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October 8, 2013 - 2:24 pm

We need more people like Glenn Helseth.

For the past 11 years Helseth and his wife have operated the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant inside the historic Cole Digges House in Yorktown, Va.

The National Park Service owns and operates the building. So when the government shut down on Oct. 1, the Helseths were given 48 hours to pack up and move out.

The couple also owns a restaurant on Jamestown Island. They had to close that restaurant after the National Park Service blocked access to the island.

“We’re upset on a number of levels – not the least of which is the impending financial doom that Carrot Tree faces,” Glenn told me.

At least 20 of his longtime employees are facing the unemployment line. They can’t make rent and some are faced with choosing between buying food or buying medicine.

So Glenn decided it was time to take some action – and at 11 a.m. ET he reopened the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant – in defiance of the federal government.

He says he’s “occupying Carrot Tree Yorktown.” He even had the nerve to feed his most loyal customer today — a 100 year old woman.

Like the parks that the National Park Service thugs have closed off, Helseth’s restaurant pays into the Treasury from its receipts. Closing it down is costing the taxpayers money.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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There must be investigations started to determine the exact individuals at the top who specifically ordered these abominations being conducted by the NPS staff. Heads should roll.
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holder and co. will crush him like a bug. he's not only standing up to the gov. he's white. the gov will spend our tax dollars to bankrupt him. even if he wins, he loses. thomas jefferson would be proud of us today, right?
46 weeks ago
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I think Old Tom would have had a different answer.
It might involve bloodshed.
Not his but somebody's.
46 weeks ago
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I wish I was close enough to drive there for lunch tomorrow.
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