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I don't seem to be getting any looks at the other place, so help me out if you could.
Help me with a little civics please. You may have many forms of democracy, but in this country I'd assume that there are protections of property and capital. As an example if 20% for land owners own 80% of the property what fundamental prevents those smaller property owners from passing a petition with their 80% larger number to make the large property owner pay 80% of the cost for an improvement without his permission.
I've been under the illusion that a petition like that would require the owners of 51% of the property to ask for an assessment by acreage, but I'm wrong. There is no statute requiring it. This is socialism just like a mob storming the castle and declaring “The Democratic Peoples Community of Timbuktu” and will never be allowed by the county – I hope. At the grass roots level I've experienced a very rapid “better deal for me – that's fair, because this guy may someday sell all that land and make some money” attitude. Scares me, because that thinking is rooted in socialism.
What prevents 2 guys with $5 each from from saying to a guy with twenty bucks “you've gotta pay 4 fifths the price of lunch” when we're all eating the same thing?
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better attack now.. bring the war to them.. j/k seems like that's how it work but it probably depends on the state/county/parish/subdivision or whatever. socialism, are you scared of it? this country has some socialistic/puritan ideals though.



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I thought this was a thread about some kid who needed help with his riced out Civic.

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I don't seem to be getting any looks at the other place, so help me out if you could.
Help me with a little civics please. You may have many forms of democracy, but in this country I'd assume that there are protections of property and capital. As an example if 20% for land owners own 80% of the property what fundamental prevents those smaller property owners from passing a petition with their 80% larger number to make the large property owner pay 80% of the cost for an improvement without his permission.
I've been under the illusion that a petition like that would require the owners of 51% of the property to ask for an assessment by acreage, but I'm wrong. There is no statute requiring it. This is socialism just like a mob storming the castle and declaring “The Democratic Peoples Community of Timbuktu” and will never be allowed by the county – I hope. At the grass roots level I've experienced a very rapid “better deal for me – that's fair, because this guy may someday sell all that land and make some money” attitude. Scares me, because that thinking is rooted in socialism.
What prevents 2 guys with $5 each from from saying to a guy with twenty bucks “you've gotta pay 4 fifths the price of lunch” when we're all eating the same thing?
I believe the root of the problem you might be experiencing is some now rich guy who split his chunk of property up and sold it to a boatload of poor people without forming a new town or the like. Things like this are usually limited in scope by zoning regulations to prevent one guy from doing this. If you bought and the conditions you describe already existed, well, that's one of those "buyer beware" things. I believe the one man - one vote concept is what is working against you here, and you need only 50.00001% of the voters to make up a majority. There is no means to get the votes or signatures from the acres themselves. Jim
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Civic....If you could b more explisive...what is rong with your civic..?...Is it the engine ore sumthing else?

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