To: budwiesest; GeronL; Solitar; bc2
Liberty bump for later (as if it's not already too late) Thanks archy.
You're welcome. More forthcoming, I'd expect.
Anyone who wants on the FR FSP/PorcuPing list, just let me know, either with a post here or via FReepmail. And if anyone inclined toward or interested in the Wyoming efforts would care for an invite to the WY FWP Yahoo group, let me know your e-mail and I'll send an invite there to those so interested; I'm that groups moderator as well.
posted on 03/12/2004 10:52:47 PM PST
(Concrete shoes, cyanide, TNT! Done dirt cheap! Neckties, contracts, high voltage...Done dirt cheap!)
Freedom is on its death bed under US law. It has been more than ninety years since the government imposed unconstitutional fake money on Americans and more than seventy years since any American could choose their own investment/retirement plan.
I bought a magnificient piece of property where I intended to build our family home in 1992. Until this year, government required "permits" before I could build. Regulations in place made it impossible for me to obtain these "required permits". Over the past six months, our local government and the state amended two of these laws probably making it possible for me to obtain the "required permits", but if I build, current law prevents me from being able to buy all the required insurance that a prudent man would want. Anyone needing a mortgage to be able to afford to build would be unable to build on our property as federal law prohibits banks from making loans without a full complement of all prudent insurance policies.
Zoning laws want to restrict what and how I build our house. The Code of Federal Regulations limits how much water I can use to flush my toilet. The state wants me to buy a permit that would allow me to park my car on my own land, and demands that I allow the area (where I have to pay to park) be open to anyone including the right to drive across my property. Building codes dictate how I will build my house and landscaping codes demand what I can plant and what I must plant to get a certificate of occupancy that would allow me the right to buy water or for the electric company to sell me power.
As a retiree, I track my finances carefully in Quicken and in Excel. For the last five years, my combined income tax and property tax bills have been 190% of my family's total living expenses for food, shelter and all other personal expenditures of each and every kind. In some states and localities, one is tempted to speculate that the odds are not bad that some families are forced to pay more for the upkeep for an aids-infected baby of a crack-addicted momma than they can afford to spend on their own children. And most Americans live with the delusion that the United States is a free country.
posted on 03/13/2004 5:10:25 AM PST
by Reagan Renaissance
(Reagan is the architect, but the Renaissance is in your hands.)
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