It’s all about control. Some people just aren’t happy unless they can control those who want nothing more than to live in peace. Unfortunately, these people all too often wind up in positions of authority, where they frequently choose to make life miserable for others.
There are a growing number of people in North America who understand that we are headed in the wrong direction. They realize that the time is eventually going to come when only those who have learned to be self-reliant will survive. But many of those in government feel so threatened by the idea of people being independent that they’re trying to make it illegal.
A woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was growing more than 100 plant varieties in her home garden recently, including those that helped treat her diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. But the city didn’t like how it looked, so they came out and cut it down. A man in Clarkson, Georgia, was fined more than $5,000 for growing “too many” vegetables in his backyard. And a Michigan woman was nearly tossed in jail for planting a vegetable garden in her front yard.
In short, people are being harassed, fined and prosecuted because they are insightful enough to comprehend that growing their own vegetables is one of the things that will keep them from remaining dependent on the government.
Should the government have the right to regulate what people do with the front and back lawns on their property, assuming that there are no associated health hazards? You know how I feel about that, but I’d love to get your take on it. And please let me know about anything you or your neighbors have experienced where government has intruded on homeowners’ rights.