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hockeywarrior2

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#31 10 years ago

The truth is, as Jum has so dutifully and verbosely explained it (with clarity of argument and debate that continues to impress me to this day), it's up to the community to decide what happens to the structure. If one or two people want it to stay but the overwhelming majority of those who live in the area want the building gone, it's their right to see it gone.

Of course, all with due compensation. Just because it's fair doesn't mean it's necessarily "right" in any particular person's opinion. That's always how it is.




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#32 10 years ago

hockeywarrior2;4830735The truth is, as Jum has so dutifully and verbosely explained it (with clarity of argument and debate that continues to impress me to this day), it's up to the community to decide what happens to the structure. If one or two people want it to stay but the overwhelming majority of those who live in the area want the building gone, it's their right to see it gone.

Of course, all with due compensation. Just because it's fair doesn't mean it's necessarily "right" in any particular person's opinion. That's always how it is.

Er, well, uh,....no. I'm not even addressing sheik's particular fact situation because the circumstances are so unclear and subject to revision, but as a general proposition I don't think the community should ordinarily have a voice in determining what someone does with their private property.

Now, there are many, many twists and outcome-changing variations, too many exceptions to list; but the rights inherent to ownership of property are equal to those regarding our basic freedoms and we must be extremely loathe to curtail them. Which principle hasn't really stopped many governments from putting all kinds of hurdles, primarily environmental and "use" related (perhaps more accurately, "environmental and use pretexts") on private real property transactions.