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Just because everybody does it doesn't make it right


January 17, 2018

Suppose someone parked in front of your house and walked away into the night, leaving their vehicle there – for perpetuity.

One day you get a call from your neighbor: "You know, you have a car sitting in front of your house and it's covered with parking tickets. We want you to get rid of it."

"But," you respond, "it isn't my car!"

"We don't care," says the voice on the other end of the line. "You're closest to it and it's a public nuisance. If we removed it, it would cost us. So we want you do it. If you don't, we'll take you to court."

If that stirs up a bit of a sense of injustice in...

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