Re "Sacramento River parkway can be real" (Editorials, Nov. 2): I, too, would like increased access to the Sacramento River along the Pocket. But not at the expense of my neighbors' rights.
It may come as a complete surprise to hyper-liberal politicians, but the ownership of private property is just as protected under the Constitution as gay marriage or "medical" marijuana. Riverfront homeowners bought their property in good faith.
Now, because bright "community planners" want to encourage bicycling to work (in a town with 100 degree heat waves each summer) many stand to lose the privacy and peace of mind they worked lifelong to achieve.
It is high time that our so-called public servants remembered that property rights are just that -- constitutional rights, not privileges they can change or cancel at will. All our rights and liberties are a sacred trust that government was created to protect, not raw material for social experiments.
-- Martin D. Owens Jr, Sacramento
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