Thursday, March 04, 2010
"The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” HEINLEIN
Flash: a local radio station aired the silliness, and the City Attorney of Orange has dismissed the suit, and there is embarrassment all around. A local city councilman is on the radio now saying he hadn't known a thing about this until the brouhaha erupted.I commented
It seems to me that the City of Orange must have more employees than it needs if it has enough attorneys to take a householder to court for not having enough grass on his lawn.
reminds me of one of Heinlein's remarks:I have highlighted Heinlein's words because anything he said is worth it & my last sentence because I think this explains that the nanny state is not produced so much out of wickedness as being an inevitable result of state parasitism when the state is not rigorously pruned. It also allowed me to get in a good word for just about everybody not part of the statist establishment.
“Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.”
The worse thing is that with government taking so much of the economy there is a very strong incentive to find things to dictate & thus provide "gainful employment" to so many people. In previous ages the state controlled things people really cared about - mainly religious - but almost everything regulated now is trivial & obviously pointless except for giving government employees a reason to be paid.
I see a lot of people like this who find me wholly inexplicable.