The Guilford County Commissioners will consider an ordinance at their Thursday evening meeting that would require people to spay and neuter their pets. It is an overbearing and over-reaching government that would tell its citizens they must have surgery performed on their pets. And giving people of means an opportunity to buy their way out from this ordinance for $200 creates one set of laws for people of means and another set of laws for the middle class and poor who don’t have an extra $200 at their disposal. It would be shameful if Guilford County went down the path of allowing people to buy exceptions to its laws. That’s downright un-American.