Friday, July 12, 2013

Private Property Rights: Do They Exist...Really?

If you've been blessed enough to have a mortgage-burning celebration upon paying off your home debt, you know what a proud and exhilarating time that is. Finally...that dream you sacrificed for and diligently pursued for many years, accomplished. It's finally all yours.

Or is it? What would happen if you didn't pay your property taxes?

What would happen if you stopped paying income taxes? Or that vehicle tax?

Would you get to keep "your" property? (Yes, your pay is your property.)

As civil government bloats ever larger, it is increasingly encroaching on our property rights. The hubris is palpable, as if to say,

"All things really belong to the Government, and we're just gracious enough to let you borrow it: your money, your home. Sure, we'll let you live under the illusion of 'private property'...until it conflicts with us - then, we win."
"Oh, and your children? They belong to us, too."


Homeowner Arrested For Not Allowing Police To Use His House For Stakeout 

"According to a lawsuit the family filed against the city of Henderson [NV], the police did not accept Mitchell’s refusal and used a metal ram to bash in his front door and then entered his house without permission.  In fear, Mitchell curled up in a ball on the living room floor as the police shot him and his dog with pepperballs.  Mitchell was subsequently arrested for obstructing a police officer."

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