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Freedom Means Freedom

Smitty41inPB Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 11:52 AM
Carol, so you are against HOA's?
Drifter33 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 12:53 PM
And for the record, I despise HOAs. Millions of would-be totalitarian despots, right there among you, waiting to pass down edicts on how you will live your life under their regime. NO THANKS.
NW-Res Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 12:33 PM
Not a very good analogy. You do not have to buy a home where HOA are in affect.
NW-Res Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 12:38 PM
and they are not imposed by the government. They are local to a community.

However, if you move into an area without an HOA and the community forms one without grandfather clauses, then yes that would be equivelent and infringing upon someone's freedom.

Some communities have considered -- or are even passing -- ordinances to make gun ownership mandatory.  Like the Supreme Court, I believe the Second Amendment is a fundamental right, and when the Framers said that it cannot be "infringed," they meant it.  

But that's a far cry from a government requiring citizens to make a purchase.  Indeed, one of the chief conservative objections to ObamaCare has been the individual mandate -- a requirement that citizens purchase health insurance.  Just because the Constitution...