When common sense becomes illegal

published Aug 30, 2007, last modified Jun 26, 2013

I want to share a long rant with my readership. I promise you'll love it. It's not written by a lunatic or fringe specimen of politician. The writer is a simple, down-to-earth farmer:

You would think that if I cut the trees, mill the logs into lumber, and build the house on my own farm, I could make it however I wanted to. Think again. It’s illegal to build a house less than 900 square feet. Period. Doesn’t matter if I’m a hermit or the father of 20. The government agents have decreed, in their egocentric wisdom, that no human can live in anything less than 900 square feet.

How a culture deals with its misfits reveals its strength. The stronger a culture, the less it fears the radical fringe. The more paranoid and precarious a culture, the less tolerance it offers.

Please read it. After reading it, I promise you'll understand where we all are going as a global society -- and it isn't towards freedom.