by Joe Jarvis, The Daily Bell:
Do you own property? How does it feel to have a piece of land that is yours, that no one can take from you?
Unless of course, you don’t pay your yearly rent, or rather property tax, to the town.
And then of course the government could always just take your land for “public use” providing “just compensation,” a price which will be decided by the government.
Oh and the government could also steal your land for private use, because they decided “public use” can include tax revenue gained from the land.
And if you are suspected, not convicted, of a crime, governments in many states can take your land through civil asset forfeiture.
Do you have water on your land? Even a drainage ditch means the EPA really owns it.
Private property means sovereignty for the individual; something the power elites cannot stomach.
Government Can Take Your Land
You are probably familiar with Kelo v. New London, the 2005 Supreme Court case in which a woman’s dream home was stolen from her using eminent domain, authorized by the Fifth Amendment. Her property was handed over to the private corporation Pfizer. Since the corporation pays higher taxes, that was considered public “use” of the land.
Basically the bigger the business, the more land they can steal, authorized by the federal government.
Some states, like Indiana, strengthened laws to prevent this from happening.
But if there is one thing government is good at, it is being creative in their oppression.
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