Oregon

Oregon has long been looked upon as
smart-growth utopia for a long time, as property rights were subjugated to the
“common good.” Now, chinks in the armor may be beginning to be
exploited.

“They say the new law
illustrates a nationwide paradox in public opinion: Although voters tend to
favor protection of farmland and open space, they vote down these protections if
they perceive them as restrictions on personal rights.

Oregon has long been looked upon as
smart-growth utopia for a long time, as property rights were subjugated to the
“common good.” Now, chinks in the armor may be beginning to be
exploited.

“They say the new law
illustrates a nationwide paradox in public opinion: Although voters tend to
favor protection of farmland and open space, they vote down these protections if
they perceive them as restrictions on personal rights.

The Washington Post has the story. I will find more
on this as it impacts us greatly. Personal property rights must be
maintained.

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