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Pinhead Bureaucrats Threaten Family with Possible Prison Sentence for Rescuing a Baby Deer

Rondoman Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:13 AM
The simple and amicable solution is to say, "You must release the deer." No harm, no foul.
slk Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:14 PM
Okay, true story. You save a baby fawn. You raise it, heal it and turn it loose. That fall, your child that spent weeks bottle-ffeding the fawn and keeping it alive, sees the fawn hit by a car on the road. What does that do to your kid? Teach him about life? And leaving the fawn alone would not have? What if the deer is older and the child finds out a hunter killed it. It's a marvelous propaganda piece against hunting but your kid devastated. Again, how is that helpful or harmless? This would certainly play well for anti-gun, anti-hunting people. More nanny state.
DavidWeakland Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:11 AM
Well stated! Less governmental control. I am a sovereign citizen. Just because a "government bureaucracy" makes a "law" to regulate anything, as long as I have not harmed or interfered with any other person's natural right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness, I have not committed a crime. I will be judged by my creator when the day comes of my deeds and misdeeds. NOT some "controlling authority".
Rondoman Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:51 AM
True, but I am speaking with current laws intact. I remember an incident a number of years ago when a spectator jumped into some rapids to save a fawn from drowning only to be reprimanded by the park guide for "interfering with natural selection."
Ms Kelly Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:59 AM
No. The simple and amicable solution for a FREE people is for the government to butt the hell out of silly issues that harm no one.

Does the government exist to serve the people; or do the people exist to serve the government? THE PEOPLE have made it pretty clear what they think on this issue. Does the government care about the will of the people anymore? THAT is the real issue here.

As a public finance economist, I normally focus on big-picture arguments against excessive government.

If the public sector is too large, for instance, that undermines economic growth by diverting resources from the productive sector of the economy.

The damage is then compounded by a needlessly destructive and punitive tax system.

But I’ve also discovered that it helps to personalize the analysis by pointing out examples of ridiculous and wasteful behavior by government.