Attempts To Remain Unfazed: Failing
I Just Can't Keep A Poker Face
By Pejman Yousefzadeh Posted in Featured Stories | State Politics — Comments (35) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
I try my very best to keep the level of surprise, shock and astonishment I feel about certain issues of the day under control. I'd like to think that I have anticipated various arguments on certain issues. I'd like to believe that I've read enough, studied enough, learned enough about the controversies of the day to prevent myself from being taken aback that such controversies exist, that they are controversies to begin with. I do what I can to accommodate and respect the belief that my views are not the only game in town.
That having been said, there are certain controversies whose mere existence just leave me gobsmacked. One is that we should actually argue over the common sense belief that if government engages in a taking of land, the landowner ought to be compensated. To me, it is only natural that government should compensate in those situations. Quite shockingly, others see the matter differently.