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Property Rights Bill Introduced After Va. Woman Threatened with Fines for Kids' Birthday Party -

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Farmers gather at a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting in Fauquier County Virginia to hold a "Pitchfork Protest" in support of Liberty Farms owner Martha Boneta.

"Local officials who abuse zoning authority powers to cower citizens into submission and deprive land owners of Constitutional rights in the enjoyment of their land must be subject to fines and actual damages they cause including attorney fees," Delegate Bob Marshall noted in support of his HB 1219 recently introduced in the Virginia General Assembly.

Marshall introduced his bill in direct response to incidents precipitated by county officials who threatened Virginia citizen farmer Martha Boneta. Boneta gained national attention after she was cited and threatened with $5,000 per-day fines for hosting such 'menacing activities' as a birthday party for eight 10-year old girls without a permit and advertising pumpkin carvings. Virginians rallied at two "pitchfork protests" in support of Boneta.

Marshall said, "I am convinced this harassment will continue until local officials realize they can be held liable in the form of fines and other costs." H.B. 1219 provides that local governments violating constitutional rights through zoning shall pay their victims (1) the amount of the fines they sought to impose, and (2) actual damages including attorney fees. Local government officials who intentionally violate this law would also be liable.
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Pitchfork-wielding Virginia farmers rally against birthday party fine

Pitchfork-wielding Virginia farmers rallied to support a woman who claims local officials came down on her for, among other things, hosting a children's birthday party on her spread.

Martha Boneta, owner of Liberty Farms in the northern village of Paris, was threatened with nearly $5,000 in fines for selling produce and crafts and throwing unlicensed events, including a birthday party for her best friend's child. She told FoxNews.com she wasn't doing anything farmers haven't done for generations, and at a recent zoning board meeting, her agrarian friends literally showed up with pitchforks to express their support.

“It’s rather odd that I’m the only farmer in the county having these issues,” Boneta said. “It’s customary to do these things. It’s done through on farms throughout Virginia to help farming and agriculture.”
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I live in Southern CA and i

I live in Southern CA and i got a letter from the city about a tractor tire in my driveway. Telling me that I face $50 a day in fines and possible criminal action if the tire wasn't removed in 7 days from date of notice. I called the city and explained to them I use it as workout equipment and that they can go fuck themselves, its my property and as long as I'm not harming anyone ill put whatever i want in my driveway. they dropped my case that day :)

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You've got to be kidding me.

You've got to be kidding me.

[...] she was cited and threatened with $5,000 per-day fines for hosting such 'menacing activities' as a birthday party for eight 10-year old girls without a permit and advertising pumpkin carvings [...]

WTF.

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html#SECTION_G068

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

El Dorado Co. California Republic

has a Right to Farm law.

lol

"Aye"!

Well, Virginia it seems is

Well, Virginia it seems is ahead in some cases. Overall, its a mixed bag here.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Nice precedent! This law should be on the books in towns across

America: "H.B. 1219 provides that local governments violating constitutional rights through zoning shall pay their victims (1) the amount of the fines they sought to impose, and (2) actual damages including attorney fees. Local government officials who intentionally violate this law would also be liable."

Had there been such a law in Roswell, Georgia, maybe Andrew "the chicken man" Wordes would still be alive. Living in a town that wanted his property (in line with its ICLEI "green plan" for the future), it appears he was literally harassed to death. In the end, during a raid on his property, he committed suicide. He was 53 years old: keep that in mind when you see his picture:

~ Andrew Wordes BEFORE harassment
http://www.cancertruth.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Wordes...
~ Andrew Wordes AFTER harassment (incl. prison time)
http://clatl.com/imager/andrew-wordes-aka-chicken-man/b/orig...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Best dam

news all year !

Just Private Property Rights

and no monopoly on the judicial system = true free market and society. But of course one would have to study liberty to understand this.