[Homestead] Amish persecution by gov't building codes
indexer at fairpoint.net
Tue Dec 16 19:11:28 EST 2008
Robert Walton wrote:
> Here in Va they have to follow code also. I used to do IT work for the
> Health Department and they wanted to get around putting in a septic
> tank. No go. Still have to do the septic tank in order to get the
> building permit.
> Personally, I think that everyone should have an opt out or no-one. I
> had no option to use an outhouse and forgo the septic, so why should
> someone based on their religion?
> Don't the Amish also not pay taxes? I wish the Episcopal church would
> set a doctrine against paying taxes. I'd sure be at church more often.
> The problem in Va is the adoption of a state wide building code. Here
> in a rural county, we would never build to the same code as in urban
> areas, but the state wide code is going to meet the needs of the city
> dweller first and then tie the rural dweller to the same standard.
> Rob - Va
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