Government intrusions, I despise them. I posted a few weeks ago about it but it really gets me riled when I see how far we have let it slip.
Liberty and Freedom are words I think few people understand. We are like the frog in the pot not realizing how hot it is getting. The Constitution is so abused today the Founding Fathers would not recognize us. I get so sick of government telling us what rights we can have. How many times have you seen or heard "having a drivers license is a privilege not a right" I say WRONG, we are a representative republic and if I abide by the laws my representatives pass I have every RIGHT to drive and if our Representatives pass laws we don't want, we need to work to get them out of office. Liberals will have you believe you have the right to free speech (although they will tell you what you can't say) and at the same time tell you government grants you the privilege to carry a gun if you fill out all the right forms, did they miss the second amendment? Was I the only one in class that day ? Oh wait, they don't teach that in school anymore.
I am a rebel at heart, I can follow rules when they make sense in fact I can recognize the reason many laws were passed in the first place but it is way too far out of hand today. For years I have been on a personal crusade to bypass every unnecessary regulation I come across, for example years ago when our state still had annual emissions testing on vehicles (thankfully they realized what a waste that was) I found a way to either exempt my vehicles or cheat the tail pipe sniffer. I hate bureaucrats who think they have to control every aspect of out lives. In most towns today if you wanted to live as pioneers did your home would be condemned and you kids taken away because they were living in a substandard housing. You would be cited for improper disposal of sewerage, untested water supply, lack of electricity. Your stove and fireplace would be a fire hazard. I am sure no running water would be a health violation, and the list goes on.
I wonder sometimes if back in the 1800's couples sat around and wondered if they had enough money to pay their wagon insurance, or property taxes or income tax or had to go get their drivers license renewed or get a building permit to build a barn or home. Did the farmers have to get approval from the EPA to clear land, did they get permission to drill a well or put in a out house
I know people say they like regulations because it keeps the neighbors in line, well if you don't want to deal with neighbors go buy 20 or more acres and build a home in the middle so you won't have to look at them. if you want to live in subdivision you have no right to complain if the neighbors have chickens or a messy yard. I might not like their junk but after all it is their property.....either move or build a tall fence (after you get a permit)
One particular congressman in central Florida was quoted during the Health Care debate as saying "we don't care about the Constitution" (BTW at that point he should have been arrested for violation of his oath) well I don't care about their stupid laws which violate my God given rights.
In closing I am not going to incriminate myself here but rest assured don't miss a chance violate unconstitutional laws. I am sick and tired of government telling me how to act and what I have to pay live in our country because I believe it is OUR country not the governments.