Metro Councilor Robert Liberty:
“Ozzie is dead, and Harriet is a working mom,” Liberty said. “What we need are homes for single-parent families who want to live near where they work, shop and go to school.”
The former head of 1000 Enemies of Property Owners (commonly called 1000 Friends of Oregon) wants to build our communities to cater to single mothers.
Never mind that there isn't a reputable study out there that doesn't say that the biggest indicator of a child's success is whether or not they grow up in a two-parent, married, household. (If you don't believe me head on down to your local jail or prison and survey the inmates to see how many had a traditional family)
So is Liberty a success story for the single-parent, urban living, panacea? Hardly.
Robert Liberty's boyhood home on NE Bryce Street, Portland, Oregon
Robert, age 2, with his family, circa 1955
But where is he now?
He lives in southeast Portland, in the Richmond neighborhood, with his partner, Khanh Tran.
I did a screen capture of the satellite imagery of his current house but it doesn't publish well in a small size. Head on over to http://maps.google.com/ and enter the address 3431 SE Tibbetts St, Portland, OR 97202-1846 and click "satellite."
It doesn't appear that Mr. Liberty lives near where he "works, shops, and goes to school" but this hypocrit is very eager to put a stop to the "family neighborhood" and replace it with a sardine can where kids have no yard to play in and the parents are too scared to send them outside anyways.