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Tough Sell
By Chris Elliott


August 29, 2007

Mr. Bergeron: I appreciate the civics lesson. Perhaps you can enlighten me a little more. What do you call it when an oligarchy (like the sponsors of the jewelry store initiative) decides that the ownership rights of a specific minority (like the Newtown property owners) should be put to a vote? Wikipedia defines ownership rights as follows: Right of ownership is associated with property that establishes the good as being "one's own thing" in relation to other individuals or groups, assuring the owner the right to dispense with the property in a manner he or she sees fit, whether to use or not use, exclude others from using, or to transfer ownership. I encourage anyone who favors this initiative to meet with any Newtown property owner, face-to-face, and justify this attempt to usurp the rights of that owner. It's a tough sell.

Chris Elliott
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 29, 2007 - Published August 29, 2007

About: "Newtown property owner"

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