Well, looks like the “nanny state” “do-gooders” are back at it again.
The poll listed on the Argus Leader’s online edition asks the question: “Should Sioux Falls residents be allowed to park their recreational vehicles in front of their house?” As of 7:15 am, the response was “Yes, 40.4% and No, 59.6%”.
To my military mind, this entails a discussion on freedom, and property rights.
Of course, it stands to reason that freedom inherently entails the right to own property, and to do with said property as the owner deems appropriate. Unlike the song that says “freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose; nothing ain’t worth nothing, honey, if it ain’t free”. Until the gummint comes in...yah, sure, ubetcha!!! Eminent Domain is the power (some say the inherent right) of gummint to seize/appropriate a citizen’s “private” property for public use. When “we the people” no longer have the “right” to own private property and dispose of it as we see proper, we have lost freedom. It may be a right, or power, invested in gummint to “seize/appropriate” citizen’s private property for public use, but that does not make it morally right. That brings up another thought...freedom is a moral absolute. That is why the framers of this great country put together the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence specifically identifying freedom as a God given right, not a man given right. Good people know there is evil in this world, and evil men and women do not like people having individual rights, liberty, and freedom. They demonstrate this by dreaming up ways to take freedom and rights and liberty away from others. The human soul was meant to be free, to create, to nurture, and yet, there are souls that despise all things good.
Methinks, that if there is a right of way in the street that is supported by gummint, then gummint has the power to determine how that street and the right of way are used. There is no need for discussion about whether or not a citizen can park an RV in front of his home. By all rights, there should not be any discussion on whether or not someone maintains their yard in a pristine condition. But that is exactly where we find the nanny state do-gooders or nattering nabobs. They demand that everybody do what they want. You see, they want the freedom to live as they wish, but they don’t want anyone else to have that freedom.
These are the parasites, the leeches, the blood-suckers that are changing this country from the land of the free, and the home of the brave; into the land of the slaves, and the home of the chikken-shits.