Interesting article from an small farmer in VA. We hear about all the regulations and rules we NEED to follow to make everything safe. Thank the PTB for our nanny state! The part about building a dwelling hit home, I ran into that years ago in PA. I could not just build what I wanted, it all had to be approved and given the OK by the state and local inspectors.. AFTER receiving their $60 fee and fees for filing paperwork. "Everything I want to do is illegal. As if a highly bureaucratic regulatory system was not already in place, 9/11 fueled renewed acceleration to eliminate freedom from the countryside. Every time a letter arrives in the mail from a federal or state agriculture department my heart jumps like I just got sent to the principal’s office." "And it doesn’t stop with agriculture bureaucrats. It includes all sorts of government agencies, from zoning, to taxing, to food inspectors. These agencies are the ultimate extension of a disconnected, Greco-Roman, Western, egocentric, compartmentalized, reductionist, fragmented, linear thought process. Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal JOEL SALATIN / Acres v.33, n.9, Sept 2003 1sep03eductionist, fragmented, linear thought process.