LIBERTY: Gooferment fails to protect property rights

Friday, January 27, 2012

How Much Economic Freedom Do We Have in the United States?
by Andrew P. Napolitano

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The root of economic freedom is the recognition of the right to own private property. That includes the right to utilize it unmolested, to dispose of it without anyone’s permission and to exclude anyone from it, even the government. Suffice it to say, no American president since the advent of the income tax and the Federal Reserve 100 years ago has fully accepted or meaningfully defended that right. The more the government extracts in taxes and the more it inflates the money supply, the more it rejects and assaults property rights.

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There is not a single example in human history of central economic planning producing more prosperity than a free market. The framers understood that. That’s why they wrote a Constitution that prohibited an income tax, forbade the states from interfering with contracts, and prevented the feds from taking life, liberty or property without due process. All those constitutional prohibitions have been nullified by amendment or disregarded by consensus.

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From the diktats (i.e., what the politicians call “laws” and “regulations”) that deprive folks of their property, to the taxes and inflation to just steal their wealth, we have no property rights.

In New Jersey, the real estate property tax mostly to support the Gooferment Skrules turns owners into defacto “renters.

How can you think we are free?

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RANT: The police need some moderation

Monday, January 25, 2010

Death by Checkpoint: A Murder in Massachusetts

via Blog by William Grigg on 1/24/10

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Kenneth Howe of Worcester, Massachusetts was beaten to death by police last November 25. This is the official conclusion by the Essex County Medical Examiner, who ruled that the official cause of death was “blunt impact of the head and torso with compression of the chest.” It is profoundly doubtful that the killing of the 45-year-old Howe– carried out by a swarm of 10-20 tax-feeders at a “sobriety checkpoint” — will be prosecuted as a criminal offense of any kind, let alone murder.

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The murder of Kenneth Howe at an East Berlin-style checkpoint in Massachusetts is a sobering illustration of a principle none of us can afford to forget: While government cannot produce anything of value, it excels at making “criminals” out of innocent people, and corpses out of living human beings.

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On Jan 25, 2010, at 9:05 AM, LUDDITE wrote:

I admit that some of the articles you send are devastating and sad. But I have to believe in the scheme of things it’s just like reporting on the wars…you only see the bad news in the media and hear nothing of the good. You have probably sent me 50-100 articles…they are likely tens of thousands of good endings that no one reported. It appears to me to just represent a microcosm (?sp?) of the bigger populace….we area more angry, more sinful, more violent bunch of people than we were 50 years ago.

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The gooferment is force. And, that is the root of the problem.

In a system of “law and order”, the police are out of control. If you were examining a manufacturing process’ sample, where the incidence of defects is SUPPOSED to be zero, that had a large number of true positive defects, you’d designate the process as out of control. You wouldn’t blame the sample or say that the defects were acceptable because the process was turning out lots of good stuff.

Would you?

I would quibble that the media really only reports the most egregious examples. If they don’t have video, they don’t cover it. Unless there are 51 shots in minutes, (indicating that some had to reload), they don’t cover it.

And, we don’t see all the “little intrusions” into our lives, where we are “scared” into compliance. Argh!

No, I think the police, and the militarization of the police, is unacceptable. The corruption of the political class by money is unacceptable. The failure of civic virtue in the people, as evidenced by 51% are takers, is unacceptable. The failure of the currency, as evidence by all the unfunded gooferment “guarantees” like SocSec, is unacceptable.

We have so much that I find unacceptable, I just don’t know where to start! So I’ll start by convincing you. :-)

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We’ll see if I can convince LUDDITE! I r an injineer; not a politician.

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RANT: Innocence should ALWAYS be grounds for an appeal!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Series Profiles Dallas DA’s Efforts to Find Wrongly Convicted

Radley Balko | March 29, 2009, 10:29am

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Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins—a former defense attorney—has garnered national headlines for his efforts to uncover wrongful convictions in his jurisdiction. He’s actively working with the Innocence Project and with Dallas defense attorneys to seek out possible injustices perpetrated by his predecessors in the DA’s office.

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Yeah, another myth. Better one innocent man go free?

And, the gooferment’s justice system is about “justice”!

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