Monday, November 22, 2010

Protection of Property.Religion.Language

This very cool mural is in the chambers of the Santa Fe County Commission, behind the desk where the County Commissioners sit. I would like to find out more about it - who painted it, who designed all the art work and symbolism and history on it:

The interesting thing to me were the words "Protection of Property, Religion, Language."

We went to a public hearing on Nov. 9 concerning the proposed Sustainable Growth Management Plan for Santa Fe County, and, after many county residents spoke opposed to what the plan could mean for the county, the commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the plan. In the view of many of us, this plan will gravely decrease the property rights of county landowners, and violate the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. And yet their own mural says they are going to protect property.

I don't see that this plan will have ANY positive effect on property rights in the county, so if they violate their promise to protect property, how long will it be before they violate their promise to protect religion and language as well?

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