Newark Councilman Todd Ruckle is trying to invade your back yard.
At tonight’s Council meeting (March 9th), a bill that Todd sponsored will go up for vote.
With this bill, he is trying to restrict the height of your back yard fence!
A resident in his district has a problem with a tall fence his neighbor built. While the concern is valid, this does not call for liberty-stripping legislation.
See, these types of disputes should be settled by the courts, who can evaluate them on a case-by-case basis.
If every neighborly grievance led to legislative restrictions, we would have NO liberties at all.
That is why we have three branches of government – to establish a separation and balance of powers:
- legislative branch to craft a simple set of laws
- executive branch to carry out those laws
- judicial branch to interpret and enforce the laws
Councilman Ruckle should really understand this – especially as he is supposedly part of one of those branches.
Call him today and tell him to remove this item from tonight’s agenda.
Todd Ruckle: (302) 893-1601
Newark Local Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty
P.S. Todd Ruckle wants to restrict back yard fence heights.
He clearly does not understand the separation of powers in our three-branch government system. This fence dispute should be left to the courts, not the legislature.
Please call Councilman Ruckle today at (302) 893-1601 and tell him to remove this agenda item from Monday night’s meeting.