Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther went to jail this week rather than apologize for having the guts to stand up to the system. Luther ran afoul of Dallas Judge Eric Moye, an Obama-era Democrat who demanded that she apologize for being "selfish" by opening her salon in defiance of Governor Gregg Abbott's lockdown order.

Rather than apologize to Moye and avoid jail time, a defiant Luther told the judge, "Feeding my kids is not selfish. I have stylists who are going hungry because they would rather feed their kids. If you think the law is more important than kids getting fed than please go ahead with your decision. But I am not going to shut down the salon."

Good for her.

Shelley Luther is an American patriot and my hero. She has become one of the most visible martyrs in the new American revolution against big and powerful government, whose dictatorial leaders have used the coronavirus crisis to expand their tyrannical hold on power.

Judge Moye, who earns $150,000 to issue wise decisions from the bench, is a chauvinist who demands that a female business owner with no money to feed her babies grovel and kiss his feet or face jail time. She chose jail time.

Shelley Luther is a role model for women, mothers, female business owners, and for all Americans who stand against big, intrusive government and the policies that attempt to strip us of our basic human rights under the Constitution of the United States.

Shelley Luther is a true American patriot.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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