Monday, July 24, 2017

My First Post

o·pen-mind·ed
[ˈˌōpən ˈˌmīndid]

ADJECTIVE
openminded (adjective)

  1. willing to consider new ideas; unprejudiced.




WELCOME TO Southern Indiana Openminded!

After reading all of the local blogs, there seems to be one thing in common... No one likes change and every idea seems to be a bad one.

This BLOG is aimed at providing a different POV than you might find from the haters on Clark County Chatter (or what's left of it), Hoosier Tax Payer (who bounces back and forth from moderator to hater who has it out for Clark County Republican Leadership), and Roger Baylor's POV over on New Albany Confidential.

Most of what I will write about will be what I hear about going on within the community or what is the hot topic of the day that's not being covered by our local News Tribune.


So what's my first thoughts?

I believe in property rights FOR EVERYONE. I hate NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) people. I believe that if you don't want something built in the corn field behind you, buy it yourself. If someone is willing to risk the investment to do a project that fits the needs of the community, more power to them. Should they be respectful to the neighbors? Sure! That's common decency. But should they bend to every whim of neighbors who just want nothing more than to preserve the status-quo? Absolutely not! That has a name. Well, several actually. Communism comes to mind first. But the newest term I've seen and like is NIMBY.

Don't complain when the same person who is building something behind you is the one who probably fought to build the house you live in because more than likely your yard was a corn field too. Also, if you don't like the new KFC that is being belt, understand why we keep getting KFC's. OR start your own business and take a risk. 

New homes and restaurants are not bad. Do we all agree on what SHOULD be built? No. And that's ok. But at the end of the day, if you don't want something to be built then have a good (and I mean really good not made up whiney) reason for it to be turned down. (Because "I used to play in that field" does not count.)

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/10/13/the-neighbors-dilemma

More housing is needed. But not all housing means 'houses'. Apartments are inevitable. No, a majority of apartments are not Section 8. Not everything can be a park. And even if you don't like the Dollar General being built by your house, the fact of the matter is you will still probably still shop there. That's call hypocritical.