Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A few neighbors don't like how one man keeps his yard.
They went to Town Hall, got a law passed: Mow your lawn or face up to $10,000 in fines AND go to jail.
We have similar laws here in my little "Historic District" of Gaithersburg, though the jail part won't kick in until you push back against the Deputy or City LEO who finally comes to enforce the issue. Many communities have laws about how you keep your lawn, painting, et cetera. (By the way, did you know that my County Dog Catchers wear IIIA armor? Nope, not kidding.)
Either you own your property, or your neighbors/city owns your property. It is Mob Rule, defined.
I'm not going to tell this homeowner to gear-up, or go to court (though few small cities want a Federal Court case). I make it a point to have the business card (city-issued) of every Government slug who has ever come by my place, my neighbor's homes, that I meet at city functions, the Neighborhood Watch who snoop on neighbors more than anything else...
Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.
Yes, I am saying that the mob, every single SOB in it, who voted that this man must cut his grass or face their wrath, is a Tyrant.
Here's the story.
UPDATE 10:35 - NYC: The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.
At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.
One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered.
"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," Vladeck said
Any different from neighbors and city politicians telling you to cut your grass? Or, just more Tyrants for whom you should have business cards...
Full story here.
Posted by K at 6:37 AM