'Basilico's Pasta e Vino' ownership began its stand in open defiance against the lockdowns the second they were ordered by the governor of California on March 19, 2020. They remained fully operational with zero restrictions, including full dine in, no social distancing and no masks, even banning masks publicly. Ownership views the mask as the symbol of lockdown tyranny; a person's signal to government that they are in fear, have surrendered and have submitted to their control. Basilico's ownership took their stand in honor of the sacrifices made by our nation's Founding Fathers who have gifted us our freedoms, and our brave Military Men and Women who have given their lives defending them since.
So they did not take their stand based on a right to work, or because of potential financial losses, etc. Instead they made it about something bigger than themselves.. Their stand was to defend and to advance American Freedom, and they have done so not by 'resisting', but instead by attacking lockdown tyranny, by defying boldly and openly! And in doing so, they have committed their business as a 'Constitutional Battleground' in this fight. They have been prepared to risk everything, laying everything on the line in their principled stand. They believe that if you suffer business losses, you can likely recover them, but when your freedoms are lost, they are gone forever.
Basilico's ownership feels blessed to be on the frontlines of this battle against this domestic enemy - the enemy within; to be able to contribute to the defense and advancement of American Freedom. Ownership feels that we as Americans, all business owners are obligated to take a stand in the same spirit as 'Basilico's Pasta e Vino'. Most if not all businesses across this nation have already waited ten months and through two, three or more shutdowns. So 'Make Restaurants Great Again' challenges you to take your stand now! And when feeling fear of losing a business license, being issued a citation, being arrested and even fearing personal threats and attacks from the enemies of freedom, just think of our brave soldiers who have faced real bullets and bombs, and have lost far far more. Then maybe you will find your courage to finally fight, and fight entirely. No more quarter or half measures. No more compromise. Eliminate all remnants of this great mistake in history. This is an all or nothing fight for our cherished Freedoms!