Citizens Now Charged with a Crime for Repairing Their Own Car in Their Own Garage – Free Thought Project
In the land of the free, every day, local governments and municipalities trample the rights of citizens to do with their own property what they wish. Over the years we’ve seen people face jail time for the length of their grass, arrested for windmills, and even ticketed for growing food. Now, we’ve discovered a law in Sacramento, California that makes it illegal to repair a vehicle in your own garage.
According to the Sacramento’s Zoning Code, it is illegal for residents of the city to conduct almost any repair to their cars while it is parked in their driveway.
According to the authoritarian words scribbled onto paper by the city’s bureaucrats, “minor vehicle repair” is legal and is defined as follows:
Brake part replacement
Change of oil and filter
Repair of flat tires\
Other similar operations
(See section 5.2.0.B of the Zoning Code)
While this may seem reasonable to some, when you read the next section, you are quick to learn that the restrictions make it all but impossible to meet the requirements to carry out any of the aforementioned repairs without breaking the “law.”