Sunday, November 18, 2007

A story of zoning tyranny

I was surfing some web sites this morning and found this site. For years I have known that planning and zoning is something that can be abused and a means of control over lives, regardless of the public good or lack thereof in the requirements of ordinances. John Thorburn is one man who was actually jailed for complying with zoning ordinances with constant inspections, then later told that he is out of compliance and jailed. This happened earlier this decade and is just insane. Check out Thorburn's story and prepare to be amazed. In the movie "The Patriot", Mel Gibson's character, Benjamin Martin, had a pertinent line, "Why should I agree to trade one tyrant three thousand miles away for three thousand tyrants one mile away?" I wonder the same thing sometimes.

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