If you have weeds on your property, do you go and map them out? Our country commissioners are applying for a $75,000 grant to map out weeds and when I opposed this grant because it wastes the taxpayers' money, commissioner Adams stated to me that it was a grant from a private donor. I researched this and found that statement to be untrue. The grant is only named after Miles Capp Ferry for all the work that he has done in agriculture. Also, I talked with Mr. Ferry personally to find out if he had every donated money to this grant and he stated that he never had.
At the last commission meeting, our commissioners set aside $10,000 for weed control. Why not let the taxpayers keep their own money to take care of their own weeds? Instead, the government takes our money, sets up a grant program, then we the citizens have to go to the government to get our money back, which, then the government decides who will get the money. Redistribution is a Marxist principle and we need to reverse course.
Frederic Bastiat knew all to well about the dangers of big government, "When plunder (theft) becomes a way of life for a group of men (and women) living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." We need to restore limited government and stop the theft/plunder that is happening to all of us.