Examples of “YOUR FREEDOMS” Being Taken Away

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Examples of “YOUR FREEDOMS” Being Taken Away

 

Woman Threatened with $600-a-day Fine for Feeding Poor Children

 

The evidence continues to mount that government employees no longer know their place as servants of the public. Instead, they tend to regard themselves as our masters. Combine this with the Department of Homeland Security militarizing police by beefing up local law enforcement agencies across America, and you get abuses of power on a growing scale.

 

Take the City of Brotherly Love, where Angela Prattis works with a Philadelphia charity to offer summer lunches to low-income children. She donates her time, earning nothing but personal satisfaction by helping people.

 

Every day, up to 60 low-income children come to a gazebo at her home to receive a nutritious lunch. Kids in need are getting fed because someone in their community cares about them.

Then local government officials found out about it. You'd think Angela would have gotten a commendation for meritorious conduct, or maybe the keys to the city or at least a pat on the back. But no. Angela was slapped with a zoning violation and ordered to file for a variance.

She can't give food to kids in a residential area until she successfully begs the zoning board for permission – and at a cost of $1,000.

 

Angela has said despite the government's threat to fine her $600 a day if she continues the program next summer without the proper approvals, that is exactly what she intends to do.

 

Pass Out Bottled Water on a Scorching Hot Day?
Not in Phoenix You Don't!

 

Angela's story is not a fluke. On the other side of the country, an Arizona woman found out that no good deed goes unpunished... at least not where city bureaucrats are concerned. During a festival, the woman offered free bottles of water to anyone who wanted them. It was 112 degrees outside, so I imagine her gift was welcomed by many.

 

However, a city official didn't agree. This overly self-important bureaucrat told her to stop or be ticketed because apparently you need a permit to give away bottled water in Phoenix! The woman explained to a reporter, "It was really hot, and we wanted to show God's love. A small act of kindness is a great way to do that.

 

Man Charged With Littering for Dropping Dollar Bill

 

If you're still not convinced that these are rare and isolated incidents, I've saved the best – make that the worst – for last. In Elyria, Ohio, John Davis generously offered a few dollars to a wheelchair-bound panhandler waiting at the top of a freeway exit.

 

Davis, whose brother is paralyzed, sympathized with the man. Offering a couple of bucks seemed like the least he could do. But, as he passed the money to the man, one of the bills slipped and fell to the ground. The man picked it up and pocketed it. Davis drove on his way, only to be pulled over within seconds.

 

The cop issued him a $500 ticket – for littering!

My friends, I'll know you'll agree when I say that this kind of draconian crackdown against people trying to help others get by is a sign of how out of control our government has become at every level.

 

I would much prefer my city officials spend time enforcing laws against things like vandalism and violent crimes rather than hassling good citizens trying to do the right thing.

 

The end result of these kinds of policies is that people become reluctant to help – you never know when some government worker is going to pop out of the bushes and threaten to haul you into court. It all comes down to this – you can't do anything without government permission if they decide they want to regulate it.

 

These kinds of regulations are a sign of the creeping tyranny that I've warned you about before. Now is the time to prepare for a tougher economy and more government invasions into your everyday life.

 

Government bureaucrats want control over everything you do – from what kind of gasoline is in your car to what kind of fertilizer you put on your lawn to when and how you help people in need.

Their meddling is on the rise. Your best protection is to become as self-reliant as you can while everything you want to do is still legal and relatively free from red tape.