Homeownership, just pay off that mortgage and the house is all yours, right? Wrong. You will never be done paying because the house you call your home is not yours.
If you must pay someone money on a regular basis to avoid being evicted from your home, are you truly a homeowner? What if that same organization that you pay money to under threat of eviction also controls your use of the property? What if they forbid you to run a store from your home, or allow a second family to move in, and enforce such with zoning laws? What if they also prevent you from making any significant modifications to the property without their written permission, in the form of PERmit requirements? Is the home really yours?
You are not able to add, subtract, or modify any structures on “your” property without permission from us in government. You cannot use the property for purposes we don't approve of. You must pay us money on a regular basis so we don't toss you and your family out of "your" home and onto the street. Does this sound like any common sense definition of the word ownership? You might hold legal title to the property, but do you really own it in the above circumstances?
What you have is in effect a never ending transferable lease. You Americans think you will someday own your homes in the land of the free. It is in this very land of the free that you don’t even realize what has happened. Your homes have been taken from you. Through a slow erosion of your property rights you have become tenants in your own homes, renting them from their confiscators and true owners, the states and local governments.
In spite of your Federal Constitutions 5th amendment we in government have effectively confiscated your homes and rented them back to you right here in the land of the free, and you didn't even notice!! We deserve even more credit for pulling one over on you because this was the case WHILE we had you all riled up about resisting a Communist (read USSR) takeover!!
You stupid little americans; you deserve to have lost your homes to us.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
- James Madison