A common mistake; this is NOT a democracy. It never was, nor was it intended
to be. This country is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. Athens was a democracy.
Minorities, including hams, have RIGHTS in this country which the majority
can not rescind. Use 'em or LOSE 'em.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Turner" <email@example.com>
To: "N6KJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Chicago Tribune: Antenna Stirs Static Among
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:16:04 -0700 (PDT), "N6KJ"
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >What happened to "Freedom" and "Personal Property Rights"?
> Surely you jest. You are "free" to obey the law, just like everyone
> else. Your "Personal Property Rights" are what the gummint says they
> are, no more and no less. Did you honestly think otherwise? This IS
> a democracy, and the majority rules. If the majority says no towers,
> goodbye towers.
> >Zoning boards have gone way overboard. Where does control end? I keep
> >this word "eyesore" thrown around. Well, I happen to find tall towers
> >quite beautiful.
> So do I, but you and I are in the minority. See the above.
> >People pay money to fly to Paris and look at that
> >big "eyesore" called the Eiffel Tower.
> Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Surprised?
> >People pay millions of dollars to buy homes in the San Francisco Marina
> >district where they have a view of the Golden Gate Bridge out
> >the front door.
> Try putting up a tower which blocks that view. See the above.
> >I happen to think the color of my neighbors house is an "eyesore",
> > but I don't feel it is my right to control everything they do.
> Really? Suppose he decided to paint his house with pornographic
> images ten feet tall? Would you feel the "right" to control what he
> does? It's a matter of where the line is drawn, not whether the line
> >Who died and left "City Planners" in charge?
> Nobody died, but they *are* in charge, thanks to yourself and all the
> other voters in your area. Fortunately they are also responsive to
> their constituents, just as they should be. So be a constituent and
> bring your friends. It's the difference between democracy and
> dictatorship. Be thankful you live in the former and not the latter.
> 73, Bill W7TI
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