Posted by Katrael
I haven’t posted anything in while and I feel like I’m breaking the law or something? I’ve been busy with various projects and I’ve been caught up in making comments and replies to an online newsletter I get. Sometimes I don’t want to comment but I can’t seem to help myself. It all seems so addicting?
So what’s going on? I’ve been clearing land that has been neglected for several years. Doing so creates piles of brush that I’ve been burning along so as not to get to large a pile. But now comes the difficult part: the burn ban. Yes it’s summer and the area has been suffering under drought which makes it dangerous to burn in the open. I admit this but anyone can use some of their native intteligence to determine if it’s safe or not to burn. Now you have to get a permit to burn anything…not!
I called the local forestry agency about a burn permit and the man that answered seemed friendly enough. He told me right away that he could help me with that. He asked me what county, I told him, he said wait a minute, I waited then he came back in a few seconds and told me no permits to burn are allowed. I told him it was only a small pile of brush and it had been raining and everything was soaked so there was no danger of a forest fire. He said he understood but the ban goes from July to October no exception. This irritated me and I asked why? He told me the EPA was the agency that enforced the burn ban and they don’t allow any exceptions.
This only shows that freedom doesn’t exist in this nation anymore. Some of you might be tempted to ask , “you’re only now realizing this?” No, I’ve known it for a long time. Others might be tempted to say, “the government has the right to protect the people from the actions of others and this regulation is a good thing.” Which my reply would be “hogwash!”
My initial reaction was to burn the pile anyway and take the chance of being caught. This would be my right granted to me by YHWH. Then I decided that to do so would be foolish. Your king has the power to enforce any edict he desires whether it is just or not. A person has to decide if his cause is just enough to justify the ordeal that would follow breaking that edict? I don’t believe that in this case it would be. So, I’ll pick another cause to fight for. There will be plenty of causes in the future because your king is going to try to enslave all of us and try to force us to accept his mark. Then it’ll be time to die.
Until then: Be well an prosper.