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I love home. Being at home is one of the simple joys in life, especially for a homebody like me. Even before I owned my own home—when I was a lowly renter—I cherished time in my little pre-deluge bungalow.
Owning my home has made that appreciation even deeper. As I am sure I have written before, I can understand why the Framers of the Constitution required property ownership as a requirement to vote. Sure, I understood it in the abstract before I owned my house, but the wisdom of that prerequisite became real once I became a homeowner. There is an immense pride that comes with owning a home, and with it, a protectiveness: a desire to guard that investment, and to nurture it.
Few people with that sense of protective pride would squander their rights easily. I understand why that is better than ever.