Re: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 10:17:18 MDT

Jerry Mitchell wrote:
> If your complaining about the regulations on building, hey I can sympathize.
> My family has a framing business and I've had to hear about this my entire
> life. If you arguing to keep the laws, what about my right to have a house
> built as I see fit? What if I don't want 2 outlets per room but instead want
> 1? What if I decide I want to use pressed seaweed for wall paneling. By what
> right did those people have control of my property?

Actually, in some states, if the owner who occupies their own dwelling
does their own work, they do not need to build in compliance with
building codes. Washington State, for example, has this exception (which
I once used to great benefit) which arose from a case on San Juan Island
where a fellow built his own rock wall in his front yard and was cited
for not building it to code.

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