On Saturday, I published a piece about how several Michigan billionaires who made their fortunes out of being recipients regarding corporate welfare are interested in an island park about the Detroit River from the Capital of scotland – Detroit and turn it towards a Ayn Rand inspired tax location for tax special secrets and money launderers.

As investigative editors across Detroit like Mark Wattrick from Deadline Detroit as well as Steve Neavling from Generator City Muckraker began covering it, I realized that will Rodney Lockwood didn’t get the plan from memorizing sites from Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead.  This individual have instead heightened the idea from an instalment of the TV show, Family Guy.  Yes, Friends and family Guy, the low temple hit by Seth MacFarland, which rich people won’t admit to enjoying in public.

In the instance,E Peterus Unum, that originally aired about July 12, 2001, the show’s central figure Philip Griffin decides he desires he wants to generate a swimming pool in his back yard. As he begins to excavate the hole for the swimming, he  finds out he’s being audited by the Tax.  After skirting his or her way around some sort of IRS audit, Andrew d pursues his goal of building a swimming pool nonetheless hits another drawback when he learns your dog needs to apply for a zoning variation.  While at the Mayor’s company, he discovers his or her property is not portion of the City of Quahog, Rhode Island or even as Quahog’s mayor, Adam Rest of the world puts it, “Not sometimes part of these Usa States”

Peter then declares his or her house to be the revolutionary independent nation of “Petoria” to prevent paying taxes or getting a zoning variance.  He or she soon declares Petoria an oligarchy.

This sounds eerily similar to just what supporters of the “Belle Region Commonwealth” are pushing nonetheless the only question is will probably Belle Islanders like Rodney Lockwood and other politicians of this oversized land club demand along with flaunt diplomatic immunity every time they come into Detroit like John p Griffin?