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Thread: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?
    It is a right if you can afford it. One of the little thought things that make this country great is... A deed i.e. the right to own property. Investigate property "ownership" in other countries You may be surprised. Often, "ownership" in other countries is nothing more than a life estate or 99 year lease.

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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    If you can pay the bills, yes.

    It will be a nice day to see people have the right to a comfortable and clean home by default. But, we're not there yet.
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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well since owning a gun is guaranteed by the Constitution, where's my ObamaGun? Or BushGun for that matter, shouldn't he have been handing them out on street corners too?
    Using the logic behind health coverage....

    The government is required by the constitution to provide a personal firearm to every citizen.
    US Constitution: Article 1, Section 8

    The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;......

    ....To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;....
    The fact that the government does not provide personal firearms to citizens is a human rights violation.

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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    It's as much a "right" as buying anything else on the open market.
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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Though I checked 'privilege' it is an earned privilege that anybody has a 'right' to, if they can pay for it.
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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    You have a right to seek shelter, up to and including a home. You don't have a right to HAVE shelter provided for you.

    Without a clear constitutional purpose, the government does not (or should not) have the power to bar you from seeking that shelter.

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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Using the logic behind health coverage....

    The government is required by the constitution to provide a personal firearm to every citizen.

    The fact that the government does not provide personal firearms to citizens is a human rights violation.
    Great, I'm expecting the Republican party to pull up to my door with a free gun then. I'll need that to shoot anybody that comes on my property ...well, after that time.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Great, I'm expecting the Republican party to pull up to my door with a free gun then. I'll need that to shoot anybody that comes on my property ...well, after that time.
    I'll come over and wait with you. We can have a BBQ. I'm thinking salmon and steak cabobs with whole roasted onions and mushrooms, roasted cheese-filled jalapenos. Cold baby tomatoes with pepper.

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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'll come over and wait with you. We can have a BBQ. I'm thinking salmon and steak cabobs with whole roasted onions and mushrooms, roasted cheese-filled jalapenos. Cold baby tomatoes with pepper.
    I can't eat mushrooms, but otherwise I'm on board. You'll have to bring some warmer weather if we're going to have a BBQ though.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I can't eat mushrooms, but otherwise I'm on board. You'll have to bring some warmer weather if we're going to have a BBQ though.
    I'm from South Dakota, we BBQ in the snow if we have to. It keeps the beer cold.

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