POLICE STATE 2010: 60 Days in Jail for Overgrown Grass in New York State
'Anyone in town whose grass is too tall could face up to a $US500 fine or even jail time... If the grass gets above 8 inches the resident get a letter ... '[Ron: Haven't these "officials" got anything useful to do? WHO PAYS for these officious busybodies to interfere with residents' "quiet enjoyment" of their homes and their surroundings?]
'Unruly landowners [?!?] could face up to 60 days in prison.' [Ron: What lawful, divine right do "officials" have to threaten sovereign humans with force, violence and incarceration in this way? Forcing someone to cut grass around their home if it exceeds 8 inches, under threat of court proceedings, fines, arrest and imprisonment constitutes harrassment, violence against the person and interference with their right to manage their property and to keep earnings from their labour. The police and courts in our "Welfare" state systems act as unlawful, violent enforcers of the wishes of fictitious governments (ie fictitious corporations that have no real existence beyond writing on bits of paper) at ALL levels in society.
In justification of this abuse of sovereign human rights a "resident" is quoted as saying:
'Its a good town. You don't wanta ruin it by having appearance looking bad.'
Sooo, presumably such barely coherent expressions of opinion are supposed to justify local government using threats and violence by police and others to force residents to conform to the requirements of those who feel offended by seeing long grass. Incidentally, wouldn't it be MUCH cheaper, use MUCH less community effort and be MUCH less divisive and harmful to the community if the local government officials and/or those who want the grass cut, JUST OFFERED TO DO IT THEMSELVES?]
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