Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mission creep

Six carloads of jackbooted "Homeland Security" officers showed up at a couple's house in Statesville, North Carolina the other day, in a massive show of force.

The alleged violation that precipitated the overwhelming response?  The couple had purchased a 25-year-old Land Rover on eBay that the Feds believe violates EPA emissions standards. 

The buyers apparently believed an exemption applied because of the the vehicle's age and historic status.  Boy, were they ever disabused of that notion in a hurry. 

What minor administrative violation is going to send the goons over to your house?

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

Haven't heard from you lately--just sending a note to say that I hope & pray you're doing well, and all the best to you.