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.

8 Comments

  1. SUE SUE SUE and make the taxpayers SO ANGRY that their hard earned
    tax dollars are going to make her a very rich lady, that they FIRE
    and PROSECUTE, and FINE, and JAIL, the NAZIs in charge, every last one of them. This is the kind of thing that makes people GO POSTAL, but they usually take out the wrong people. We need to start taking out the TRASH in America. A century ago they’d all be in BOOT HILL where they belong!

  2. All this talk of conservatives being blame, how can that possibly be true, when there are so few of them in office? Most Republicans are not conservatives, despite their claims. The source of blame falls squarely on freedom-haters, which includes all people except libertarians and true conservatives.

    • And yes, it’s horrible that this woman’s garden was seized. The Democrats AND Republicans are owned by Wall Street bankers who want EVERYONE dependent on the system. Quit listening to right-wing and neoliberal propaganda, study some history, and THINK.

      • I will disagree with your statement, partially. You are correct, that both the elephants and the asses are both in bed with the multinational corporations, however, the asses are also strongly aligned with the Marxists, wanting the government to control everything and everybody in the world, which the elephants don’t subscribe to.

  3. If any government would try that with me, there would be two guarantees:

    1. They would not get away with it without a physical altercation.

    2. That physical altercation would be through the use of firearms!

    Their actions are in violation of the residents Fourth and Faith Amendment Constitutional Rights. And as such, it is the citizen’s right to defend their legal property from Unconstitutional seizure, utilizing their Second Amendment Rights!

  4. There is no government. no democrats no republicans. the government is big business and the rich. anyone that tries to stop big business and the rich will be taken out. stop blaming liberals and conservatives, minorities, immigrants and the poor. big business and the rich want us to blame each other and they have won. anyone that tries to represent and help the 99% is smeared and defamed to discredit and make us turn against them. there is no longer a middle class. only the 1% benefit the rest of you have been reduced to peonage. WAKE UP!

  5. sounds to me like somebody has a personal beef with this woman, and they used the law to screw her over yet again. Happens way too often, benefitting those who have an ‘in’ with the cops. She should take them to court, and talk to national tv networks, her story needs to be aired. Or sell her property to a cult and find a better state to live in….lol!

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