We all know about our “bill of rights”, but one that gets little attention is the 4th amendment, which says we will be “secure” in our “persons, houses, papers, and effects”. Over time, we have decided, as a people, that we can and should control what our neighbors can do with their property through zoning and “regulation”. The result is that today, there is very little that you can do with your property without the interference of government. Especially if you run a business – even from your home – the law is there to shut you down if anyone complains.
Is that the freedom we all believe we should enjoy? Should we be able to grow tomatoes in our own yard? Have a birthday party? Do consulting work from home?
The video below tells the story of one woman’s fight to farm – on her farm.