Steve: (Re: City Council whore)
It's not often that I disagree with you, but you have this one DEAD WRONG.
This country, and every government entity within it, is organized on a "for the
people, by the people" basis. To arbitrarily yield to these small-time
We The People put them there. We The People can take them out. Votes
do count. When those jerks begin to subject their own personal feelings onto
the general populace, they are grossly out of order. It's happening all
country, in virtually every segment of society. Government....trying to
every aspect of American Lives. Get the Friggin' government out of our lives.
Amateur Radio is a Public Service. It should be treated and respected as such.
I would bet you a fair amount of cash that a fairly well organized group of
hams....such as a club with a good spokesman....could take on the city council
of any town in America and make a pretty strong case to keep their buts out
of the majority of Amateur Radio.
I sure as hell wouldn't pay the $62 without a fight. And I would spend a lot
more than $62 challenging those SOB's..... then I'd sue them for costs.
Just giving in to them ain't part of the agreement or process, under any
At 09:43 PM 6/23/98 EDT, you wrote:
> In a message dated 98-06-23 20:54:20 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I'm afraid that if it were me , I'd have told THEM to "Take A Hike" !!
> sure as heck would'nt have paid them any money for a "permit" on something
> that I already installed years ago !! Plus was told by "city officials"
> that I did'nt need any permit because there was no code on the subject !
> Call me a trouble maker if you like , but I'd have made THEM prove to me in
> a court that I needed the permit . These people are elected are they not?
> They work for us don't they . I think that they are just money hungry
> (who***) and go after easy targets , like hams who do not wish to make
> trouble . Next thing you know we will have to put little stickers on our
> towers and register them every year !!!! Opps..... guess I should not
> give THEM any ideas , THEY may be listening !!!! Just my opinion. :-)
> Whoa, Easy, big fellah. With that attitude you'd wind up with LESS than
> zero. THEY hold all the cards. THEY tell you what is possible. THEY levy
> fines. THEY issue building permits.
> YOU got squat.
> Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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