Attitude of privilege prevails on key
Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 1:00 a.m.
It is incredible that the residents of Casey Key expect that they should be able to do things that others can not. Why should we change our ways now? It's served us well, so far. Cutting mangroves, destroying sea grass beds, building too close to the water, and using excessive amounts of water are things that we all are prohibited from engaging in. We're not concerned with what 'we all' can or can't do, it's only 'us' that we worry about. No one gets a free pass because of wealth. Ha, ha; good one! These people cry about being denied property rights, yet they thought it was perfectly proper to deny the property rights of the owner of the Casey Key Fish House because his business did not coincide with their vision of what should be allowed to exist in the neighborhood. No kidding; he lets 'ordinary' people in that place. The nerve of that guy!
I suppose that if Casey Key should become a city unto itself, the residents believe that they would have carte blanche to do as they saw fit, unfettered by the laws that govern the rest of us. Why, yes, we not only believe that, we live it! Look, we can either buy your government or we can buy our own government. Doesn't matter to us, it all works out the same. It's a shame that that is not the way the world works. ".....don't stop believin'...."
Wow, I wonder what the world that this guy lives in looks like, 'cause this is what the real world that the rest of us live in looks like this: