But who is Washington and who is Cornwallis this time? We report, you decide.
In the same place where Gen. Washington finally won independence for the young United States, one heroic restaurant owner has defied King Barack I and continued to run his small business over orders of the federal government.
Glenn Helseth runs the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant in the historic area of Yorktown–in a building owned by the National Park Service. He was ordered to vacate the building after the beginning of the shutdown last week. Recognizing he still had bills to pay, and employees to employ, Helseth defied the order and has reopened his business.
His story is just one example of what many view as the Obama administration’s widespread overreach during the government gridlock.
“I’m willing to go to jail for this,” Helseth said. “If the Parks Service wants to put me in jail because I want to honor the terms of my contract, well, I suppose they have that right.”
This guy is a hero. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and give him your support. In the meantime, check out this video on the story from CBN: