Woman’s Survival Garden Seized and Destroyed by Authorities

Survival GardenA woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma is suing the city’s code enforcement teams after they illegally cut down her entire survival garden. Denise Morrison, who started the garden after becoming unemployed, had over 100 medicinal and edible plants in her front and back yard.

She told local Tulsa reporters that she started her garden after becoming unemployed as a way to feed herself and treat a variety of medical issues. Instead of relying on government handouts, this woman took matters into her own hands and decided to become self-sufficient. She filled her yard with things like fruit trees, berries, nut trees, and a wide variety of edible and medicinal herbs. She used these herbs to treat her diabetes, high-blood pressure, and arthritis.

Is the Self-Reliant Lifestyle Now a Crime in America?

All her hard work ended when the local code enforcement team showed up to her house and forcibly removed her entire survival garden. before after code enforcment teamMorrison says that she tried to explain how everything in her yard followed the local code enforcement rules. You see, she had problems with these people in the past and this time she was determined to do things by the book.

She obtained the local ordinances and followed every rule to the tee. She made sure that everything in her garden had a purpose, and that her garden looked its best at all times. Local ordinances stated that no plant could be over 12-inches tall unless they were being used for human consumption.

Morrison made sure every plant in her garden could be eaten, but that didn’t matter to the city. They could care less about what the law actually said; they were determined to take out her garden. “Every word out of their mouth was, ‘we don’t care’,” Morrison said.

Over 100 plant varieties were removed by the code enforcement team, leaving her with no way to feed or medicate herself. They took almost everything, including a number of her fruit and nut trees. She told local reporters in Tulsa, “I came back three days later, sat in my driveway, cried and left.”

Government Crack Down on Liberty

Uncle Sam Propaganda PosterWhile this case is extremely sad, it’s also becoming more and more common throughout the country. From “nuisance abatement teams” that have been forcing Off-Griders in California to hook back into the grid, to the heartbreaking story of Andrew Wordes who took his life after code enforcement teams seized his home, this country is making it harder and harder for self-reliant people to live on their own land.

While some dismiss these cases as localized issues, I believe they’re part of a larger movement to control anyone who dares to live a self-reliant lifestyle. I think evidence of this can be seen in the federal government’s attempts to regulate small farms out of existence, their use of the EPA to seize private land, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security’s Green Police Force, their attempts to seize control of the Great Lakes, oceans, and waterways, and their use of organizations like The National League of Cities to take control of local governments.

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22 Comments

  1. People will have to start building homes with an open courtyard in the center, but no outside access to the center. The courtyard is surrounded by all four walls of your home where you live.

  2. This illegal action by the city reminds me of how the “Supreme Court” MORONjority has recently decided the police are allowed to break the law in multiple ways. They can illegally stop you and violate your 4th Amendment rights – and they can break the law and be immune from prosecution.

    They have thus established the legal precedent that we (who are also just as much members of this country as any damn cop or good cop) can break the law too.

    When you add their Citizen’s United idiocy (money legally = speech) you realize that in REALITY they handed us a golden opportunity here: now that money is legally equal to speech, SPEECH IS NOW LEGALLY EQUAL TO MONEY and so we should ALL “pay our taxes” with SPEECHES sent to the IRS morons.

  3. Liberals don’t take money from corporation or screw citizens, especially the poor. Liberals are progressive.

    There is actually no difference between the democrats and republicans these day. They are literally the same party.

  4. Hasn’t this thread gone far enough. You’re not helping this poor woman behind your keyboards. What are you going to DO about it?. Oh yeah, Right, keep TALKING. Action

  5. She violated housing code.. simple as that. She was warned, and warned, she’s lucky she’s not evicted. Which they also have the right to do.

    She brought this upon herself. Has nothing to do with the goverment. Man up people, you make America look soft and gabby. Too much soap opera talk.

  6. Shame on her!!! She should not grow her own food. She should go get on foodstamps and eat all the contaminated food at the stores!! Some people!! The government gives you money for food, houses, phones, childcare, medications, etc.. The nerve of some people! Don’t you know you are not allowed to take care of yourself! Ugghhhh. We need the government to take care of it all. Thank you Obama for destroying our country! :)

  7. Stop blaming Democrats, you clod-kicking hicks. That entire state is controlled inside and out by REPUBLICANS. I don’t agree with what happened to this lady, either, but it’s time for you idiots to put the blame where it belongs, and that’s on your moronic Reich wing crackpots.

    • Amen. This domestic terrorism of families is done mostly by Republicans defending the corporations from competition.

  8. And therefore the reason for the 2nd amendment. Code enforcement comes knocking on my door threatening to endanger me or my family will be met with the sharp end of the 7 point 62 by 39..unbelievable. Shame on California man who took his own life. He should have taken 5 or 10 of them with him. But that’s the nanny state mentality, I can’t do anything, I have no options but to end his life. Wow.

  9. No one can enter your property without a warrant,unless they see a felony crime take place code enforcement does not have police powers. A lot of this can be handled by calling the police on code enforcement. I did so the police told code enforcement get off my property until the have an court order issued by the county judge to remove private property. Of course I live in Texas .

    • Exactly…but they rely on the general fear Americans have of government. That fear is fatal if not checked

  10. Former first lady known as lady bird Johnson had a small garden at the white house to encourage America to do the same

  11. This distroying of her food and health supply is just simply wrong, anti-life and anti- self sustaining. She better take them to court on their dollar and win for everyone. The city authorities are just bastards with NO heart and very wrong up bringing!

  12. American’s worry about the small things, like immigrations funny thing is, You have bigger fish to fry.
    It’s gonna get worse and nothing you can do about it
    So whose being controlled now by whom. big brother or powers that be is stealing a little bit by little bit at a time, doig it in a way you don’t even know it’s happening, it’s not muslims who is going to take what you have, it’s your own Government.

  13. People should take pictures or videos of these people doing this and post it on the net. What they did was illegal and needs to be fought tooth and nail. They control you with fear of the authorities -fuck them. If they are breaking regular laws then u have a RIGHT to fight back. They ARE communists – make no mistake. And this is just the beginning. No Fear

  14. Reminds me of a now dead trailer park manager who told people if they planted anything in their yards he would mow it down as weeds. The park I live in now is a lush forest of wonderful plants of all kinds with no limitations at all. The other one was a wasteland of mud, ugly trailers, and meth heads.

  15. Nothing u say matters the govermemt is controlled by suits ans the president is now a figure head. If the citizens really had power they would make and repeal laws ,fire and hire politicians. We can keep our guns because its all a trick appearance we have power.They are putting more legislation on firearms and ammunition so we can not win. They are not taking our firearms just making them useless no need to take them they are weak . the right to bare arms and form militias is to keep government inline with the constitution but not with are crappy weapons and the disbandment of most militias. The only thing we can do is unite with our numbers.

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