Well played, sir. On another note, do we really own our properties if the city council has veto power over what you build on your own land? Consider, too, the notion of property taxes. Failure to pay them will result in the forced sale of your property. Finally, consider the Kelo decision. The SCOTUS ruled that eminent domain can be applied in cases where a third party can bring in more tax revenue. E.g., a developer can petition the city to condemn and sieze your land because their development will bring in more tax money. With these three…caveats?…does one ever truly own their land?