ROWLETT, TEXAS – On the day after Christmas last year, parts of a community were visited by one of mother nature’s most deadly spawns, as a tornado ravaged through neighborhoods and razed homes.
Most of the twisting storm victims are still trying to regain what they once had, and after months in hotels and or staying with friends and family members they are slowly moving back in. Kelsey Jirik, a homeowner that hasn’t stayed in her home since the tragic event returned to see a “warning” from her city. Jirik said of the sign in her yard, “It says violation, but then, in Sharpie they’ve written ‘just a warning,'” she said. “It’s basically saying that the weeds and grass on the premises are taller than 12 inches.”
The government is also dictating, that if the private property owners do not get their grass cut within a week, the tax-payer funded city will charge a fine and send out their own crews to trespass and make the lawns more palatable while a partially destroyed house still stands in disrepair. The yards are littered with stones, glass, and other debris which makes it hazardous to the lawn mowers and the people or things in the vicinity.
Keeping the city beautiful with these small government services will come at a price, even after they’ve been doling out property taxes all year. Not a very warm welcome for these unfortunate people who were in the tornado’s path.
Jirik said “Basically everything just kind of like caved in on itself. I’m more concerned about getting my sidewalk repaired, getting my sidewalk rebuilt, and making sure that I’m passing all my permits and inspections. The last thing on my mind is, ‘I need to go mow my lawn that may or may not break my lawn mower.'”
Maria Martinez the community services manager for the city tries to soften the authoritarian action by saying, “We’re advocates for the community not trying to get anybody down.”
Martinez also stated that if a sign was staked in the your yard and that you’re still trying to recover, then stop what you are doing and call the city and ask them pretty please with sugar on top to call off the hounds. She concluded that the concern is to find out which private property owners are not cleaning up their properties and to make sure they do.
Once again the big black boots of local governments are stomping around where their not wanted. This would be a great opportunity to utilize some Voluntaryism and just request some help from fellow humans who would be glad to lend a helping hand. Replace the ridiculous warning signs with a call to action. Donations poured in from all over after this disaster and it can easily happen again in the form of labor. While we did our 3rd annual “Feed the Need” around the same time in Dallas, we talked to a guy who was delivering multiple trailer loads of extra goods to give to the homeless and that they had a warehouse full of donations from all around the country. The ‘what comes around goes around’ philosophy exists within the people but not in the money driven local governments. The power of the people can be revealed in these instances, which will again expose the government as an unnecessary entity.
By Andre’ Gabriel Esparza – DontComply.com
A Pro Liberty, Pro Freedom, Human Rights Activist, very involved in a wide variety of Activism and Exposing the Truth at all costs.
Heartless bastards. Let them pick up the peaces first damn.
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