An Outrage in North Miami?

OPINION

Dear Friends,

I was extremely disturbed to learn that Fox News Reporter Gianno Caldwell was asked to leave a North Miami restaurant because of his conservative agenda and affiliation with Fox News. Caldwell is an African American whose younger brother was murdered in Chicago. Indeed, Gianno Caldwell is a dedicated activist who promotes conservative values and ideas for black communities, promoting more funding for police, bringing back cash bail, and teaching basic capitalism instead of socialistic handouts. The name of the restaurant is the “Paradis Books and Bread” (there is no “e”on Paradis) located at 12831 W. Dixie Highway, North, Miami, FL 33161. Interestingly, there is no telephone listing anywhere for this establishment. It also seems that Fox News is the only network publishing the story?

According to Gianno Caldwell, he and some friends were eating breakfast at this restaurant. They were quietly discussing his agenda, not creating a disturbance of any kind. Suddenly, the owner approached the table and ordered them to leave, because she had overheard their conversation and was offended by who he is and his conservative platform. Can you imagine if this had been a group of liberals who were asked to leave by a Republican restaurant owner?? Regardless, Mr. Caldwell and his friends left the restaurant rather than creating a scene.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion,sex, and national origin. It does not mention a political affiliation or a particular philosophy. Regardless, in my mind that would fall under “Religion” as a protected category. The fact that Caldwell is black and promoting a political agenda that is related to black communities may also fall under the “Race” category as well.

Folks, apparently, the owner of “Paradis Books and Bread” does not want Republican or Conservative business and if she overhears you discussing your philosophy, she will kick you out? In my view, I think the place should be boycotted and perhaps even a demonstration outside by Conservative protesters. There is the possibility of a Civil Rights lawsuit as well.

Folks this is just more of the outrageous hypocrisy generated by the far left. Here you have a woman in business to make money, but she discriminates against people with different ideas who come into her restaurant.

As always, your feedback is welcome and appreciated. Please let me know what you think and what should happen?

Respectfully yours,

JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.