Barracuda Brigade salutes you proudly. Let there be no doubt, the Founding Father's would say: "that's what we're talking about."
The shutdown of Washington has now become the battle of Yorktown.
In the same place where America fought its final battle of independence, one American businessman is refusing to bow to pressure to close up shop during the shutdown.
His story is just one example of what many view as the Obama administration's widespread overreach during the government gridlock.Glenn Helseth loves serving up good food at his Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant in historic Yorktown -- something he's been doing for the past 11 years. But the government shutdown recently forced the eatery to close its doors.
The National Park Service owns the building he uses, so Helseth was ordered to move out within 48 hours when the government shutdown began last week.
"I was called about 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, Oct. 1," Helseth told CBN News. "I was told I had three hours to vacate my restaurant. I was shocked and called back to say I can't quite possibly do that."
He was granted a three-day stay but eventually closed the restaurant. A week later, in defiance of government orders, he reopened for business. He knows the move was risky, but he considered it well worthwhile.
"I'm willing to go to jail for this," Helseth said. "If the Parks Service wants to put me in jail because I want to honor the terms of my contract, well, I suppose they have that right."
He says he can't understand why he should have to close his business -- something he says would hurt his bottom line.
"This is October. This is our busiest month of the year. I need October to make my year," Helseth explained.
He also points out that during the shutdown he was still obligated to pay other expenses for the facility.
"I'm paying for the insurance on this building," he said. "While it's closed I'm paying for the utilities on this building. I'm paying for the security system that is protecting this building and I cannot use this building."
His employees' welfare is also a big concern.
"My staff is not getting any back pay," Helseth continued. "My people aren't getting paid for the days we missed. I need to look out for the welfare of my staff."