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Woman’s Survival Garden Seized and Destroyed by Authorities

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Out of control government !!

Robert Richardson Homestead, Sustainable Living Blog 361

A woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma is suing the city’s code enforcement teams after they illegally cut down her entire survival garden. Denise Morrison, who started the garden after becoming unemployed, had over 100 medicinal and edible plants in her front and back yard.

She told local Tulsa reporters that she started her garden after becoming unemployed as a way to feed herself and treat a variety of medical issues. Instead of relying on government handouts, this woman took matters into her own hands and decided to become self-sufficient. She filled her yard with things like fruit trees, berries, nut trees, and a wide variety of edible and medicinal herbs. She used these herbs to treat her diabetes, high-blood pressure, and arthritis.

Is the Self-Reliant Lifestyle Now a Crime in America?
All her hard work ended when the local code enforcement team showed up to her house and forcibly removed her entire survival garden. Morrison says that she tried to explain how everything in her yard followed the local code enforcement rules. You see, she had problems with these people in the past and this time she was determined to do things by the book.

She obtained the local ordinances and followed every rule to the tee. She made sure that everything in her garden had a purpose, and that her garden looked its best at all times. Local ordinances stated that no plant could be over 12-inches tall unless they were being used for human consumption.

Morrison made sure every plant in her garden could be eaten, but that didn’t matter to the city. They could care less about what the law actually said; they were determined to take out her garden. “Every word out of their mouth was, ‘we don’t care’,” Morrison said.

Over 100 plant varieties were removed by the code enforcement team, leaving her with no way to feed or medicate herself. They took almost everything, including a number of her fruit and nut trees. She told local reporters in Tulsa, “I came back three days later, sat in my driveway, cried and left.”

Government Crack Down on Liberty
While this case is extremely sad, it’s also becoming more and more common throughout the country. From “nuisance abatement teams” that have been forcing Off-Griders in California to hook back into the grid, to the heartbreaking story of Andrew Wordes who took his life after code enforcement teams seized his home, this country is making it harder and harder for self-reliant people to live on their own land.

While some dismiss these cases as localized issues, I believe they’re part of a larger movement to control anyone who dares to live a self-reliant lifestyle. I think evidence of this can be seen in the federal government’s attempts to regulate small farms out of existence, their use of the EPA to seize private land, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security’s Green Police Force, their attempts to seize control of the Great Lakes, oceans, and waterways, and their use of organizations like The National League of Cities to take control of local governments.

Source: https://offgridsurvival.com/survivalgardenseizedanddestroyed/
 

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You live in a city, you pay the price. Cities are socialist havens by default. There is virtually NO freedom living in a city bound by literally thousands of special rules that you MUST follow (unless you know someone) called laws (they're for the children you know)
 

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One of the reasons I bought my lake house two hours away was the ability to grow vegetables, herbs and have a clothesline. Seriously. No clothesline allowed by the HOA. Gardens must be in containers and look "pretty". Seven more years and this place is paid for, sold and we are up north permanently.
 

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We are 24 miles to the grocery store, just right !!
We have the best neighbors, deer, elk, geese, ducks.......... & our ugly green house is unmolested by the cops !!
 

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Homeowners Association. They are usually tax exempt, collect dues from members and use said dues for future repair and replacement as well as maintenance of common areas in a housing development.
 

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Homeowners Association. They are usually tax exempt, collect dues from members and use said dues for future repair and replacement as well as maintenance of common areas in a housing development.
Don't forget about the "enforces nit-picky rulz" part of HOA's.
...but was this a case of an HOA gone nutz? I thought it was city ordinances that were used against her?
 

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Homeowners Association. They are usually tax exempt, collect dues from members and use said dues for future repair and replacement as well as maintenance of common areas in a housing development.
And the monthly dues rarely go down, but consistently increase.
 

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Don't forget about the "enforces nit-picky rulz" part of HOA's.
...but was this a case of an HOA gone nutz? I thought it was city ordinances that were used against her?
Our HOA starts with city ordinances and adds on. We are on the board to keep them honest. I analyse the finanancials, hubby surveys the neighbors. One cost increase in ten years.
 

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What the hell is a HOA?
It's like the Mafia. You do what they say, or else... There are differences, though. Instead of corrupt cops enforcing the Mafia rules, the HOA has everything "strictly legal". Instead of a patriarchal hierarchy of power, the power is assumed by your Nazi neighbors. In principle, a HOA is a contract between homeowners for the purpose of keeping a good neighborhood. In practice, it is a legal venue for assholes to assert control over their neighbors.
 

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Everybody wants to control the other guy's property but doesn't want the other guy to control theirs. It is an endless nightmare.

We had a chief of police that started writing tickets and fines for little bullshit on people's property, driving people crazy [not me, I did not have a problem, but I read about it in the local rag].

He was "cleaning up the town". lol

Then the local rag sent a photographer to his home and they took pictures of all the violations he had in his own yard, many he had fined taxpayers for.
He shut up pretty quick, stopped what he was doing, and was thrown out of office first chance.