When Joel Salatin wrote that Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal, it opened a lot of eyes. Who would have guessed that raising his own meat would turn out to be a big bad no-no as far as the government is concerned? Who imagined before Mr. Salatin’s revelations that Big Brother wants us to eat processed meat-like substances instead of pasture-fed animals? Who was crazy enough to think that sharing homegrown and home-cooked jams and jellies would get us thrown into the slammer?
Certainly not Steve Miller, the Georgia man who is facing $5000 in fines for — get this– growing a vegetable garden. I’m not making this up. DeKalb County has come down on the man for growing too many vegetables. He’s got moral support from Besha Rodell and other neighbors who enjoyed the fruits and vegetables of his labor, but apparently his local government finds self-sufficiency and real food to be a threat.
A threat to what, one must ask? I dunno. Maybe they are heavily invested in the Soylent Green factory?
Related post: It’s also illegal to grow your own in Michigan