If It Please the Crown: Part II Edition – Michigan Bill

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June 30, 2017

If It Please the Crown: Part II Edition

 

If It Please the Crown: Part II Edition - Michigan Bill
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A few months ago, I mentioned that the state of Michigan might pass a bill that allows its citizens to warm up their car on private property. Well, the law has passed: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/06/28/snyder-signs-unattended-car-warm-bill/103265132/

This is a ground-breaking idea. The government is actually going to let private citizens do with their private property as they please. The wonder of it all is too much. Obviously, I am laying it on pretty thick here. The fact that citizens have to have laws passed to allow them to warm up their own cars on their own property is mind-boggling to me. You’d think that with what we like to call liberty in this country, that warming up your car in your driveway on a cold day would be a given. But of course, in the modern nanny state the government feels it must pass laws to protect you from everything that might befall you.

Case in point, one of the opponents of the new Michigan law said the law might be an “open invitation for car thieves,” the article reports. The irony here is that the naysayer is a representative from Roseville, the very town that caused the new law after a Roseville resident was fined $125 dollars for warming is car up on his property. I have news for that representative. It is not your job as a government representative to protect a citizen from thievery or even the possibility of thievery.

It is the responsibility of the private citizen to protect him or herself, the responsibility of law enforcement to catch thieves, and the responsibility of the judiciary branch to punish thieves. A legislative body’s job is not to pre-emptively protect a citizen, especially if, in the name of “protection” a citizen is assessed a tax punitive fee for breaking said law passed for his own protection. How does that even really help a citizen?

I can only hope that this example in Michigan is something that spreads to other states and eventually the country as a whole. The example being a government that does not obstruct and a citizenry that exercises its liberty. I also think Governor Snyder’s signing the bill into law is especially important given that we celebrate our independence this Tuesday.

More than two centuries ago—241 years, to be exact—our ancestors decided that they would no longer ask “if it please the crown,” to live their lives. In honor of that, take some time to reflect on that as you as if it please the crown to do things that were once liberties.

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Final Thought:

This: http://jalopnik.com/strangers-buy-man-a-car-after-finding-out-he-walks-thre-1796486770.

Jalopnik has it right. The world isn’t too far gone quite yet. Andy Mitchell, a citizen of the Rockland, Texas area found out a man named Jason Korva was walking three miles to and from work every day and saving for a car to better himself. In response to Mr. Korva’s hard work and dedication, Mr. Mitchell turned to the community and raised money to buy him a used car and pay for a year’s gas and maintenance.

Some people will say America is broken and that we should just throw in the towel on humanity. But this video is a good faith restorer.  Hard work pays off, folks, and kindness goes a long way.

Be safe if you are travelling this weekend for Independence Day.

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Love Your Car! See you next week!

–Lauren Fix

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