His most recent observations appear below:
This ordinance is faulty in its construction and premise.
We restrict what should be unrestricted and free that which should be contained.
Before the proposed amendments (and there are attorneys still working on providing new language), the Adult Use Chapter weakly prohibited – an example being that background checks and fingerprinting is not required. Liberty does not include enslaving others to our will – children, animals, women, and men are all on the menu.
Freedom does not include building structures so close to one another that Fire can spread from one house to the next.
So I am against the reduction of distance on New Construction with building side yards from 10 feet to 5 feet or less by the addition of Porches with roofs, stairwells or access ramps.
This is a danger to Fire Fighters and Residents.
The ordinance does provide for unconstitutional Infringement of Religion. “Congress shall make no Law respecting an Establishment of Religion OR prohibiting the FREE Exercises thereof”.
We only allow by right a Place of Worship in some business zones and by conditional use in residential, estate and agricultural are as (conditional uses usually cost in excess of $4,000).
When a family or group of 2 or 3 gathers in prayer – that is a place of worship and a violation of the Ordinance.
We the People have a right to the peaceful enjoyment of our property – we should not have to worry about parking or use of our Recreational Vehicles, Boats, Motorcycles, ATVs, and Snowmobiles on our own residential property.
McHenry County’s culture and lure is Recreation – from our Rivers and Lakes to our snow-covered fields.
THIS IS MCHENRY COUNTY!
When we lose this freedom to enjoy nature in our own way, we will become another Barren Bedroom Suburb of Chicago.
As when we legislate eyeglasses and ear muffs for shooters.
This may be good sense but like motorcycle helmets it is for the individual to decide.
Hunting has been long tradition in McHenry County.
I have personally been awoken at sunrise with the gunshots of duck and goose hunters.
It makes me proud to know that our country still has skilled users of firearms to continue to protect our liberty if the need arises.
Our Country was conceived in Liberty. This ordinance is about how to chain that Liberty.