.5% Tehama County
Send one email message to this address and all five supervisors get a copy:
tcbos@co.tehama.ca.us

70.9% Glenn County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
jviegas@countyofglenn.net
pbarr@countyofglenn.net
vminto@countyofglenn.net
kcorum@countyofglenn.net
lmcdaniel@countyofglenn.net

71.1% Shasta County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
jchimenti@co.shasta.ca.us
lmoty@co.shasta.ca.us
mrickert@co.shasta.ca.us
swmorgan@co.shasta.ca.us
lbaugh@co.shasta.ca.us

65.3% Colusa County: LIBERATED (revolted May 27)
“Colusa County Board of Supervisors Votes to Protect Civil Rights”

64.5% Amador County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
pcrew@amadorgov.org
rforster@amadorgov.org
jeffbrown@amadorgov.org
faxe@amadorgov.org
BOneto@amadorgov.org

64.1% Calaveras County
go to https://calaverasgov.us/Feedback/Board-of-Supervisors, then select the “All Supervisors” option

64.1% Sierra County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
supervisor1@sierracounty.ca.gov
phuebner@sierracounty.ca.gov
supervisor3@sierracounty.ca.gov
jbeard@sierracounty.ca.gov
sdryden@sierracounty.ca.gov

64.0% Yuba County: LIBERATED (largely revolted May 1)
Yuba, Sutter counties to reopen businesses Monday

63.0% Sutter County: LIBERATED (largely revolted May 1)
2 more California counties set to defy Newsom lockdown as pressure builds

62.8% Plumas County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
kevingoss@countyofplumas.com
sherrie.thrall@almanorpost.com
lorisimpson@countyofplumas.com
jeffengel@countyofplumas.com
pcbs@countyofplumas.com

61.3% Mariposa County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
rsmallcombe@mariposacounty.org
mlong@mariposacounty.org
mmenetrey@mariposacounty.org
kcann@mariposacounty.org
mjones@mariposacounty.org

61.1% Tuolumne County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
sbrennan@co.tuolumne.ca.us
rcampbell@co.tuolumne.ca.us
akirk@co.tuolumne.ca.us,
gray@co.tuolumne.ca.us
krodefer@co.tuolumne.ca.us

61.0% Madera County
Send one email message to this address and all five supervisors will receive a copy: supervisors@maderacounty.com

60.3% Siskiyou County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
bcriss@co.siskiyou.ca.us
dist2sup@sbcglobal.net
mkobseff@co.siskiyou.ca.us
lnixon@co.siskiyou.ca.us
rhaupt@co.siskiyou.ca.us

59.4% El Dorado County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
bosone@edcgov.us
bostwo@edcgov.us
bosthree@edcgov.us
bosfour@edcgov.us
bosfive@edcgov.us

59.4% Kings County: LIBERATED (revolted May 15)
Board votes to reopen the county

58.9% Kern County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
district1@kerncounty.com
district2@kerncounty.com
district3@kerncounty.com
district4@kerncounty.com
district5@kerncounty.com

58.8% Placer County
Five supervisors’ email addresses (or their aides; 6 email addresses total):
SupervisorGore@Placer.CA.Gov
rweygand@placer.ca.gov
BRoberts@placer.ca.gov
tivaldi@placer.ca.gov
anbrown@placer.ca.gov
cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

58.7% Del Norte
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
rgitlin@co.del-norte.ca.us
lcowan@co.del-norte.ca.us
choward@co.del-norte.ca.us
ghemmingsen@co.del-norte.ca.us
bberkowitz@co.del-norte.ca.us

57.7% Trinity County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
kgroves@trinitycounty.org
jymorris@trinitycounty.org
bchadwick@trinitycounty.org
jbrown@trinitycounty.org
jfenley@trinitycounty.org

57.2% Tulare County: LIBERATED (revolted May 19)
Tulare Co. shuns Newsom, votes to reopen businesses

55.3% Inyo County
Five separate web forms for five supervisors: 
https://www.inyocounty.us/contact-information?contact_id=315&origin=672
https://www.inyocounty.us/contact-information?contact_id=504&origin=673
https://www.inyocounty.us/contact-information?contact_id=516&origin=674
https://www.inyocounty.us/contact-information?contact_id=520&origin=675
https://www.inyocounty.us/contact-information?contact_id=522&origin=676

53.2% Butte County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
BConnelly@ButteCounty.net
DLucero@ButteCounty.net
TRitter@ButteCounty.net
District4@ButteCounty.net
DTeeter@ButteCounty.net

50.9% Fresno County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
District1@fresnocountyca.gov
District2@fresnocountyca.gov
District3@fresnocountyca.gov
District4@fresnocountyca.gov
District5@fresnocountyca.gov

50.8% Stanislaus County: LIBERATED (largely revolted May 12)
Stanislaus County will look the other way if businesses defy Newsom’s stay-home order

50.2% Riverside County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:
district1@rivco.org
district2@rivco.org
d3email@rivco.org
district4@rivco.org
district5@rivco.org

For even when we were with you, we commanded you this:
If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.

2 Thessalonians 3:10
 

10 facts Gavin Newsom is ignoring

Monday, May 11, 2020, 8:35 am | Randy Thomasson

Your self-declared “king” of California doesn’t mind killing off most of California’s economy to make people more dependent and controllable. As public cries go up for fully reopening California, Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom is digging in his heels. And he’s ignoring these 10 facts:

1. Getting sufficient sunlight kills COVID-19 (and lack of Vitamin D is a common denominator among COVID-19 deaths)

2. Also curing COVID-19 are the well-established drugs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, which open up the cell membrane, plus the essential mineral zinc, which is the natural infection killer that enters the cell

3. Vaccines aren’t guaranteed to work (the flu vaccine is notoriously ineffective)

4. COVID-19 has a death rate (0.03% of those infected) that’s 3x LOWER than the seasonal flu death rate (0.1%)

5. COVID-19 as a cause of death is being massively padded by hospitals, which get $13,000 for every patient labeled COVID-19 and $39,000 for every COVID-19 patient on a ventilator.

6. The United States has never broadly “shut down” for a virus before

7. Seven states with Republican governors never issued a lockdown order

8. Several other states have already reopened, even those with Democrat governors (such as Montana)

9. A growing number of California counties are reopening despite Newsom’s non-scientific, unnecessary edict (they’re also aware that Newsom’s lockdown is massively depleting their sales-tax revenue)

10. Every day Gavin Newsom’s harmful lockdown continues, his legacy will be more jobs and businesses killed, more families destitute, more addictions to alcohol and drugs, and more domestic abuse and child abuse.

“When I look at the basic tenets that we know of microbiology, and I say, ‘Do we need to still shelter in place?’ Our answer is emphatically no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. Do we need to test them, and get them back to work? Yes, we do. The secondary effects that we went over — the child abuse, alcoholism, loss of revenue — all these are, in our opinion, a significantly more detrimental thing to society than a virus that has proven similar in nature to the seasonal flu we have every year.”
Dr. Dan Erickson of Bakersfield, California on April 22, 2020