Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tireder of ignorance

Lo, and behold, below the fold on http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage, is a poll that asks the question:

"Should there be a limit on the size of a landowner’s political signs?" And currently there is a 72% to 28% opinion that there should be a limit.

Let me see if I have this right.

Landowner, means the land belongs to that person; or am I missing something here?

Personal property is a mainstay of the great American dream. It is also a key ingredient in capitalism.

Newspapers and pundits love to claim the first ammendment as a way to say what they want to; whether truthful or not.

Last time, I looked, the first ammendment was all about freedom of speech.

Those who disdain this great country, and the economy we have been blessed to be a part of, would deny us the right to make known our opinions.

You know, to my military mind, the use of "eminent domain" is, in itself, a denial of one of the mainstays of freedom: the right to own property.

And telling a property (landowner) owner what they can and cannot do on their property goes against everything that is right.

LORD help us!

1 comment:

Katherine Aucoin said...

Gunny,

Glad that you are still stopping by to visit!

I TOTALLY agree with you about landowner rights. A friend of mine's parents live in a subdivision where they can ONLY park their cars in the garage...no parking in the driveway. What in the world? Too much Big Borther.