Mandating adults to do anything is a difficult task. In the United States, we’re naturally rebellious, at least some of us. When The Sons of Liberty carried out the Boston Tea Party, they didn’t do it out of subservience to their government. They weren’t going to take a tax hike lying down, and they fought back. That attitude needs to come back to the United States, and it needs to come back quickly.
It’s gotten so bad that a New Jersey town is monitoring its citizens for social distancing by drone. Talk about scary.
With the mandates continuing, freedom is departing. Commerce across the world has been affected by COVID-19 mandates that have shut down businesses and caused an economic halt to many businesses that relied on in-person sales and customer service.
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in England closed after a possible 1,229 years. The bar likely existed before the United Kingdom was formed.
Dealing with disaster is one thing, but creating mayhem on top of the disaster isn’t helping anyone. It’s been a struggle that those before and after this generation won’t remember very well, but living through it is hard to see businesses struggle and eventually fail if they cannot make the proper revenue while complying with the government mandates.
Since its opening, the bar has faced many disasters, including sickness, war, and natural disasters. It was still standing before the shutdown. COVID-19 didn’t shut it down. England did. Governments should be taken to task when they aren’t allowing their citizens to operate businesses and the government doesn’t pay them the necessary funds to cover their pre-pandemic costs.
On a Facebook post, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks said, “Along with my team, I have tried everything to keep the pub going. However, the past two years have been unprecedented for the hospitality industry. They have defeated all of us who have been trying our hardest to ensure this multi-award-winning pub could continue trading into the future.”
Unfortunately, more businesses in the United States have had to close because the government can’t back up its mandates with financial support.
The post continued, “The COVID-19 pandemic was disastrous, and our already razor-thin business margins provided no safety net. As a result, we were unable to satisfy our financial responsibilities on time, causing periods of significant uncertainty and worry for everyone who worked for and with the bar.”
Though the pub isn’t going to shut down indefinitely, there’s not going to be the same feeling in the pub, and there’s likely going to be a large corporation that takes it over and ruins the authenticity that the pub offered its patrons.
The fight for freedom and liberty is ongoing, hoping that this pandemic will end soon. Until then, every business owner should keep their head up and know that the future is brighter than the past.