Things are uneasy, and leash laws are top of the heap


Things are a bit uneasy out there with the average citizens. Anxiety is high, people feel they have little control of their own destiny and they are on edge. Know how I can tell? Is it news of the economy streaming over the 24/7 cable news? Politicians screaming from podium microphones? Former governors hawking tell-all-know-nothing-stir-up-hate books? Movies predicting the end of the world in two years?

Nope, none of that. It is even simpler.

They care about leash laws.

And local laws on how tall you’re allowed to grow your lawn. And how long you can park your car in front of your house. And if you need a permit or not to build that on your deck. And if you can legally store your boat in your back yard.

And not so much that they care about these laws, but they hike up their sleeves and don’t hesitate to tell you that you better fall in line. There.

I don’t have any data to prove my assertions, so take them with a grain of salt. But, I sense that when people feel overwhelmed and lose a sense of control over their own fate, they turn to really small things that they feel they have the right to enforce.

Like leash laws.