“Feeding my kids isn’t selfish,” said Shelley Luther, to the judge before being sentenced to 7 days in jail for re-opening her hair salon in Dallas, Texas.
Shelly Luther made the controversial decision to defy Texas’s stay-at-home order and reopened her salon this last week on April 24th. The Judge asked Luther to apologize, admit that she was wrong, and close her hair salon until it was allowed to re-open, Luther refused and was then sentenced to 7 days in jail.
It is being reported that since the sentence, Luther has been hit with a hefty 7,000 dollar fine. Her salon is also being fined $1000 for every day she continues to defy the state’s orders. The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has just stated that Salons can open this Friday, May 8th, so Luther will be fined every day till Friday.
I am shocked this happening. This isn’t the America I know, and I refuse to accept this as a “new normal.” People have the RIGHT to earn a living!
I have said this and will continue to say this, our Constitutional rights do not go away in the midst of a pandemic. We must rise up and speak up! I hope this woman shows the pastors out there what a backbone looks like, because in the midst of all of this madness, churches have the right to assemble, and we are protected by the Constitution to do so! The INDIVIDUAL has the RIGHT to CHOOSE TO STAY HOME OR CHOOSE TO NOT STAY HOME!
Freedom is CHOICE.
All of this started as a virus. It has since morphed into a paralyzing FEAR. Irrational fear, not based on science. Power and control have since taken over and we are witnessing complete government overreach.
Here is Luther’s response to the judge. This woman is a hero!