Diary

Do We Really Have Private Property Rights?

Does anyone in the United States actually have private property rights?
If you said “Yes, of course.” think about it…
Try NOT paying your property taxes. You may be able to get away with it for a few years, but at some point what will happen? The government will confiscate your land/house/property and SELL IT TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER to make sure they get THEIR money, even if you own your property outright!

So I’ll ask again, does anyone in the United States actually have private property rights anymore? Or are we all simply leasing land from the goverment? When they raise your rent, you don’t really have a choice do you?
It hasn’t always been this way, at some point we let them talk us into this situation, find out when and why we let this happen to us.

That being said, I’d be interesed to see what other situations you can think of where the goverment has gained power or monetary dominance over it’s people that we now simply deal with on a daily basis as “Normal”, or “The way it’s always been”
Darryl K