Nanny-State Madness: Woman Faces Jail Over Veggie Garden | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze

"We only want to help you." Public servants or totalitarian masters? You decide. First up, we have a family harassed by the government over their small vegetable garden. Nanny-State Madness: Woman Faces Jail Over Veggie Garden | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze. Next, we have Cedar Falls government demanding universal keys and unlimited [...]

By | 2011-07-11T19:17:30+00:00 July 9th, 2011|Eminent Domain, Government, Property Rights|2 Comments

Please, For the Love of Humanity, Print this Email

Please consider that trees are a renewable resource. When a tree is cut, more trees are planted. Disposition of private property is fundamental to all rights. ~30 percent of U.S. Land is owned by the federal government, with more falling every year. However, even the USE of that land which is still privately owned is [...]

By | 2012-02-23T00:17:42+00:00 June 4th, 2011|Property Rights, Quotes|Comments Off on Please, For the Love of Humanity, Print this Email

Using Animals to Hurt People

These type of incidents are happening all over the country. Animals are being used as weapons to attack people, ruin their livelihoods, shut down their businesses, turn off their water, and condemn their property. How is it that humans are somehow viewed as extra-environmental beings worthy of less protection than a bug? This is not [...]

By | 2010-09-18T16:51:42+00:00 September 18th, 2010|Eminent Domain, Property Rights|Comments Off on Using Animals to Hurt People

The Great Outdoors Land Grab Initiative

Have you heard of the "Great Outdoors Initiative"? Chances are, you haven't. But across the country, White House officials have been meeting quietly with environmental groups to map out government plans for acquiring untold millions of acres of both public and private land. It's another stealthy power grab through executive order that promises to radically [...]

By | 2010-08-16T20:40:41+00:00 August 16th, 2010|Property Rights|Comments Off on The Great Outdoors Land Grab Initiative

Milton Friedman: Private property central to freedom

INTERVIEWER: Marxists say that property is theft. Why, in your view, is private property so central to freedom? MILTON FRIEDMAN: Because the only way in which you can be free to bring your knowledge to bear in your particular way is by controlling your property. If you don't control your property, if somebody else controls [...]

By | 2010-03-14T21:35:55+00:00 March 15th, 2010|Property Rights, Quotes|Comments Off on Milton Friedman: Private property central to freedom

Property owners are the enemies of the Statist

As such, property owners will forever be under attack whether by confiscatory taxes, regulatory takings, demagoguery, or other means. “The Statist has an insatiable appetite for control. His sights are set on his next meal even before he has fully digested his last. He is constantly agitating for government action. And in furtherance of that [...]

By | 2010-03-14T21:18:45+00:00 March 14th, 2010|Property Rights, Quotes|Comments Off on Property owners are the enemies of the Statist

As property values fall, Taxes keep rising

"Property taxes" in a nutshell mean that you don't really own your real estate -- you just rent it from the government. Property owners are taking action across the country as tax bills continue rising, even as home values have tumbled. Nationally, median prices of existing homes fell 22.3% from 2006 to 2009, according to [...]

By | 2010-03-06T19:24:33+00:00 March 6th, 2010|Government, Property Rights|Comments Off on As property values fall, Taxes keep rising

White House Proposes to Seize over 10 million Acres

By Sen. Jim DeMint You'd think the Obama administration is busy enough controlling the banks, insurance companies and automakers, but thanks to whistleblowers at the Department of the Interior, we now learn they're planning to increase their control over energy-rich land in the West. A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal [...]

By | 2010-03-03T21:27:27+00:00 March 3rd, 2010|Eminent Domain, Property Rights|Comments Off on White House Proposes to Seize over 10 million Acres
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