Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Abbott ABSOLUTELY Needs to Pardon Shelley Luther

"The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit."
Psalm 34:18

A Dallas salon owner who has refused to close her shop despite multiple court orders has now been sentenced to a week in jail. A judge on Tuesday called Shelley Luther's open defiance of social distancing orders "flagrant and intentional" and said she felt no "remorse or regret" for her actions.

According to court documents, Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail for violating a temporary restraining order to close her business and fined $500 each to the county's criminal and civil courts for every day the salon remained open. She openly violated the governor's stay-at-home order, an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Luther, the owner of Salon À la Mode and Hot Mess Enterprises, gained national attention for opening her salon in April after her city and county ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in March. She has said she opposed the stay-at-home order for financial reasons and publicly ripped up one of the court orders at a protest with more than 100 others.
It gets crazier.

This is the judge on some straight up Ayn Rand villany:

Shelley Luther's response:

It's quite something.

Which begs the question...what comes next?!?


There's a lot more grassroots sentiment beyond this one Facebook post. We aren't in the mood to cut and paste a bunch of embed codes.   Empower Texas has more here.

Pardoning Shelley Luther is a simple, unilateral, action Greg Abbott can take right now.

He doesn't need to consult with lobbyists and campaign contributors "experts."

He won't.  Unless it becomes politically untenable to not do so.  Then he will.

The open question is whether or not there's sufficient grassroots will to make it politically untenable.

We'll see.

Bottom Line:  The next few days could be very, very, interesting for public perceptions of hat to cattle ratio....

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