We never had such oppressive codes in the 1930's when I was brought up in a 20' X 24' home with a sleeping loft and a small stairway to the loft. It certainly didn't kill me. Some people say that the minimum home sizes are really about collecting the most tax dollars from each home owner. I would like to see the American Civil Liberties Union take on these rules nation wide. After all, what is the justification for these rules when you think about it fairly? Everyone deserves a decent and affordable home.It may be time to go to court. Maybe these cities and towns should stop spending more money than they can take in. Another thing is that building permits here are sky high. Perhaps city and town officials are too corrupt and too powerful. The economy is so bad here that many people are just walking away from our state and moving to the south and south west.This is a serious problem that needs solving and soon. It's time for real change in this country.