Seattle Trying to Ban Land Ownership in Name of Equality
by Rob Richardson, Off Grid Survival
I’ve written about it many times in the past. The once great dream of owning your own little slice of land, living your life without having to worry about paying rent or relying on the government is gone. The American Dream is literally turning into an American Nightmare, as tyrannical politicians seek to limit your rights to own land.
Seattle, Washington may be one of the first major cities in the United States to outlaw land ownership for families.
According to a draft letter obtained by the Seattle Times, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s advisory committee on housing is currently drafting a set of rules that will ban single-family zoning in Seattle. Part of the draft reads: “We can still be a city for everyone, but only if we give up our outdated ideal of every family living in their own home on a 5,000 square foot lot.”
Just like everything these days, so called “racial injustice” is being used to push the land ban. According to the idiotic Seattle housing committee, owning your own piece of land no somehow makes you a racist.
The draft letter says that single-family zoning has “roots in racial and class exclusion. The zoning remains “among the largest obstacles to realizing the city’s goals for equity and affordability.”
So owning your own home, on your own piece of land, now makes you a racist who is holding back equality. You really can’t make this stuff up; it’s like we are living in Bizarro world!
The housing committee of citizen volunteers voted 19-3 to recommend replacing single-family zoning with a “lower density residential zone.” This means the single family home would be a thing of the past in Seattle, replaced by apartment buildings and housing projects — Because nothing says diversity like piling a bunch of people into low-income housing projects.
These people HATE Freedom and Self-Reliance
If you don’t realize what this is all about, let me spell it out for you. These people HATE Freedom, and they HATE the Self-Reliant lifestyle.
The government, at every level in this country, has become corrupted by power hungry politicians who are desperate to control every little aspect of your life, including where and how you live your lives.
They hate home ownership because it allows you a small slice of freedom; the chance to live your life without the government butting into every little aspect of what you do. They want a bunch of dependent drones piled into government approved housing units, who they can then control and dictate policy to.
It started years ago, when we started allowing these unconstitutional government zoning boards to bully us into letting them say what we can and can’t do on our own land.
From the WWII vet who was forced out of his 88-year-old family owned grocery store, to the 76-year-old Marine Veteran who lost his $197,000 home over a $134 property tax debt, to the heartbreaking story of Andrew Wordes who took his life after code enforcement teams seized his home, to the Off-Griders in California who were threatened with arrest for daring to live an off the grid lifestyle, these stories highlight how out of control these government thugs have grown.
Over the last couple of years we have covered story after story detailing how the American Dream of Home Ownership has become a literal American Nightmare. From giant corporate entities using eminent domain to steal people’s homes, to the federal government using the EPA to claim the nation’s waterways and private land, it seems homeowners and freedom lovers are under attack from every direction.