Banning Short Term Vacation Rentals Is Curbing American Freedoms - And Response

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I do not offer short term rentals in my home but I am at a complete loss to how, if my neighbor chose this, it's been proven to be a harm to me. 

I don't have the right to dictate how my neighbor chooses to live because I fear possible harm but only proven overwhelming evidence that it will. 

Without true data then people should elect government to ban all dogs, all workers to neighbors homes, all outdoor grilling, all gun ownership, because they could potentially cause harm, the list could be unending. 

Please don't allow America the free to have an asterisk which reads ...if our government allows or if our neighbors agree with our pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  We once had widows or woman with  children in order to survive  take in borders.  Today we feel we can take away our neighbors rights because of fear or because we don't agree. 

Prove conclusive harm or let us all live free.

Dan Shaughnessy
Hixson

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Thank you, Mr. Shaughnessy, for being a freedom fighter who speaks the truth about the government constantly stealing our freedoms.  I agree wholeheartedly with you that an owner of a property should have freedom to rent out that property on a short-term basis. 

The people in the government and the hotel/motel owners don't agree.  They will tell a bunch of lies about protection of the public, but their actual motivation is money.  The hotel/motel owners do not want any competition that will take heads out of their beds.  The government is worried that someone will pay to stay in a house and the homeowner will not pay any taxes on the rental. 

If we continue on this path of losing our freedoms, there will come a day when we cannot grow a backyard garden because this will decrease the sales volume of Food City or Publix or Food Lion and decrease the sales tax collection from the food that we grew instead of buying.  There may even come a day when we are not allowed to collect rain water in a barrel to avoid the water company or the WWTA. 

People, please wake up and protect our freedoms that are being stolen by the government and the robber-barons of corporate America. 

Octavia Washington
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