…if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? – Thomas Jefferson
Not exactly “the blood of patriots & tyrants,” but I like the cut of this man’s jib:
GREENWOOD, Ind. (Mar. 2, 2016)– Greenwood councilors will hold a public hearing Wednesday evening to hear about a property rights issue after a resident decided to hang his utility trailer from a tree to make a point.
Claude Tate suspended his trailer from a tree in his front yard to express his frustration with a City ordinance.
Last year, he received a notice from the City telling him he was violating an ordinance by parking his trailer in his yard. That ordinance prohibits residents from parking trailers or RVs on top of grass.
“The City can tell you what you can and can’t have in your yard,” said Tate. “I find that outrageous and oppressive!”
Instead, Tate was told he’d have to put pavement down if he wanted to park in his backyard; a task that would cost hundreds of dollars out of pocket.
So he hung up his trailer just high enough above the grass to make a point.
“What you do in your backyard oughta be your own business.”