Aspie with Attitude

Sure, I'm just another Southern Recovering Alcoholic NPR- and Sweet-Tea Addicted Comic Mom with Asperger's in the SFV, but I can tell you now that I don't necessarily fit the stereotype.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Do You Like Private Property?

A few months ago, I wrote an article about private property. Private property, as I, and I think the founders of this great country, see/saw it, is something on which you can grow whatever herb you want; it's something on which you can raise your children, without fear of government's overtaking of it or of someone's deeming it not yours, via supposed eminent domain. Butler Shaffer understands my thinking on this definition of private property. His equestrian neighbors understand only what they've been governmently schooled to believe: that all property is common property. It's a "communitarian" idea, the kind of thinking that elects both Democrats and Republicans these days. Homeowners' associations, and their recent popularity, attest to the fact that people care nothing about private property in these perilous times. An article in this Sunday's Los Angeles Times revealed how popular homeowners' associations are becoming, and their gated community cousins. Well, can such a people deserve anything less than socialism? Hmmm.

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