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Analysis posted May 28 2011, 10:32 PM Category: Politics/Corruption Source: InformationLiberation Print

Church fined $4,000 for 'excessive tree pruning'

Chris | InformationLiberation

Nice little gem from the Charlotte Observer:
Every two to three years, Eddie Sales trims and prunes the crape myrtles at his church, Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church.

But this year, the city of Charlotte cited the church for improperly pruning its trees.

"We always keep our trees trimmed back because you don't want to worry about them hanging down in the way," said Sales, a church member.

The church was fined $100 per branch cut for excessive pruning, bringing the violation to $4,000.
Of course, the government is acting like this is all perfectly normal.
"When they are nonrepairable, when they have been pruned beyond repair, we will ask them to be replaced," Johnson said. "We do that for a number of reasons but mainly because they are going to come back unhealthy and create a dangerous situation down the road."
Ah yes, they just care so much about the trees. I'm sure it has nothing to do with raising revenue for a bankrupt government which constantly spends more than it can steal.

I suppose they should consider themselves lucky they didn't try anything truly criminal, like *gasp* raising bunny rabbits. Then their fine would be $4,000,000.

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Posted: May 29 2011, 2:23 AM

Everyone knew that they'd find a way to tax churches sooner or later.

I was thinking, that if town is bankrupt, maybe they should fire their arborist/pruning-Nazi. Stupid me for not thinking clearly.... for I doubt Johnson even holds the knowledge to assess, what would make a tree come back as "unhealthy."

In California we're required to obtain a "pruning permit." If your trees become overgrown, to the point that they interfere with powerlines, or roads, and you cannot afford a permit - the government sends their pruning-union-tax-feeders to do the job and you're forced to pay regardless.
Where the f_ck is the Sierra Club on this one?
The point: plant lots of trees, so the government can tax the hell out you for doing so.

Posted: May 29 2011, 9:17 AM

174252 This is the same tyrannical control that our founding fathers were trying to get away from.

Posted: May 30 2011, 10:31 AM

71114 I'm mad as hell about this yet people just stand by and think "Oh, its the government. We have to put up with it."

With The Constitution in the toilet or at the very least being used to wipe the backside of our usurper in chief, won't anyone stand up to this assinine bullshit?

I'll tell you who will stand up: NOBODY. Everybody in this country wants their own form of tyranny. The Sierra Club wants their form of tyranny. The Anti-Gun crowd want their form of tyranny. Nobody wants freedom, they just want what they want.

This is why this country can't be fixed. There is no hope of ever reconstituting what we have because people can only think of themselves. Enlightened self interest is dead. Everything is entitlement or apathy.

Your best bet is to find a quiet corner of this country to live out your life in as much peace as possible. Montana, Wyoming, Utah? One of those. Let things go the way of the Roman Empire and watch it from afar and pray that you never trip their radar.

Give it up. Check out. Its a lost cause.

Posted: May 30 2011, 1:50 PM

72223 Everything Is Beautiful

In Its Own Way

Posted: May 30 2011, 3:06 PM

@ 71114, apathy = more control. What we need is disillusionment.

Both Montana and Wyoming, have large populations of Nationalists. Utah has a large Mormon Nationalists population.

The Roman Empire was taken by the Christians as well. The only escape to be found, is via the mind control media, or drugs.

Posted: Jun 04 2011, 2:37 AM

9793 What is the fine for mowing your grass too short?
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