The Battle of Fauquier County

A maxim from marketing is that a narrower focus has broader appeal.  The national story about the pitchfork protest farmer, Martha Boneta, shows the reality of that maxim. Martha the farmer has gained national attention because she has fought attempts by Fauquier County, Virginia to fine her for selling farm produce and hosting a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls.  The reality is that Martha isn't breaking any laws.  On the other hand, Fauquier County is breaking its own zoning ordinance, the Virginia Right to Farm Act, and the Virginia and United States Constitutions. Her cause has shed light on the corrupt practices and actual lawbreaking of this so-called agricultural county, which is located about an hour west of Washington, D.C.  It is further evidence that government -- from federal down to local -- is America's biggest and most pervasive lawbreaker, and with no close second. This particular hero's plight has drawn the attention of property rights,...(Read Full Article)

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