Examples of “YOUR FREEDOMS” Being Taken Away
Woman Threatened with $600-a-day Fine for Feeding Poor Children
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
the City of
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.
Bottled Water on a Scorching Hot Day?
Angela's story is not a fluke. On the other side of the country, an
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
Man Charged With Littering for Dropping Dollar Bill
you're still not convinced that these are rare and isolated incidents, I've
saved the best – make that the worst – for last. In
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.