Monday, April 20, 2015

Letter to Dispatch

Ohio legislators believe Julia Lease's desire to fly a flag trumps the contract she voluntarily signed ("Ohio legislators want to protect flying the Stars and Stripes").  In fact, those busybodies want to "prevent landlords and homeowner associations from restricting the display of the Ohio flag, the American flag and military service banners."

So, in the shadow of the yet waving banner of freedom, these Republican politicians want to abrogate one more property right.

Isn't this the antithesis of the ethos behind the Revolution: the rights of the citizen over an ever-encroaching government?

And isn't it the moral obligation of the state to protect the right of property, not to annul contracts to benefit one over another?

Seems our state legislators have no issue with repeating "a long train of abuses and usurpations."