City Ordinances are just a truce between rival neighborhood gangs


It was easy to create the ordinances and it gets harder to quash them. When the ordinance is first brought up, it may have been looked at as revolutionary and creative by the leaders. They salivated over giving their police more social tools to work with. But when the ordinance becomes too much of a burden for the community, it isn’t looked at as being very creative to erase it. The person who wants to relax an ordinance might be seen as a hippy and generally has a lack of enthusiasm as support.

Communities can suffer for many years from oppressive regulations and rules from ordinances and never question why they are put into place. Kids are born into the ordinances and learn that is just how normal society works -but it isn’t. The heavy-handed rules were put into place to serve an immediate purpose that evolved from complaints. 

Neighborhoods learn that individuals do not change much policy. The people had to collectively notify police of an action that they did not like seeing, particularly from people they also did not like. What happens when people who don’t like each other plot to subjugate each other? Ordinances come about. 

Sometimes the ordinances can be fair and sometimes unfair. It’s all about politics. You have to look at how the city council is getting along. They will bring their personal views to debates and if they don’t like someone, then there can be a more enthusiastic push towards stronger arguments against the disliked person or people. This social interaction can also be found in gangs as well.

How do we deal with these oppressive ordinances as a citizen of a city? You can try to reach a more favorable consensus with everyone. But if there are enough stubborn people who don’t want any change, then you are stuck with virtually no other option but to leave the city. Give the stubborn people what they want. You leave and take your money with you, so that it stops supporting heavy handed ordinances.

Many cities are grappling with the problem of being too small and poor to keep paying city officials to enforce ordinances. So, when the town shrinks down small enou, you can file to have the local government absolved and reset. Getting rid of the entire government and burning the ordinances can help people restart and rebuild with a blank piece of paper. It’s much easier than having to interpret old ordinances that served their purpose at the time.

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