Gov’t meddling shuts down kid’s free library

These bad kids today setting up lemonade stands and libraries.

So a kid sets up a truly free library, and the city shuts his evil butt down. Where is his PERMIT, and his FREE STANDING BUILDING (as opposed to his “slave standing building)?

Here’s the story as reported by KMBZ:

A 9-year-old Leawood boy is doing his part to promote reading, but he’s hit a roadblock

Leawood city leaders have told Spencer Collins that he has to stop sharing books with his neighbors.

Collins had to take down his little free library, essentially a communal bookshelf, on Wednesday. The motto of the sharing center had been “take a book, leave a book,” but Collins learned there’s a lot less give and take in city government.

This video provides further detail into the interference of busy-body legislators:

I find it amazing that government at any level is concerned with such trivialities. I have argued that government looks for places to insert itself. How could anybody possibly want MORE?

“When we got home from vacation, there was a letter from the city of Leawood saying that it was in code violation and it needed to be down by the 19th or we would receive a citation,” said Spencer’s mother, Sarah Collins.

Leawood said the little house is an accessory structure. The city bans buildings that aren’t attached to someone’s home.

The family moved the little library to the garage, but Spencer Collins said he plans to take the issue up with City Hall.



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