By Rich Kozlovich
Without the right to own property there is no social stability. Doug Hornig noted in a article )which I hadn't really thought out before this) about the dangers of E-Verify (second article down on the linked page),
He states: "Totalitarian states tend not to assume all power and hand it to a central authority all at once. More often, liberty is steadily chipped away, always with some “good” reason for prohibiting this or requiring that. And citizens go along because “it’s a small thing,” or because “I don’t mind cooperating with that if it makes us all safer,” or because they’re frozen by either fear or apathy… until one day they wake up and find themselves living in a cage – a totalitarian state.
The process has been on the move here in the US for decades now. Slowly, the police and politicians – backed by a shamefully spineless judiciary – have eviscerated a Bill of Rights that was once our crowning glory, a watershed document in human history that marked a turning away from the absolute rule of an elite and toward individual freedom."
Although this article deals with something else the principles are identical. Property rights is the very foundation American democracy. The green movement and their acolytes in government are aware of this and work unendingly to end these rights. In Ohio we deal with the Great Lakes Compact. Although there are worthwhile things in it, the Compact also turns ownership of every water source in the states that are part of this compact over to the public.....i.e. the government. Without water rights there are no property rights. Here is the next installment.
This should all be considered a part of the Green and Problems of Democracy series.
Green and Problems of Democracy
Green and Problems of Democracy, Part I
Green and Problems of Democracy: Part II
Green and Problems of Democrcy, Part III
With Our Own Values They Destroy Us.
With Our Own Values They Destroy Us, Part II
With Our Own Values They Destroy Us, Part III With Our Own Values They Destroy Us, Part III
With Our Own Values They Destroy Us; Part IVWith Our Own Values They Destroy Us; Part VWith Our Own Values They Destroy Us: Part VI