Man Harassed and Fined for Planting Vegetables in His Own Yard

garden-940x529By Lily Dane

A family in Sugar Creek, Missouri grew the beautiful vegetable garden in the photo above.

They’ve been given four days to tear out the entire garden or face a fine.

Why? Because it is in their front yard, and city officials and a few neighbors don’t like it.

Nathan Athans said he planted the garden in his front yard because it gets optimal sunlight. His backyard only gets sunshine for about two hours per day, and only in certain areas.

Athans told KSHB that he grows several different types of vegetables on his lawn and loves tending to his garden.

I’d probably say about 300 hours [so far this year], I spend all my free time out here.

I want my family to know where their food is coming from, I don’t want to have to go to the grocery store and worry about what was done to that food.

Last summer, the city cited Athans for weeds in his garden, and he complied with the order to clean things up, and paid the fine.

But now, the city has passed a shiny new ordinance – one that Athans believes is part of a witch hunt against him.

The family started an online petition, which explains why they feel targeted:

The city of Sugar Creek, Missouri passed an ordinance two days ago on March 28th, forbidding front yard gardens to grow food, within the first 30 feet of front yard space from the street. Mayor Matt Mallinson both passed and approved this ordinance. They gave us until April 1st to comply. We are the only house in the city with a front yard garden, and just happen to be exactly within those first 30 feet. They have been targeting us since we moved in last year, because we grew a garden in the front yard.

The city’s building official, Paul Loving, told KSHB that city received many complaints and that the ordinance is their solution.

The petition goes on to explain the reasons the garden is so important to Athans and his family:

We believe in sustainability, growing our food locally without pesticides and excessive fertilizer use, reducing our need for fossil fuels to import produce from other countries, countries that have little or no regulations on pesticide use. Sugar Creek is also prone to flooding, as it is located next to the Missouri River, so using our yard for growing plants instead of grass is beneficial because our garden takes in water as well as holding the soil together to prevent erosion, all while filtering out pollutants. It has helped our basement not flood during storms, prevented storm water runoff pollution, reduced fossil fuel use, helped us eat healthier, and prevented us from consuming pesticides and GMOs.

Unfortunately, Athans isn’t the first to be subjected to harassment over growing his own food. People have been charged with crimes, threatened with jail time, and had their property destroyed for growing gardens in their own yards.

Remember, in the US, you never truly own anything.

Lily Dane is a staff writer for The Daily Sheeple. Her goal is to help people to “Wake the Flock Up!”

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91 Comments on "Man Harassed and Fined for Planting Vegetables in His Own Yard"

  1. Deuteronomy chapter 28. That’s us, by the way. America is under those very same curses as ancient Israel got because the causes of those curses are same. How does that apply to this article, in particular? Deuteronomy 28:31 If you have eyes to see and ears to hear, now would be a great time to use them.

    Think that is bad? Wait until Deuteronomy 28:54-58 happens.

    • “….54 – So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children….”

      AAAHHH….. this is what you want. You want this come to pass….. It will not. Nothing will come to pass what is written in this book of lies.

      “….58 – If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD….”

      Right, YOU SHOULD FEAR !!!!
      This is what this book of lies want for you : FEAR
      It’s very easy to control fearful people and extract their wealth by “taxation”.

      Through the Jesus character the rulers are talking to YOU (them) :

      He answered, To you [the rulers] it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven [Cosmos], but to them [YOU] it has not been given. The reason I speak to them [YOU] in parables is that “seeing they [YOU] do not perceive, and hearing they [YOU] do not listen, nor do they [YOU] understand.” – Matthew 13:11,13

      • You’re spun out, Croc-of-it. 100% of what you posted is false. Why do you want to serve as a deceiving spirit to others?

        • I quoted strait of the book of lies you so admire, Pyra.

          Why are you lying and trying to twist what is written there ?
          Are you one of those lying Christians ?

          Why don’t you just quote ?
          Those lies will speek by themselves then, and you don’t need to twist.

      • Croc o dile – YOU have hit the nail on the head – you have not been given the ability to discern the truth – and THIS is because of your proudness.

        The FEAR of the lord is the beginning of wisdom – so this must be why you have no wisdom.

        God is kind and loving and wants everyone to repent and be saved – He does not want anyone to be lost. But you o croc are managing to be lost very successfully.

        Few rulers and powerful and rich people are saved so you have got this topsy turvy.

        All that is written by the prophets will come to pass

  2. Aborting 50 million babies is ok but we cant have these evil veggies – people might be healthy.

    America must be the most crazily governed country in the world ” woe to them that make unjust laws “

    • You cannot abort a baby, as a baby is a separate individual, separated from the mother’s body by birth. Fetuses are no more babies than babies are fetuses, no more than an acorn seed is an oak tree. Please consult a medical textbook and learn the difference. A fetus is part of a woman’s body and under libertarian principles, is under the rightful control of the woman. A baby is a separate individual and by this virtue, assumes the rights of an individual. When did live begin? About 4 billion years ago!

      If you want to come to the aid of children, support efforts to restore medical, food, and educational programs for the poor, cut by those who stand up for the rights of the fetus but have no problem cutting back for actual children.

      Front yard gardens are a great idea….linked to the hate speech (inciting violence) of abortion as murder…..a terrible idea.

      • The usual guff from ruff . A fetus is a person who can smile and hear and can feel pain – especially the pain of the scalpel . The fetus has a soul given by God at conception which will live eternally .

        Even the basest of animals take care of their young – even a crocodile but not Dale the resident troll . Even your mum did not abort you .

        • Perhaps his mother should have had an abortion?

          • dale ruff | April 3, 2016 at 8:11 am |

            Don’t be ugly, Doug. Perhaps those who make ugly comments should have been aborted?

          • Approving any kind of abortion is an “ugly” opinion . Babies aborted and used for make up ??? I mean what kind of person would convince a woman to do this with meaningless clever talk like “its your body so you can lacerate the defenseless baby
            inside of you even though the baby did not ask to be born.

            When a woman does this she will be badly damaged for the rest of her life – are you going to make them feel alright Mr Duff with your wonderful counseling ?

          • “Perhaps his mother should have had an abortion?” is an obvious passive aggressive question and it is ugly and you know it.

            Babies are born individuals, not fetuses. If you believe a fetus is an individual baby, you also believe a baby is a fetus. Even you know that is absurd. Your views only makes things worse.

            “…collagen in skincare creams comes from chicken feet and ground-up animal horns.”

            You have no evidence for your claims but they supply you with enough fake outrage.

            Women who choose to plan their families, including abortions, do so for the sake of their children, since most who have abortions already have abortions and some are too young to have a family.

            You only make things worse with your judgements and lies.

            “In 2011, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
            (AMRC) in London reviewed all studies about
            the emotional effects of abortion that had been
            published in English between 1990 and 2011. Most
            of the studies in the AMRC’s rigorous, systematic
            review were conducted in the United States. From
            the evidence and limitations within this broad range
            of studies, researchers concluded that
            • Unwanted pregnancy increases a woman’s risk of
            problems with her mental health.
            • A woman with an unwanted pregnancy is as likely
            to have mental health problems from abortion as
            she is from giving birth.
            • A woman with a history of mental health problems
            before abortion is more likely to have mental health
            problems after abortion.
            • Circumstances, conditions, behaviors, and other
            factors associated with mental health problems are
            similar for women following abortion and women
            following childbirth.
            • Pressure from a partner to terminate a pregnancy,
            negative attitudes about abortion, and negative
            attitudes about a woman’s experience of abortion
            may increase a woman’s risk of mental health
            problems after abortion.”

            Negative attitudes about abortion increase the risk of mental health problems…..thanks to folks like you. Abortions (like dental work) is not fun but unwanted preganancies can cause a lifetime of suffering.

          • I sometimes your missing a hypocrisy chip – YOU recommend that women should get an abortion but when someones recommends that your mother should have aborted you say it is an ugly statement but it is OK for others .

            Babies are separate humans from the moment of conception . A fetus is a separate human being inside a mother’s womb. Calling an unborn baby a fetus does not give anyone the right to murder it.
            Planned parenthood sells the aborted baby stuff for different things as you well know – they are valuable commodities to these people with no conscience – they use the same wordplay as you around the invented fetus to somehow salve their conscience

            Since adopters are desperate for kids there is no problem at all if they dont want their baby. Your ” official” studies are garbage.

            One day you will stand before Jesus to account for every word you have spoken – especially for encouraging abortion

          • dale ruff | April 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm |

            Now you are lying. I did not recommend anyone get an abortion; I said it was the woman’s right to control her own body. When someone suggests I should have been aborted, that is an ugly comment, made worse by being passive-aggressive.

            My position is that no one has the right to tell a woman what to do with her own body, so you are lying about what I said and your defense of an ugly comment is also ugly.

            Jesus loves me because I follow his teachings not to judge and to live with compassion.

            Each year millions of children die of starvation: where are the adopters? Each year in the US, 130-150,000 children are adopted, far less than seek adoption.
            “There are over 120,000 orphans in America, while another 400,000 children live without permanent families (HHS; AFCARS).

            It is common for children in foster care to age out, leaving them with little financial or emotional support. 27,000 children age out of the system every year.”

            – See more at:

            Each year, there are about 1.2 million abortions; if abortion were illegal and all these births took place (of course, they would not there would still be abortions but illegal and dangerous), there would then be about over 1.5 milliion children without permanent families.

            Lies to support anti-abortion abound. The best weapon against abortion of course is contraception and such institutions as Planned Parenthood, which most-anti-choice people want to get rid of.

            I continue to stand with Jesus who told us not to judge and to live with compassion. Nor did he want us to lie.

            Lies will not serve yiou

          • You are being disingenuous – you are a great defender of unborn baby murder – hiding under a bushel . I think if you recommend abortion by ignoring the pain and screams of the baby (the silent scream its called) and salving your conscience by giving the baby the name of “fetus” (as if that would somehow reduce the crime) you are an abortionist.

            Allowing the killing of the unborn baby is not following Jesus in the slightest.- Jesus created that baby before the world began. It was the great sin of the Canaanites
            to abort their babies in the High Groves …….

            Using a false argument – babies die of starvation etc means we can kill more by abortion must be one of the most absurd justification for killing I have heard.
            Adopters want “new ” babies – not starving children in africa.
            Aging out ? Is not a reason to abort a baby – for pete’s sake .
            Jesus wants us to judge with righteous judgement – so you are wrong again.

            A baby is not a bad thing – the lack of a birth rate of a certain magnitude will destroy an economy.
            You support abortion therefore you are an abortionist.

          • dale ruff | April 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm |

            I do not affirm or oppose: I recognize that we all have the right to control our own bodies. Your baby = fetus equation is incorrect.

            You have ignored the evidence I provided disproving the lie that there are more adopters than kids needing adoption. I don’t care to waste time with liars.

            I support human rights. Your calling me an abortionist would be funny if it were’t a form of hate speech. No one is for killing babies but as I said a baby is not a fetus, nor a fetus a baby. A baby is an individual, not part of a woman’s body…but it’s waste to reason with you, for you are blinded by fake outrage and support your views with lies. Please leave me alone….life is short and I wish to spend it with rational people. Judge not lest ye be judged.

          • None of your evidence convinces me to break the commandment not to murder.
            And this especially applies to an defenceless baby . Who would justify killing the kids that cant be adopted .
            Since adopters want new babies there are plenty of them being killed. It is the authorities that put up all sorts of barriers to adoption. The baby has the “human” right of NOT being killed . A fetus is your name for an UNBORN human – to salve your conscience – but it wont work “on that day” and you know it.

            Judge not lest ye be judged ? You are about the greatest judger of others and me that I have come across .

            A baby is a human created by God at conception – known by God before the creation of the world

          • dale ruff | April 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm |

            You murder every day.

          • Dale “the judger of mankind” loses it again

          • dale ruff | April 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm |

            What did you have for dinner? I follow the commandment as a vegan. I do not see the fetus as a human being but as a part of a human being, who has rights. Judger? Judge not? Kill not?

            baby = fetus? I think not? No more than an acorn is an oak tree, a part of a woman’s body is an individual. Only individuals have rights

            fetus = individual. I think not.

            You murder every day. That is not a judgement but a fact. Now pleases go bother someone else with your dogma.

          • An acorn is not an oak tree, but the very second it sprouts and sticks its first leaf up in the air, it IS a tree. What did you think it was? A goldfish? Dale, if you’re going to try to argue, you really should go back to High School and learn all the stuff you slept through.

          • You just lost the argument, Dale. That is the most mindless comment I’ve read all week. Do you even know what “murder” is? I don’t think you do.

          • You may claim victory, my good doctor. Murder, as I am using it, is the slaughter of innocent creatures, ot embryos, not fetuses, but full blow individuals. Unless you are a vegan, you murder or pay to murder every day. Tho it is technically only slaughtering, since it is legal, it is not murder in the legalistic sense, but I am using it in the sense of killing an innocent creature which poses no harm to you.

            The argument of whether a baby is a fetus can be settled by consulting a medical text book. The argument that we have the right to control our bodies is a human rights issue, not a scientific one.

            Do you eat meat? Do you pay to have innocent creatures slaughtered? Do you follow the Commandment: Thou shalt not kill?
            It does not say (except all other creatures other than human, does it?)

            I follow the vegan way, refusing to murder innocent animals. A fetus is, however, not an animal but a part of another animal, which I believe has the right to control its own body. You may think a baby is a fetus but that does not it so.

          • What a load of contradictory nonsense. God gave us meat to eat and the commandment not to murder does not apply to animals but to humans and babies born or not born . We know this from reading the Bible.
            So you try to put your own thoughts as if they came from God – just like the devil.

            So you would not murder a sheep but it would be OK to abort a lamb inside a sheep – lol
            So you wont murder an innocent animal who is say 3 months old but you would murder an innocent baby in the womb at six months old by sticking it with a scalpel .

            You are beyond reasoning with on any subject but never repenting of baby murder is a serious salvation issue.

          • Again, a mother’s body is nt the same as the fetus’s body. The fetus has its own individual rights. The right not to be murdered, for example.

          • And there’s the flaw in your argument. A mother has the right to control her OWN body, but a fetus (developing baby) is NOT part of the mother’s body. The fetus (baby)’s body is a SEPARATE body. And it has its own rights, just like the mother. And ONE of those rights is the right NOT to be murdered. Chew on that, Dale!

          • ” a fetus ….. is NOT part of the mother’s body.” I think it is both physically and functionally. Do you think a baby is a fetus?

          • A human is conceived when the Ova are fertilised by sperm – God imparts the soul of that human which will live for eternity .
            Using the word “fetus” to justify murder wont wash you clean on your judgement.

            Supporting planned parenthood an organisation directly opposed to God’s will of
            the sanctity of life and going forth to multiply in order to fill the earth . You are directly opposed to God’s will – not a good position to be in

          • dale ruff | April 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm |

            Asserting an idea is not a fact; it is an assertion.
            “An embryo is a multicellular diploid eukaryote in an early stage of embryogenesis, or development. In general, in organisms that reproduce sexually, an embryo develops from a zygote, the single cell resulting from the fertilization of the female egg cell by the male sperm cell.”

            A human embryo is not an individual. Only individuals have rights. It might become one, but until it does, it is physically and functionally part of a woman’s body, and the rights belong to that individua.

            If God wants less abortions, She knows that no one prevents more than Planned Parenthood.

            If you believe in the sanctity of lie, why do you eat slaughter and innocent animals every day of your life? Answer my questions honestly and we can talk; otherwise, I am bored with your endless and prideful speaking for God. Nothing is less holy than presuming to speak for God.

            I did not invent the word embryo or fetus; they are scientific terms used to distinguish developing parts of a woman’s body from actual existing individuals. I am not justifying murder because you can only murder an individual, and an embryo is not either physically, functionally, or legally an individual, no matter how many times you insist a child is a fetus. It just aint so. I will take your “sanctity of life” seriously when you denouncing eating meat and wearing leather.

            I believe individuals, human and animal, have rights and I live by that concept, taught by Buddha and Jesus, of unlimited compassion. You do not. Or are you a vegan? You would have said so already, so everyday you slaughter (or pay someone, usually an undocumented immigrant) to do it for you, and then you slide that slaughtered innocent creature into our mouth, the same mouth you use to call women who get abortions “murderer” with.

          • God is male not a “she”. The unborn baby is a separate person from the mother.

            Why does inflicting unbearable pain upon a child in the womb seem to please you ?

            Planned parenthood carries out abortions and does not prevent them.

            God allows us to slaughter innocent animals and eat them.

            You speak for God all the time you insufferable hypocrite – except God never says what you say he says .

            I will not be judged for eating meat – Jesus ate meat and fish.

            But you will be judged for supporting the killing in agony of an unborn human being.

          • I urge you to support Planned Parenthood which does more than anyone to prevent abortions……

            Individuals have rights: a fetus is not an individual any more than an acorn is a oak tree. Individuals have separate, independent bodies; fetuses do not: babies are NOT fetuses, no matter how often you insist they are. So do something useful like adopting some children or helping to fund Planned Parenthood. Your uscientific dogma and called 50 million women a year murderers only causes more suffering without doing any good.

          • blackberry | April 4, 2016 at 11:22 am |

            Jesus does NOT stand with you dale ruff because you are a godless lying hypocrite.

            No woman has a right to murder the helpless unborn or contract a third party to murder. However a women does have the right to a miscarriage and the choice not to get pregnant.

            Jesus also talked against condemnation, not against lawful judgment. Obviously abortion is the condemnation/murder of the unborn. And your argument of the fetus is ridiculous because if you were aborted a week before you were born does that mean you weren’t a viable newborn?

      • When does life begin with a pregnant women? Whenever it seems convenient. It is just a lump of cells until then, not actual life. But if scientists discover a single living cell on another planet, they will scream that they have discovered life.

        • Life began billions of years ago and just won’t stop. Life, as such, does not have human rights; only humans do (actually, as a vegan, I believe all living creatures have rights but it’s not the law). So the question is not when does life begin, but when does a human individual (since rights are given not to “life” but to individual human beings) begin? And clearly, the individual begins at birth, when the separate and independent body emerges. Before that, the fetus is part of the body of the woman and is clearly not a separate and individual human being.

          If I were King, all animals would have the right to life, but for now, only human individuals are granted that right by law.

          • Where is your evidence that life began billions of years ago – where did it begin ?
            a muddy pool forming a 3 billion code of DNA and with a cell wall and about a trillion other processes ??????
            Were you around to see this fantastic fantasy miracle happen ??

            You better not fool with God’s will .

            Life begins at CONCEPTION a baby is clearly a separate human being which can smile , hear , see . be happy (John the Baptist leapt in his mother’s womb.)

            Psalm 139
            Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You. 13For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.…

            “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” New Living Translation

        • Thats so true but Dale is missing a chip for logic and one for hypocrisy

      • You’re arguing semantics about “babies” vs. “Fetuses.” They are actually one and the same, just in different stages of growth. A car up on the lift with its muffler off is still a car, even though you couldn’t drive it in that condition. When you murder a fetus, you’re also murdering the child it would be, then the teenager,then the adult, then the parent, then the Grandpartent. It’s all the same individual we’re talking about. And it’s all MURDER!

        • A baby is a fetus? I don’t think so. You cannot murder a fetus since abortion is legal. Murder is illegal killing. Yes, this is about semantics, which has to do with meanings. Reminder: a baby is not a fetus; it is an individual with rights. A fetus is NOT an individual as it is part of a woman’s body, which means the rights belong to the individual woman.

          It’s not murder tho you yell it to the rooftops. And you are not a doctor. If you were, you would not say a baby is a fetus, which is totally absurd.

          • If you murder a 6 month old fetus you say it is not murder but if you murder a 6 month premature baby it is murder – we will see how your argument for abortion stands up in your judgement day .

            A individual new person is born at conception and the woman’s duty to God is to take care of it – not to murder it – just like your mother decided to take care of you .

          • dale ruff | April 4, 2016 at 7:19 am |

            Jesus love me for living a life fighting for the poor, protesting war, comforting the prisoners, and using compassion in my treatment not only of other human beings but animals.

            Personhood is a legal concept, not a biological reality. In both biological and legal terms, an “individual new person” arrives at birth, not before. Calling the million women in the US who have abortions (and the 50 million worldwide each year) murderers only causes suffering. Jesus does NOT approve of judging or causing suffering.

            Women have the right to control their own bodies. Most women have abortions because they already have their hands full with other children and wish to give them the best possible care. Your ugly hatred of the 50 million who have abortions each year for the sake of their family’s welfare is very evil, and God will punish you for your lack of compassion and your incitements to violence.

      • If the “fetus” is part of the mother, why was Scott Peterson convicted of two murders for killing his pregnant wife?

    • A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots and Tyrants!

      If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      What a country! Now you can replace “idiots” with TYRANTS in this screed!

      How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

      This was borrowed from another blog, author unknown, please spread it far and wide!

    • You can’t grow your own veggies, but you can buy Marijuana on Sundays.

    • How did a discussion about your civil rights to use your property devolve into a discussion on abortion? Please stay on topic!

      • Read the posts and you will find out – who do you think you are – some sort of internet policeman with the same fr………ng mentality as the anti veggie police .

  3. More fallout from the constitutional framers rejection of Yahweh and as sovereign and His moral law as supreme:

    “[B]ecause they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1,7)

    For more, see online Chapter 4 “Legislative Usurpation” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my picture, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 4.

    Then, find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebr and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

    • Religions are the enemy of humanity. There will not be peace as long as religions are tolerated.

      • So you think Genghis Khan , Mao , Stalin , Pol Pot , Hitler brought peace ????

        • Do you think Islam, teaching to kill all infidels, ever will??

          • For sheer cruelty and endless misery and incredible numbers of killings for no reason Genghis , Mao , Stalin , Pol Pot win hands down – Hitler directly and indirectly was lower in numbers at around 50 million .
            Islam has been around 1300 years and I dont think can reach these numbers but may be close over the years but Christians have also gone against Jesus’s command not to plunder .
            It is not religion – that is only a cloak for the master manipulators who have always been around to steal lands , resources , enslave etc .

            “The whole world is under the power of the wicked one ” John the Apostle .

          • Yvonne Forsman | April 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm |

            Hey, I have never been religious, what ever apostle you want to believe in is your personal business, it totally doesn’t bother me. But does it bother me that 1.6 B Muslims believe in everything written in their Quaran, incl killing all infidels (me and my family), does that bother me? Yes, “a little…” (sarcasm). Angola has prohibited Islam and closed down all mosques. I wish all other countries would do the same. According to British police, mosques in England promote Jihad. According to a BBC Radio4 survey 2015, Muslims living in England supported the Paris massacre and support any and all assaults against Western interests. The Muslim occupation of Europe is organized by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Young Muslim men sexually assault Swedish teenage girls in public swimming pools and have therefore been ported. 2nd generation Muslim youth in Sweden burn down cars, also police cars, destroy ambulance vehicles, throw rocks at fire trucks and fire fighters and mug the elderly. Every time I read news on any of the online Swedish news papers they report about shootings, stabbings, deaths, gang violence, fires, robbery. Sweden used to be such a peaceful country, I studied, worked and lived there for 2 decades. Not anymore. But back to religions. Last year somebody told me on a social media to google history of Jihad. I did. You should too! Islam has been at war since its beginning! It will n-e-v-e-r stop! Unfortunately now they are exporting their lifestyle and mindset to Europe. *sigh*

          • Yes I agree these things are happening but it is controlled by a higher power – the money power of international bankers – read general Smedley Butler .

            To finance “Jihad” needs big money from the bankers who then cream off both sides in the conflict. They are letting the muslims in to create the future conflicts predicted
            by Albert Pike – it is deliberate – done by Satanic forces who secretly control governments . Plus “they” also want population reduction.
            Islam is a tool of these people . ISIS was created and financed by the western intelligence agencies. It is used like an attack dog .

          • Yvonne Forsman | April 3, 2016 at 2:12 pm |

            Saudi Arabia is supposedly financing the foreign mercenary fighters. ISIS also steals oil from Syria and sells to the son of the president of Turkey. The mercenaries, the Saudis, Turkey are all Muslims. I agree on the global depopulation agenda and the banksters = Rothschilds. The question is: what would these powers do if there was no Quran book, no teaching to kill all infidels, no Jihad, no Muslims? Would they come up with something like an invisible monster possessing ppl with big ears, so we need to get rid of ppl with big ears, or something like that? In the mean time, Monsanto and other chemical companies produce the toxic herbicide Glyphosate sprayed on GMO and non-GMO crops, leading not only to bad diseases such as cancer, but also to infertility and DNA changes across generations, showed in laboratory rats. In a few generations we won’t be able to reproduce. We won’t need Bill Gates Foundation to inject African women with tainted vaccines, to make them spontaneously abort every fetus for 10 years. Obama was sent to Cuba in hopes to get a foot in there, for Rothschild bank and for Monsanto, but now Castro made a fool of Obama, saying Cuba doesn’t need anything from the US. I imagine this must irritate the banksters, they own banks in all countries except of Cuba, North Korea and one more, don’t remember which one, maybe Iran? But anyhow, humanity is doomed. No need for Muslims to think they can conquer the world, it has already been conquered by Monsanto. I have children, I may have grand children but doubt they will have any children. But hey, what do I know! Every religious person seems to believe in the 2nd coming of Jesus, or aliens rescuing us. Yesterday I came across some guy in England talking about a parallel Earth and how they do time travel to Mars. He mentioned an American who only 2 years ago claimed he was going to become the US president in 2016, yet he is not even running. The guys has a FB profile and still talks about teleportation and a run away civilization/Earthlings living inside Mars, hiding. I thought it was a cool idea so I immediately decided to teleport myself to my happy years in Sweden 30 yrs ago and went to bed hoping to accomplish it but woke up still in my bed in Florida 2016. I also did not manage to win on yesterday’s lottery to be able to move to Colorado to smoke and at least fantasize about the teleportation. Life is hard! *sigh* But at least I still have a sense of humor. But despite the humor I still believe humanity would be better off w/o religions, focusing on science and sustainable living.

          • Without religions the world would still be the same . Communist Russia killed around 70 million in the camps and in the streets and it was an atheist regime . Same with China over 100 million killed and an atheist country.
            In the Russian revolution people with soft hands were killed and schoolboys who had worn caps – these two signifying the bourgeoisie – AS IF .
            The Christian Priests in Russia had their heads topped and fellow priests were forced to eat their brains with spoons before they got the same treatment.

            Read Tomato Bubble a great site . He just did an article on the cruelty of Genghis.

            Only by following Jesus can you get through whats to come and the great promise is
            you will not be tested beyond your means to resist – therefore your test is an exam you cant fail .

  4. If they can make him tear up his garden then he doesn’t really own his home, not does he?

  5. I think not. Don’t believe the hype.

  6. Well, Well, Well, we have the same here in Australia, especially in the District Council of Mt Remarkable where you cant camp at Hancocks lookout, they have removed 8 wheelie bins from town and the free internet computer at local post office in an anti tourist drive. As for our state and federal governments they are feral.

  7. I I fully agree with and support the Athans family. There are so many reasons why this should be allowed as Athans pointed out. But reason #1 is this is the family’s property, and (presumably) paying property taxes and complying with no telling how many regulations, the city is not satisfied. If this is a free country, which anyone with minimal intelligence can see it is *not,* then your home is your castle. Sugar Creek people should rise up against this outrage, backed up by the rest of us. While Mr. Athans has my total support, and while he’s there and I’m not and know little more than what I’ve read about this, I think he should have refused to pay the first fine. He should have fought back. Now the bureaucrats’ appetite is whetted, and city council passed a new law to line city coffers. It’s time to fight back!

  8. When his neighbors are starving as there is no food to buy or no money for food…. then they will see the errors of their ways. One thing those in picky urban areas can do is put some flowers in the front or mix veggies with flowers, or a fence with vining flowers on them to be more aesthetic. .Lots of info on line of tips on this. And it looks like he does not live in an area of mansions of richer, folk. so with 50% less food being grown in California this year and 15% less in farming now,,,, land is life and grass is not what humans eat. If he agrees to put up a fence that he could put some flowers or vines on to hide the garden, could he convince the city to STOP STARVATION. Linda joy Adams

  9. Most cities forbid planting gardens in the front yard. Most are overlooked, but some fall under the prey of an overzealous inspector. Pretty tyrannical.

  10. Should be his land to do with as he sees fit.
    The heck with all these regs.

  11. This blog would be clearer and smaller if Dale had not fulfilled his destiny as a troll .

  12. This is the logic of mankind though and makes sense in certain areas but if we only had marriage as per bible rules and did not fornicate there would be no problem.

    Having had a lot of children – to see them as babies and picking them up , watching them grow up etc etc the thought of sticking a scalpel into them at any age in the womb makes me shudder in horror .

    • This goes for all life, not only humans. I took a class in Shamanism where they taught us to talk to trees. This is not a joke. Several years later I bought an Aloe Vera plant b/c it has health benefits, it counteracts inflammation. I let it grow and then I cut one leaf and ate it. Next time I approached the plant with a knife in my hand I perceived how frightened the plant was, seeing me again. I had to force myself to cut one leaf. Now, several years later, I have many pots with the plant b/c it grows very fast. I have a whole army of Aloe Vera. I can’t make myself to cut it and I don’t know what to do with it. At one time I put in an ad on craigslist, trying to sell it and got a response from a person on vacation here but we missed each other, she left b/f I could sell the plant to her. All life has a value. I don’t have a problem to eat veggies and fruit from the store b/c somebody else cut it/killed it for me, when I eat it it is already dead. You say it makes you horrified to think of killing fetuses in the womb. I have the same feeling when thinking about all the fish and marine life in the Pacific, being killed by the Fukushima radiation. I also feel uneasy when I see motor boats racing the waters b/c I am wondering how the fish feels in the water, I am sure the sound bothers the marine life but crazy humans don’t think about such things. I remember talking to a group of young ppl at a psychic fair, wo claimed they live on energy in the air and drinking water. They were serious but others claim it is a fraud, no human can live w/o food. But it would be the ideal, to live off of energy from the sun, air and water. Animals don’t have our “problems”, they live by instincts, killing anything to eat and survive. But they of course don’t do abortions of their own babies, other animals kill their babies once born.

      • You should pray to be in the millennium – the thousand years of Jesus’s reign on the earth – there is an Eden like regime – pre flood vegetarianism is reinstated and the lion lies down with the lamb , the child plays with a snake and everyone except sinners will live to the end of the thousand years . Jesus reigns from Jerusalem .

        At the end of the 1000 years there is the quickly crushed final rebellion and then ETERNITY in a new heaven and a new earth – be there .

      • Secret Life of Plants Advanced Class: Your aloe vera plants, who depend on you for their continued existence & nurturing, will recognize your kind intent and not be so “trauma’d” if you do the time-honored act of energetically telling the plant you need the gift of some healing aloe and “ask” the plants which plant, which leaf it is best able to give you. Thank it as you get a sense of whether to cut it off, break it off, when, etc., and thank it after. That is the healing way for all beings to surrender (share) their gifts, we are all required to be in service.

        …Even those who bitterly disagree with one another here about abortion etc., provide the service of showing that we human beings do give enough of a damm about humanity despite The Machine and CARE ENOUGH about the human spirit to WANT no harm to be done to the souls of children born or unborn, and want mothers / prospective mothers alike, to not suffer as they raise or do not raise children. Yes, it’s vital that these issues be debated, as it is useful to see nobody wants to see anybody suffer.

        • Thank you for your response, I appreciate your time and your ideas. Yes, it is true that nobody wants to suffer or see somebody else to suffer. Re thanking the plants, yes, I have heard this b/f. I gave up on the plants and now I just don’t know what to do with them, which of course doesn’t make the problem go away. I am just in a confused state of mind re this issue, don’t feel like I want to deal with it emotionally. But you are right, thank you again.

          • Those who don’t believe in God don’t believe in nothing they believe in anything.
            GK Chesterton

  13. It’s shameful how busy-body control freaks are allowed to ruin people’s lives. Once upon a time government taught people how to feed themselves by growing food and raising livestock.

    .Now, the goal is to subvert self-sufficiency so that we live or die at the whim of our ‘betters’, and stupid, hateful, people go along with the plan.

    Don’t live in cities. Move to rural areas, or unincorporated outskirts if possible.

  14. So much for FREEDOM!

  15. As a not-American I do remember there are also some States who forbid people to catch Rain Water into a pan or whatever for drinking or gardening or whatever.
    How far will your psychopath politicians go with “their” (companies) legislation and put into action if you see what I mean.
    First: forbid to use rainwater by human beings.
    Second: not allowed to growown vegetables reported by some lunatics to get it stopped otherwise other people will do the same as your man and the greengrocer will make less money.
    Third … more to come don’t you worry.

    What idiots arel calling America still “The Land of the Free”?

  16. Where does it end? The nonsense, which in reality is deadly serious. Prisoners in our own homes? Pretty close already.

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  21. A few years ago Sugar Creek declared eminent domain on a number of houses to build a grocery store (which there was already one across the street, but in a different city) and a hardware store. So they tore down all these people’s houses including some that had lived there for decades. They gave out a bunch of tax breaks to the developers and the developers didn’t do a thing with the property. It turned into a big mud pile. At first it seemed they might, they had several rock piles, but in the end, it just grows grass and trees now.

    • Incredible – do the homeowners get any compensation ?

      • They got compensation, but you know how imminent domain compensation goes. For example, I have one of the nicest houses in my neighborhood. Paid 135k for it and an acre of land. However, the average price of a house in my neighborhood is 67k. So that means that if my house was paid for using imminent domain, I would receive the average price of a house in my neighborhood.

        Not to mention, how do you compensate somebody who has lived in a house for decades that was built by their grandparents?

  22. When preparedness is criminalized, only criminals will be prepared.

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