One of the most frightening trends in American law is using government regulations to nullify our fundamental rights, especially those found in the First Amendment. The most prevalnent tactic is campus speech codes. We’ve seen it with zoning ordinances. A Bible study group meets in homes and zoning regulations claim that the meetings can’t take place anymore.
A California family was fined for holding weekly Bible studies in their home because the meetings were said to violate the city’s zoning regulations.
The city of San Juan Capistrano eventually changed the law after a lot of bad publicity when the story went national.
Beware if you have a temporary pond on your property. Bureaucrats want to regulate them.
At issue is a proposed rule from the federal Environmental Protection Agency that would become part of the federal Clean Water Act.
[Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey] told [an] audience the rule would give the EPA authority to regulate ‘virtually all outdoor water,’ and would surely result in new permit requirements and regulations for land owners.’”
How about posting a sign on your own property? Beware…
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