We all figured this day was coming!
We've talked about it, warned about it, even expected it for a long time! Finally it's happened. A man is actually fined for growing food on his own land! Too much food!
How the hell can a person possibly grow too much food on his own property? Easy! If the government doesn't get it's cut in the form of taxes and permits! They then try to make up for the shortages by fining the grower!
Check out this story from Georgia!
County Sues Farmer, Cites Too Many Crops
Posted: 5:20 pm EDT September 12, 2010
Updated: 10:00 am EDT September 13, 2010
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.”
Fig trees, broccoli and cabbages are among the many greens that line the soil on Steve Miller’s more than two acres in Clarkston, who said he has spent fifteen years growing crops to give away and sell at local farmers markets.
“It's a way of life, like it's something in my blood,” said Miller.
In January, Dekalb County code enforcement officers began ticketing him for growing too many crops for the zoning and having unpermitted employees on site.
Miller stopped growing vegetables this summer and the charges were put on hold as he got the property rezoned.
Two weeks after approval, however, his attorney said the county began prosecuting the old charges, saying he was technically in violation before the rezoning.
“It should go away. I think it borders on harassment,” said Miller’s attorney Doug Dillard.
Miller faces nearly $5,000 in fines, but he said he plans to fight those citations in recorders court later this month.
A county spokesperson said officials can’t discuss the matter while it is in court, but neighbors were quick to come to his defense.
“When he moved here and I found out what he was doing I said, ‘Steve, you’re the best thing that ever happened to Cimarron Drive. And I still say that,” said neighbor Britt Fayssoux.
This is just one more sign that government, local and federal, is starting to get totally out of control! No wonder that folks are getting really, really pissed!
It's one thing to try and force permits and controls on small homesteads, and arrest and jail even the Amish for NOT wanting to have chips implanted in their cattle, and charging for permits to grow your own vegetables in the city...but this story is a solid bit of proof that the PTB are trying to get what we all knew all along what they wanted...control over the food supply!
Control the food, control the people! This has been the way of thinking for Big Brother for a long time, but now people are catching on more and more!
Buckle up, my friends! There's a rough road ahead! Luckily, some of us are ready to play just as dirty as the law allows...or as is called for! Right? Right!
Now, let's get some fresh coffee before they try and make us get a "coffee house permit" for the patio!