A gym in New Jersey reopened for business early Monday, defying a state order that shut down nonessential businesses to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
People began gathering outside the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, Camden County, several hours before it reopened at 8 a.m. The owners have said the decision to resume operations at the members-only facility was not about financial gain, but rather a question of Constitutional rights.
“We truly believe that if we don’t do this, in the end, we will have zero rights and no say in what happens,” co-owner Frank Trumbetti said in a video posted on the gym’s Facebook page.
Morally paralyzed twits love to lecture, “You should care more about HEALTH than about money.” The heroic souls behind this truly American protest in NJ grasp that there is no price tag on individual rights.
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