Skip to comments.Jailed for a messy yard
Posted on 03/09/2006 1:27:54 PM PST by Coleus
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You're blaming the town? Have you ever lived next door to anyone who doesn't keep their house up? I'm sorry for her situation, but her inaction is not helping anyone, least of all herself. If she doesn't have the money, she'd best sell the house in its condition and be done with it. What do you want the Town to do?
And the masses of sheep simply walk around with blindfolds on -
And by the way, she didn't go to jail for a MESSY YARD, she went for not paying fines. That's like saying Bill Clinton was impeached for having a consensual sexual relationship. You know the answer to that one.
Wait a second...I can't believe this is FreeRepublic. Homes like that are not just eyesores, they are health and fire hazards. I just can't believe what I'm reading.
Tough - My God, the notion that everyone has a "right" of some sort to have neighbors who keep their house maintained to a level they would would is mind-boggling -
If you don't want neighbors that live like pigs....then YOU buy enough land around you so that you won't have neighbors!
The notion that Government is suppose to step in is utterly silly and ridiculous (and don't give me they are protecting us from this or that with these silly as$ laws).
"that everyone thinks they have some sort of right to have neighbors who keep their homes / yards maintained to a level they would "like"....is foolishness.
Oh my God..with freedom comes responsibility. These are rules, on the books, that she's broken. I'm speechless.
The local gov't should just take the property using imminent domain. Thanks Supremes.
I have lived next door to someone who COULD NOT keep their house up. We helped. Sweat equity, a weekend, and a loyal neighbor henceforth, who incidentally got better, whose economic situation improved, and would pass the favors on anytime. Neighborhoods used to be a lot more neighborly.
Put up or shut up!
Open up your wallet, or shut up!
"then YOU buy enough land around you so that you won't have neighbors!"
That's the same as the 'love it or leave it' mindset. Doesn't cut it, this is America ans if you live in a community that has laws, you should obey them.
Smokin's Joe, you are an honest American and still understand what this country is all about.
I'm sorry, that's not the way it works.
No where in the Constitution and none of our Founding Fathers would have thought that Gov't would be getting involved to the point of how one maintains their own homes. And then fining them (putting $$ in the Gov't hands) has some useful process.
And the "rules" she has broken are simply from Gov't growing itself to a point of where it doesn't belong.
I am mind boggled at how many people thing "Gov't" is suppose to be involved in everything.
Again, if you want to make sure all your neighbors are living accordingly to how you would like them to live....then simply buy all the property around you....enough so that you won't have neighbors.
Nah, you shouldn't have to be burdened with that cost...or that responsibility.....Lets just look to the Gov't.
Mind boggling. And all the Gov't does is "fine" these people and put more money in their wasteful budgets to boot.
Crazy. The Gov't will be dressing our kids for us in 20 years.
You can say that again. I have never in my life seen neighbors like the ones I have now. It is a "desireable" neighborhood, but I am thinking that just the plain old suburbs would be friendler than this.
Neighborhoods used to be a lot more neighborly. >>
you're right, a scout troop or church group could help too, even habitat for humanity. But in this case you are in a town with some snobs.
Agreed 100%! -
This Country is going off the deep end. The notion that the Gov't should be going around laying fines down over a situation like this is utterly mind numbing. All the Gov't has become is nothing more then a revenue enhancer for itself.
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