The federal and state governments pass handicapped parking laws, and the local agencies enforce them by proxy. No matter how private you believe your property is â€” a small law firm, a dance studio, a picture frame shop â€” some of your property, the most desirable part of your property, must be reserved by order of government decree.
There is a strong symbolizing here, not unlike that associated with a conquering army and its flag. The handicapped parking sign serves as a constant reminder that the state is supreme and may take the first proceeds of anything you do.
Opponents of liberty and the free market would have everyone believe that without government intervention there would be few or no parking spaces reserved for the handicapped. How much better had this problem been left for markets to solve? [FULL ARTICLE]