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Post by Maddog on Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:47 am

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They can just go down to the store and buy them............


Late last month, I had the opportunity to discuss my recent book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable, before a Seattle-based group of family and consumer scientists, many of them retired. During my talk, I focused in part on a series of city ordinances around the country that ban people from gardening in their own front yards. As almost always happens, these particular laws, among the countless dozens I discuss in the book, raised the most ire among the audience:

"Why would any city do this? How can a city do this? I hope these people are fighting back!"

One of the most egregious examples I highlighted comes from an ongoing case in Miami Shores, Fla. There, Hermine Ricketts and her husband, Laurence Carroll, had kept a nicely manicured vegetable garden in their front yard for nearly two decades. Then, in 2013, Miami Shores adopted an ordinance that banned vegetable gardens, and vowed to fine violators each day they failed to comply with the law.

The couple sued, arguing, as a local CBS affiliate put it, "that the ordinance ran afoul of the Florida Constitution, including that it violated their privacy rights and their right to acquire, possess and protect property."

Last year, a Florida state court upheld the vegetable-garden ban, on grounds that aesthetic reasons—the city thinks vegetables are ugly—are sufficient justification for a city to ban vegetable gardens.



http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/11/florida-appeals-court-upholds-citys-vegg

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:24 pm

Ben wrote:...libertarianism often is called political autism -- it has trouble with the human aspect of politics.

Hmm...that's a thought to ponder.

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Post by Maddog on Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:09 am

Ben Reilly wrote:
Maddog wrote:

Texan to Texan, that's a load of horseshit.  

Oh, okay Smile

At least you're not offering the usual circular logic libertarian-splanation.

I will grant you that people who live in gated communities in say Southlake or Colleyville can be a bit elitist when it comes to their neighborhoods, but that has nothing to do with libertarians or limited government type people. Those people are as bad as many on the left. They love regulations, just different regulations.

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Post by Maddog on Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:11 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
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Aesthetic planning is where the fight is.  People almost care more about pink petunias, than fire escapes and sprinklers.  

Over here, it's coupled with the idea of the American dream...a pretty home, in a perfect neighborhood, and two cars.  Giving up anything of the American dream is like giving up one's gun:

Oh no, get the fook outta here!!

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And,  "the proof of the pudding is in the eating..".

Just look to all those $$million$$ pine-framed, cedar-clad shingle-roofed fire traps going up in flames in southern California, where their dickhead owners have planted out their neighbourhoods with non-indigenous eucalyptus trees..

Or those  $10 million  beachside mansions being washed away in winter storm surges, simply because the braindead inbred owners thought their wealth could outbid Mother Nature's forces..

The beachside mansions are replaced on the taxpayers dime. cheers

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