An excellent commentary in todays Orange County Register.
here are some excerpts that sum it up pretty neatly:
The basis of virtually all freedom is the right to private property.
Indeed, whenever you own something, you then are supposed to be free to do with it anything peaceful you want - "peaceful" meaning whatever doesn't violate anyone's right to do as he or she sees fit within his or her sphere of authority
In a free society, of course, people will have wishes concerning the composition of their neighborhood - whether, for example, a bunch of advertising or religious signs are to mar the view. But in a free society, the way such matters are supposed to be decided isn't by imposing the will of some on the will of the rest, even if the former are the majority. That would simply mean a version of tyranny, that of the majority, which is hardly an improvement over the tyranny of a dictator or political party.
Instead, those who want matters to be different should try to find some legal method to persuade the property owner in question to change his or her ways.
Too many Americans have become unrestrained democrats who believe that simply being in the majority renders whatever one decides to do perfectly acceptable. That this would have justified slavery at one time, or the lynch mob, or the destruction of democracy itself