Finding a place to call your own is the dream of nearly every free individual in the world. In America, very few people think this would be a problem as this is the land of the free.
Unfortunately, our freedom is only mentioned in the campaign speeches of politicians and rarely put into practice. In the case of a former Marine, who only wanted to have an off the grid home of is own, town officials are very quick to interject their own plans.
Off the grid living is what this former military man wants his life to be but the government is trying to get him off his own land. He lives outside Huntsville Alabama , which is primarily in Madison County, and he lives completely off his land. He has no electricity, no running water (other than his rain collecting cistern), and all he wants is to be left alone and to be as free as you can be on his 2 acres of land. The government wants to arrest him and his girlfriend because he will not get utilities hooked up at his home and Tyler says he should not have to pay for these things if he does not want them, or does not need them.
This is an appalling case of government regulation gone amuck. Essentially, because Tyler did not get permits in order to install features like plumbing and power lines, features that Tyler does not have or want, his manufactured home is against city ordinances. Despite the charges against him, Tyler vows not to leave, nor should he have to.
For more information on this case, head over to Universal Free Press.
I don’t see it as stealing. I see it as road building and maintance, paying school teachers so we don’t have an illiterate country, and maintaining school buildings and building more for our ever growing population. If that makes them stealing then I’m stealing as well. I’ve been collecting 16,000 plus medical every year for 22 years for my retirement from the military. Living off grid doesn’t exempt me from helping to further society but it is cheaper. The county drove a huge pipe into a hillside that goes into a natural underground spring. Hundreds of people out here get their water from there, no charge, including me.
We are connected to the grid we pay the base fee for electricity $35 month……. they stay off our back
Road building is covered by taxes placed on gas at the pump. Teachers can be privately paid easily enough, and k-12 can be done through homeschooling for the price of internet. In spite of the increased funding to schools since the 90’s, a drop in grades and literacy is there. The “charge” for water is more than likely an overall coverage of utilities from the county.
Les, you’re just too deep into Cognitive Dissonance than you think… taxes don’t do$#%&!@*hence 20+ trillion in debt and the crumbling of our infrastructure let alone our education is falling… wake up dude and unIndoctrinate yourself, you’ve been dooped. Research is bliss, soooooooo!!
I’m so dooped, I’m the only one in this conversation that’s living off grid. I’m so dooped, that less than 1/2 of my income is taxed by the stated or Feds at this time and I’ll get most of that back. What you need to do is keep bitching and complaining about everything so that it continues to cloud your vision and not allow you to see your way out of wherever it is that has you captive. I say this as I look out the windows of our cabin and see only trees. Earlier on my walk fresh deer prints in the ground. I know where the wild boar are incase we run out of bacon and the wild Turkey are everywhere. By the way, all this food is in the National forest that my property connects to. So to me, a couple hundred a year in taxes is a small price to pay for what I have. You like so many others want stuff handed to you so you can have it right now. We worked 45 years to enjoy this freedom that we have. Civilized society costs money. And since governments of nations produce no income of it’s own, it has to come from the working people of that nation. You can always quit your job. You’d be homeless and probably die an early death, but you wouldn’t have to pay taxes. Oh yeah, I forgot. In the last 22 years I’ve collected about 350,000 plus medical from being retired from the military. Thanks for paying your taxes.
The comments on this page says it all. Pay some taxes or move to Mexico.