13 June 2011

What's life...

...without a dream, huh?


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

As far as I see it, it's his land and he should be free to do what he wants with it as long as it's not posing a danger to anyone else. Conservatives should be against self-righteous gubmint thugs telling us what we can and can't do to begin with. I wouldn't mind that copy of the Red Ryder ad he's got post over the wheel of chance, but if rabid porcupines are a common occurrence in the area, I wouldn't want to get that familiar with them.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... as long as it's not posing a danger to anyone else."

which is what building codes, especially in earthquake prone lotus land, are ostensibly all about, right?

if a private citizen is exempt... what about the guy building the local shopping centre?

i do take your point, though... at what stage in the process is the government illegitimately getting in your face?

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Anonymous said...

That's where the qualifier "else" comes in. If HE'S happy living there, I don't see it as my business to tell him he's doing it wrong.

Neo Conservative said...

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so... no building codes, no minimum standards for private citizens?

i find it reassuring that, for instance, my electrical & plumbing are up to code. i'm guessing the guy i eventually sell to will like that too.

i also like that the guy next door can't just throw together some monstrosity outta old trailers & cowshit bricks... or let his toilets run into a leaching pit that contaminates my well.

without minimal code... how do you know what's what?

just my two cents.

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Anonymous said...

Which is why you're free to enter into a contract to buy a house or not; if you don't like the way a house has been built, you're just as free to tell the seller to go to hell as the next guy is; since this guy is living on his own property, in his own house, why should anyone else care? As a conservative libertarian, it is beyond me why both ends of the political spectrum seem to have this overwhelming compunction to tell other people how to live; if it's not the left proclaiming that we can't be trusted to own potentially-dangerous things, or that we have too much of our own money at the end of the week, it's the right telling us that we have to be regulated to death, and be taxed to the hilt to pay for that regulation.

Neo Conservative said...

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so the guy next door puts in a septic tank ignoring the building code... poisons my well... and you're okay with that?

sorry... guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

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