…Sometimes I really just want to crawl off into my DreamCave and never return to this insane society. My brain keeps repeating the words but the full meaning isn’t quite being comprehended…
“We live in a world where we penalize people who help themselves or help others.”
And no matter how many stories I see that bend my mind and twist reality into something I can no longer recognize, I still find that I am sometimes stunned at how absurd and outrageous government intrusion into every single aspect of our lives has become.
Maybe if I just repeat it to myself a few (hundred) more times my poor, muddled brain will finally come to understand that YES, I really do live in a country that does not allow citizens and communities to decide for themselves how best to care for themselves and for each other…
Fox News – A Pennsylvania woman who offers free lunch every day to low-income children in her neighborhood faces a $600-a-day fine next summer if she continues because she did not clear the food giveaway with township officials.
Angela Prattis donates her time to distribute the meals — supplied by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — and adheres to strict paperwork, like filling out weekly reports and being visited bi-weekly from a state worker, MyFoxPhilly.com reports.
Chester Township, which has a per capita income of $19,000 a year, says Prattis lives in a residential zone, hence handing out food to children is not allowed. The township says she needs to go before a zoning board to ask for a variance, which would cost her up to $1,000 in administrative fees.