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

    If a home were a "right" then the citizenry would be obligated to find someway to provide one for just about everyone.
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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
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    Jeez...hopefully THIS time I got this poll right.
    I have a better question: Is eating a Big Mac a "right" or a "privilege"?
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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

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

    The opinion that home ownership was a right is what collapsed our economy. Dems in congress forced banks to make sub prime loans based on the "it is a right" theory.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
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    Jeez...hopefully THIS time I got this poll right.
    To own one's own home is a privilege. But for that privilege one must be able to pay the mortgage, the taxes and the upkeep and repair of the home.
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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'?
    Home ownership is "The American Dream". Part of the American dream. But a very significant part. When dream come true, it is not a right, but a privilege.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The opinion that home ownership was a right is what collapsed our economy. Dems in congress forced banks to make sub prime loans based on the "it is a right" theory.
    It couldn't possibly have been all those fly-by-night, one-office financial companies that were making $1200 a pop just to check out a county tax record and file a dozen pieces of paper, while pawning off those crap loans on someone else. Why would anyone want to risk nothing for $1000 profit per loan?
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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    Neither. It is a consumed good.

    That's like asking if computer ownership, or house ownership, or boat ownership is a "right", or a "privilege". It's what the people do or do not wish to spend their money on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's a right in the same way that owning a gun is a right. If you have the means, you can, but the government is not obliged to give you one for free.
    Correct. A right is not necessarily something that is tangibly provided to you. Why some confuse this is mind boggling.

    You have the right to own a home. But if you cannot afford a home then you are unable to take advantage of that right. Why is that so hard to understand?
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    Re: Is home ownership a 'right' or a 'privilege'?

    I'm shocked at the poll. I think people are not understanding what a right means.

    You have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Nowhere does it say you get free stuff. To understand a right, you have to think about what taking away that "right" means. So, if you do not have a right to home ownership, that means that you could walk into a realtor's office and they could say, we don't sell to "your kind". See? It's not a right, anymore. But, if it's a right, you walk into that same office and if they say that, they go to jail, or something.

    Right doesn't mean free stuff, it means you are not impeded by your fellow man from exercising that right. I have personally been on the receiving end of "your kind", so I am quite sensitive to the issue of whether home ownership is a right.

    A privilege means, that literally, no pink polka dotted people could own a home in Pompay. I don't think any of you would agree that pink polka dotted people should be discriminated against in Pompay. That would be wrong. I will defend pink polka dotted people till the end, if that were the case.
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