VIA| An estimated 800 people are living off the grid in Colorado, according to the Activist Post. From solar powered energy, growing your own food, and collecting rain water there couldn’t be anything further from the woes of commercial America in theircommunity. The peace obtained after living in a demanding, consumer heavy society with regulations, and constant mafia style taxing has, unfortunatley, for these off-grid residents, come to a halt.

The government has waged a war on this self-reliant simple lifestyle because it does not fall in line with their control measures over the public. Jay Syrmopolous, explains on the next page how the government has begun efforts to ban ‘camping’ on ones own property, in order to force the off-grid homesteaders back onto the grid.

If there are issues to be addressed as to why these communities must go, the government clearly does not care about disputing and solving them as the regulations and restrictions for off the grid living have already begun.

Going off the grid has never been more difficult as local zoning officials across the U.S. have in some instances threatenedpeople with jail time for collecting rainwater, or not hooking into local utilities, Syrmopolous describes.

Who are these regulations really put in to place for? Obviously, for the constant control and surveillance the Government so desperately needs to maintain.

According to the Activist Post, Costilla County, Colorado has set forth the new regulations of banning people from camping on their own property. Many of the residents had fled to this area, because of the lax zoning regulations, cheap property, and an already thriving community of self-reliant off-grid homesteaders.

The county that had hosted off-grid living is now simply refusing to renew any camping permits.

County land use administrator Matt Valdez disputes the claims that the county is trying to regulate people’s lifestyles out of existence. He says that his office has discretion to deny camping permits under existing code and claims that too many new residents were habitually renewing permits meant to be temporary.

“We’re not trying to drive people off their property,” Valdez said.

Valdez said he simply wants to make sure already established rules are followed for aesthetic and safety reasons.

Aesthetic and safety reasons? That is the best they can come up with?

One resident said that the most important aspect of her living off the grid was her 90 day permit, and without it camping on residential plots is only allowed for 14 days per every three months.

Most of the residents residing off the grid do it because they have nowhere else to go in an economically failing society that has rejected them.

So far, the evictions have continued.

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