Dec 222011

Imagine an Army soldier and Iraqi vet promising his children a tree house when he gets home from Iraq. What a great promise to your children. Now, imagine dad gets home safe and keeps his promise and builds a great tree house for his kids to enjoy. Ahhhh, what a beautiful thing to see a parent and vet keep a promise to his kids.

But wait, local government hacks arrive to be the Freddy Krueger to this American Dream. The City of Fairfax will have none of it. The zoning board received an anonymous complaint and the tree house was ordered to be destroyed or face penalties. Only after international outcry, on-line petitions and entire neighborhoods coming together was the tree house given a 5 year permit.

Although the tree house stands, look at what had to happen to allow children to have a tree house?

Local government at it’s finest.

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