(Townhall) Fauquier County farmer Martha Boneta is hailing a bill that would give property owners a legal club to pummel overreaching government officials.
Boneta knows the stakes. In a widely reported showdown that sparked pitchfork protests in the community, Fauquier officials cited Boneta for selling homemade products on her farm. The county threatened her with $5,000-per-day fines for hosting a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls, and for advertising pumpkin carvings.
Calling her ongoing legal battle with government officials a "prime example why we need legislation," Boneta praised HB 1219, introduced by state Delegate Bob Marshall, R-Manassas.
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