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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?


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:

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:

70.9% Glenn County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

71.1% Shasta County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

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:

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:

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:

61.3% Mariposa County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

61.1% Tuolumne County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

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:

59.4% El Dorado County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

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

58.9% Kern County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

58.8% Placer County
Five supervisors’ email addresses (or their aides; 6 email addresses total):

58.7% Del Norte
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

57.7% Trinity County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

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: 

53.2% Butte County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

50.9% Fresno County
Five supervisors’ email addresses:

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:

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

2 Thessalonians 3:10

Are small business owners committing financial suicide?

Monday, March 30, 2020, 5:32 pm | Randy Thomasson

If the always-paid government bureaucracy wanted to kill off capitalism, they’re not wasting this opportunity. For every day, small businesses fail because they “aren’t open.”

Yet if you stay closed like the government wants, you might be committing financial suicide. Ask yourself — how long can you go without income?

Small business owners shouldn’t be overly-afraid of the government. Have you heard of a single business owner being fined for staying fully open during the virus scare? I haven’t. And so what if you’re fined? Wouldn’t a couple hundred dollars be a small price to pay compared to all the value you’ll receive by staying open?

And consider the various “bugs” that can be on every public door handle — whether it’s coronavirus, the flu, stomach flu, strep throat, pink eye, or the common cold. Which is why small business owners who are “open for business” should exercise (and require from their customers) an improved level of good hygiene.

What’s more, the “cure” for COVID-19 might already be here. On Sunday, the FDA approved the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Millions of doses are being donated to the nation’s hospitals right now. 

Is the COVID-19 lockdown overkill? One decade ago, America had another epidemic. But the 2009-2010 swine flu occurred when there was a Democrat in the White House, who the Big Media protected, and the opposition party Republicans did not politicize the virus. 

The swine flu’s death toll was higher than (or some might argue, similar to) COVID-19. “According to the CDC from April 2009 to April 2010 there were about 60.8 million cases of the swine flu with 12,469 deaths in the United States. Unlike COVID-19, swine flu targeted the younger population, who health officials said had little to no existing immunity.” Source

Yet now we have a Republican president, who the Big Media hates, and who the opposition party Democrats seem to blame for everything. They unsuccessfully tried to oust him twice. Is it the Big Media’s turn to defeat Trump by eliminating his booming economy?

We are now at a point where the cure is worse than the disease. As R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. wrote a week ago: “… we need not destroy our economy over this pandemic …The state we had arrived at by last weekend was explained cogently by Bob Luddy, the CEO and founder of CaptiveAire, in The American Spectator on Monday. He wrote: “Our leaders are creating an economic crisis and a major national security risk with limited data. The cure is far worse than any perceived impact by COVID-19.”

For small business owners, and workers who’ve been laid off without pay, the big question is how much more financial bleeding can you stand? Big stores like Wal-Mart and Target haven’t closed. So why must you?

For the sake of your constitutional rights, your God-given ownership rights, your family, and your in-born need to succeed, I encourage you to be “open for business,” along with taking wise steps of good hygiene. Don’t let the establishment destroy your livelihood!

“You shall not steal … You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Creator God’s 8th and 10th commandments in Exodus 20