The abolishment of local control and single family housing in the name of equity

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Julie Reeder
Julie Reeder
When our founding fathers dreamed of creating a country with freedoms and opportunity, a primary freedom was that anyone could own property regardless of their status in life. They had come from a history of feudal societies where kings owned the land. Portions of the king’s land were managed by a noble class who rented out smaller portions to the peasants, who worked the land and paid them in produce and military service. The nobles, in turn, paid the king. People coming to the U.S. from all over the world dream of the freedom to work hard and own their own little piece of land. Then, the idea that you and your neighbors can elect local officials to plan your community and that you have the rule of law protecting you is like “living at Disneyland,” as one of my friends from So
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