8 hours ago
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Government Regulation is Getting Bad
Lets say you own a farm. Lets say there is a creek running through that farm. Lets say you need a wheelbarrow full of gravel to fill a pothole in your gravel driveway. Lets say you take your wheelbarrow down to the creek and fill it full of gravel, and dump that gravel on your driveway.
Did you know you have just broken Kentucky law?
I heard a blurb about this on the radio and had to look it up to be sure; yep. Its true.
The blurb had a few more details, such as the permit you need to 'mine' gravel from your creek will cost you $150, plus a $500 per acre bond, plus you will need a attorney to file for the permit.
Because you did not spend $150 on the permit, another $500 on the attorney, and yet another $500 plus for the bond before you 'mined' your wheelbarrow of gravel from your creek, you now face a $5,000 fine.
What has happened to the free country I was born in?