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Are you up on your government statutes?

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Some estimates have it that, under the auspices of various departments, the government publishes 200 new pages of rules, regulations, and proposals every day. This might be the clearest measure of incremental intrusion into your life by elected representatives. Ever wonder exactly which rights you are losing to out-of-control regulation?

We don’t suggest anyone waste valuable hours of their precious time on earth to actually read the federal statute book but at least be aware (to paraphrase the X-files) that “the proof is out there” of the daily de-valuation of the Constitution.

Exactly which individual rights are swirling down the drain? Think you have the right to use your land as you see fit? Not so fast. If a government inspector discovers a wet spot, a weird mouse, or funny-looking owl on your land, you can bet any agricultural use of it will come to a screeching halt. Zoning laws, city planning commissions, forfeiture laws, and government redevelopment projects all put your rights at risk. And don’t try to cram too many people in the house, park a dead car near the street, or let the grass grow back to a wilderness condition – completely unacceptable to the powers-that-be.

Do you have the right to the money that you earned sitting quietly in your bank account? Maybe, unless an IRS agent decides you dodged paying taxes and, suddenly, it’s Bizarro World where you’re guilty until proven innocent.

Now we’re not saying the government is hell-bent on dictatorial control – well, actually we are. They’ve proven it time and again. But it’s always the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) Effect. Maybe you haven’t noticed it yet because they haven’t come for you yet. But there is one thing you can be sure of…

One day they will.

The Holistic Survival Team