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Landlords speak out against proposed expansion of city's rental licensing program

It isn't about safety. It's about power and control. Government has shifted much of its attention away from defending and protecting toward monitoring to control ordinary citizens.

January 8, 2013 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Landlords speak out against proposed expansion of city's rental licensing program

I was told by a city commissioner that the city already has the tools for code enforcement. He then went on to explain that licensing is not about code enforcement but about the city expanding its influence on the people of Lawrence. The rationale is that we have to be watched in order to be kept safe. The City of Lawrence is big business with expansion plans.

After all, when someone is born in Lawrence, its at the city owned Lawrence Memorial Hospital. We drink water, have trash, sanitation & transportation sevices, enjoy recreation, play golf, and drive on streets provided by the City of Lawrence. Internet service will be next, along with licensing and when we die, we will be buried in a cemetery owned by the City of Lawrence.

The City of Lawrence is stealing our rights in the name of protecting us or as a cover for controlling us. You could compare it to a parent telling a young child that the medicine might taste horrible, but it's for the child's good. We are regulated, restricted, socially engineered, and constantly watched. Our lives are being limited and directed in ways that benefit government but put individuals at a disadvantage.

January 8, 2013 at 9:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )