Comment: I don't see it as such a b&w issue

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I don't see it as such a b&w issue

Nor is the Constitution clear on the issue beyond it not being legal to take ownership of someone's property for public use without compensation (NOT that I agree with the current interpretation of "public use" by some states). I don't view everything in terms of the individual. That would be fine if our individual actions didn't have an effect on others, but generally we live in communities. And given that one person's choice of how to use or dispose of his property can affect the value and use of his neighbor's, I'm fine with a town's residents voting for zoning laws that give them some assurance that their investments will be protected. If that makes me not a libertarian, so be it.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir