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# Council member: The preservation of individual property

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20 Jul 2010, 13:23
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Council member: The preservation of individual property rights is of the utmost importance to the city council. Yet, in this city, property owners are restricted to little more than cutting grass and weeding. Anything more extensive, such as remodeling, is prohibited by our zoning laws.
Which one of the following provides a resolution to the apparent inconsistency described by the council member?
(A) Property owners are sometimes allowed exemptions from restrictive zoning laws.
(B) It is in the best interest of property owners to maintain current laws in order to prevent an increase in their property taxes.
(C) The city council places less importance on property rights than do property owners.
(D) An individual’s property rights may be infringed upon by other people altering their own property.
(E) Zoning laws ensure that property rights are not overly extensive.

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20 Jul 2010, 14:10
Nice one, noboru!

Thanks for all the questions posted recently. +1 to you!

I got this one correct.
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20 Jul 2010, 14:39
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vbarrozo wrote:
Nice one, noboru!

Thanks for all the questions posted recently. +1 to you!

I got this one correct.

Many thanks.

I guess that some people wonder whether you can share your thoughts and elaborate a bit on this one.

Thanks!
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20 Jul 2010, 14:44
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noboru wrote:
Council member: The preservation of individual property rights is of the utmost importance to the city council. Yet, in this city, property owners are restricted to little more than cutting grass and weeding. Anything more extensive, such as remodeling, is prohibited by our zoning laws.
Which one of the following provides a resolution to the apparent inconsistency described by the council member?

Individual Property rights are to be preserved-According to-City Council.
Property owners can only cut grass or weedeing,
No Remodelling
Remodeling done by others may infringe others land, therefore only grass cutting.

(A) Property owners are sometimes allowed exemptions from restrictive zoning laws.
(B) It is in the best interest of property owners to maintain current laws in order to prevent an increase in their property taxes.
(C) The city council places less importance on property rights than do property owners.
(D) An individual’s property rights may be infringed upon by other people altering their own property.(E) Zoning laws ensure that property rights are not overly extensive.

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21 Jul 2010, 02:45
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Nicely D.

The situation is resolved by explaing a clause of individual property rights

" An individual’s property rights may be infringed upon by other people altering their own property."

Thus activities such as remodeling infringe the neighbours property right.
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21 Jul 2010, 08:16
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22 Jul 2010, 15:13
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noboru wrote:
vbarrozo wrote:
Nice one, noboru!

Thanks for all the questions posted recently. +1 to you!

I got this one correct.

Many thanks.

I guess that some people wonder whether you can share your thoughts and elaborate a bit on this one.

Thanks!

Hi, noboru!

I think that the argument presents an "apparent" contradiction between individual property rights and restrictions to property owners.

Therefore, the only way to solve the problem is showing that this contradiction isn't real.

IMH, it is exactly what answer D does, telling that those restrictions are helpful to prevent individual property rights.
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22 Jul 2010, 21:10
I pick C, but now I understand why D is correct, thanks guys
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28 Jul 2010, 22:32
easy......D ...........Others don't justify why there should be restrictions .
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30 Jul 2010, 22:43
D. I love this one. Got it right =)
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09 Aug 2010, 21:56
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D it has to be
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09 Aug 2010, 22:03
Although I piked C it's quite easy question

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