The picture is clear: A handful of governors mismanaged their excessive coronavirus shutdowns and destroyed lives and livelihoods. They used “public health and safety” to justify stripping freedoms and confiscating small business owners’ ability to earn a living and serve their community.
Local small businesses are the engine that powers our economy and the glue that holds our communities together—but they’ve been abandoned at every turn. This didn’t start with coronavirus: Philadelphia, for example, became the “poorest big city” in America because its core of neighborhood job creators is subjected to over 200 local taxes and the worst licensing regulations in the country.
Jonathan S. Goldstein is a founding partner of Goldstein Law Partners. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Appellate Practice, Employment Law, Complex Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Municipal Law and Land Use, Election Law, and Business Law.