When it comes to regulation, the City of Naperville has only two rules; 1) if it moves regulate it (example Uber), and 2) if it doesn’t move regulate it (example e-Cigs). City officials love to regulate anything and everything. It’s almost like a contest to see if they can find something to regulate. And the Naperville city prosecutor loves regulations and ordinances. Prosecutors love to prosecute. The more rules, and regulations, and ordinances the more citizens can be prosecuted, the more money pours into the city, the more prosecutors can be hired, and the more rules, regulations and ordinances need to be created to justify the expense of the legal department. It fits together perfectly like a huge tower of Lego pieces.
Watch and listen to the exchange between councilman Bob Fieseler and Naperville city prosecutor Mike DiSanto regarding implementing an ordinance against e-cigs and the foolishness of trying to enforce the ordinance:
Of course, things can also go terribly wrong when city officials and prosecutors go wild with ordinances and prosecution. Watch and listen as councilman Bob Fieseler so eloquently nails the problem of over zealous prosecution of not-well thought-out ordinances:
With Bob Fieseler choosing not to run for re-election, and the possibility that councilman Doug Krause will also necessarily depart the city council by not getting elected mayor, who will be left to speak-up as more and more regulations are piled-on residents?
There are four candidates running for the position of mayor, and 19 active candidates running for eight city council positions. All the candidates combined have a litany of issues they want to address if elected, however not one candidate has brought up the issue of over-regulation. Think about that, the one issue that can differentiate a candidate from all the others is being totally overlooked. The one issue that can benefit residents (voters) and businesses the most has not even been mumbled by a candidate.
Imagine asking residents/voters the following question: “Would you like city officials to ‘get off your back’ with less regulations and ordinances, or would you prefer they pile on more?
Isn’t it amazing that of all the candidates trying to secure your vote, not one of them has this as part of their ‘platform’. Such a simple opportunity for each candidate, yet nothing but crickets.
It’s becoming obvious the only people who seem to run for these offices are closet fascist at heart. The types who know best what the nanny state, breast sucklers need and want.
Breaking news for you folks, get out of our lives, homes and wallets and return to the freedoms that once and still could make this country great again.
To bad Fieseler came to the realization that a police state like Naperville is and has become wasn’t recognized before the smart meter debacle which he so ardently supported. In the last year he is one of the few incumbents on council who seems to be exercising a degree of common sense and he is not running.
There is a interesting candidate who seems to be for less big and intrusive government and might be a new Fieseler heavy. Her name is Nancy J, Marinello and look her up on her Facebook.
The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.
-Tacitus 102 A.D.
There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws….But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
-Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged
You hypocrites! You are all for regulating the life out of building proposals demanding ever more regulations on building heights, signage, parking, street widths, façade materials, and even names of business establishments. You make it easy for politicians to hijack private capital by requiring endless studies providing useless information at extraordinary costs so they can appear to appease your own self-interests that gain your loyalty ….and your votes.
YOU are the cause of the problems you outline and have the nerve to condemn the cancer you’ve caused. We created the monster we live with….so shame on us all.
Read Atlas Shrugged again, perhaps in front of a mirror.
Naperville council chose to join the “global community” to adopt International Building Codes including codes for building, plumbing, mechanical, energy conservation, fire etc. These global mandates take away from individual, local and American autonomy, ingenuity and property rights. Is it only large, multi-international companies that have the financial deep pockets to influence mandates for their products that must be used in our homes and businesses? Our homes and buisnesses now are subject to international regulations and control.