The Tyranny of Building Codes

This is not exagerational by any means, nor is this saying codes should not exist at all, merely that codes as tyranny does occur.

The degree to which building codes enforce the sale of products (products sold by corporations) and inhibits personal liberty to survive, absolutely warrants use of the word tyranny.

Building codes that don't allow for the of cob and other earthen materials is a primary example of the insanity and tyranny (again: fully-qualified as such) of building codes.

Here's a great example looking at the absurdity of getting an earthen material which inherently is not flamable, does not cumbust, (dirt does not burn! should I make this all-caps or add profanity for a truly adequate representation of the severity of this?) approved for passing as 2-hour fire barrier QualSprings blog.