We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I'll be glad to risk a disco in the garage next door, and even willing to risk the very unlikely event of someone firing anti-tank missiles near the refinery and bank in order to be free again. Imagine being able to buy some land and build whatever you could afford without having to meet our leader's building codes. And set up a shop to sharpen knives, or stitch wounds, or sell your wares without a license and a handicapped bathroom. Wow, that sounds good to me.
and when I set up, next door, a fish processing factory staffed by illegals and ex convicts you'll pay neighborly visits for tea because your other neighbor is a nuclear waste disposal/supermax prison.
(brilliant idea for knife sharpener/first aide outfit)
I'm not particularly afraid, or even worried, about most things, e.g., cops because they usually beat down the right sort of people when they beat down anyone (in any event, its never me), or zoning laws (because sure as shi'ite don't want an all night free medical clinic on my street), or CC&Rs, or the state of the bill of rights; nor in particular do I fret over the lack of machine guns in private hands.
I'm concerned about political debate that flings slogans and talking points without giving much thought to what they mean. HLM was an educated guy, he knew his statement was intended to provoke reactions rather than be a blueprint of how society should work, because being a provocateur was his calling.
But slogans are easier to shout than engaging in mundane debate over where should be the boundary between private right and public interest.
so if someone wants to live next to a pigsty or build on quicksand, there are still places where zoning regs are unheard of.