By William R. Toler
But a line in the band’s 1977 hit ballad “How Deep is Your Love” recently struck a chord with me: “…we’re just living in a world of fools, breaking us down, when they all should let us be.”
Unfortunately, a lot of those fools wind up in government and think just because some words on paper give them “authority,” they can steal from and force their neighbors to do things they wouldn’t otherwise have any right to do.
Ingrid Larsen is dealing with people like that now.
She was recently handed an eviction notice from a Brunswick County code enforcer for living in a tent in her own yard, as reported by WECT-TV.
10 years ago, Larsen’s Southport home was destroyed when a county pipe burst and filled it with more than 10,000 gallons of raw sewage.
Since then, Larsen settled with the county sanitation district for more than $100,000.
Larsen would like to rebuild but isn’t keen on rejoining the municipal system. She would rather hook up to the existing septic tank on her land.
After filing an exemption to do so, those neighbors in government turned her down.