Still Think You Don’t Live In a Tyranny?
Bill Quick

Armed Government Teams Target Los Angeles County Individuals Who Grow Their Own Food, Produce Their Own Electricity – Freedom Outpost | Freedom Outpost

Code enforcement agents for the county showed up in droves. But they didn’t come alone. Along with them came heavily armed “Nuisance Abatement Teams” who raided the homes and land of these peaceful residents as they would those of a terrorist.

(Pictured: Armored Nuisance Abatement Team – similar vehicles are in use across the United States)

(Pictured: Armored Nuisance Abatement Team – similar vehicles are in use across the United States)

The collection of rugged individualists who [want to live here] are being chased away.

Last year the county began performing unannounced inspections on his property.

Gallow says he cooperated with the county – clearing brush, then moving his shed, then getting rid of his motor home.

Finally, the county made a demand that shocked him.

“They told me… you have to get off the property. I said get off the property?’ They said ‘yeah, you can’t live here.’ ”

Gallow says county officials told him that neighbors, whom they would not identify, had complained about unsightly structures on his property.

He could keep his land, they told him, but would not be allowed to live on it.

“I said, for what? My closest neighbor is half a mile away. We’re not living in Beverly Hills here, this is my home. All of sudden you got police at my front door – bullet proof vests, guns, and then they surrounded the place. Everything I worked for was just melting away from me.”

“I don’t know where I’m going to go.”

Mr. Gallow is not alone. County enforcement officials with militarized Nuisance Abatement Teams in tow have made similar threats to other residents, ordering them to destroy everything on their properties and to get off their own land.

We are constantly instructed that California is a harbinger of the national future.  One of my biggest worries is that they may be right.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

Comments

Still Think You Don’t Live In a Tyranny? — 2 Comments

  1. moderate this if you think it needs doing, Bill.

    I’m thinkin’ that a .50APIT would probably punch through that tin can as if it were a tin can…
    These closet tyrannists are going to keep pushing people until one day they push the wrong person. As the saying goes, “When ya ain’t got nuttin’ ta lose, ya ain’t got nuttin’ ta lose.

    moderate this if you think it needs doing, Bill.

  2. Jesus, that story certainly qualifies as an advanced tyranny.
    Thankfully, it will be a long time before that local tyranny arrives in my worlds.
    But the tyranny of the federal government in local affairs is still extraordinary, here. Army corp permits, wetlands rules, roadless rules, refusal to allow roads that are needed for health and safety reasons, forced discrimination based on race, etc.