IF YOU CAN’T CONTROL IT – CAN’T DESTROY IT – AND IT DOESN’T HAVE A BOUNDARY YOU DON’T OWN IT
As this year comes to a close, everyone in a hurry Christmas shopping, and Congress working overtime arguing over how to confiscate more of your Property (money). I was impressed at the comments I received from article 489, titled “Zero With a Zero on Either Side, Principle of Ownership and Contracts.”
Not the least of which was more than one technological company who included a link to my article on their websites. Clicking on their website, I read, “Info technology solutions has 105,000 employees worldwide, with sales of 4 billion dollars.” WOW!!, I thought what a nice gift of advertising my website, by their interest and link to this article.
Because I do not have advertisers to increase my traffic, I’m especially grateful when readers and bloggers assist by including links to my website on their articles. Because the philosophy of Ownership is one of my favorite subjects, and from where I sit consider the understanding of it to be of great importance, specifically because the War of Ideas we are now in, has a basis of ownership of property.
For anyone who doubts this, take a look at political government debt, and the trillion-dollar spending bill Congress just shelved until next year, when it will be debated again before Congress. The massive debt, large government budget, and upcoming trillion-dollar spending bill is all about your property (money). It’s not about their property, because government has nothing until it first takes from someone, and that someone is you, the workers and producers in this country.
Accordingly, “It’s elementary, dear Watson,” the debacle in Washington relative to passing laws is all about your property. And in this connection should be of interest to every American Citizen. Therefore I suggest when making a New Year’s resolution, you include a notation to take a greater interest, next year in the proposals to take and disburse your money.
I’m going to backtrack a bit, because in the 490 articles posted I have written a great deal about ownership, economics, universal law and contracts.
I have written about my first class in economics. When asked what I knew about economics, I replied, “If your outgo is more than your income, your upkeep may become your downfall.” That was a long time ago it seems, however this great nation is on the verge of collapse for that very reason. Which I’m sure my professor must have thought a rather absurd oversimplification for a response, at the time.
Now I’m no expert on anything, and I’ve never been able to prove anything to anyone. And quite frankly, what I learned about economics came mostly from my mother, whom I thought growing up could squeeze a nickel until the buffalo hollered, during those days of the first Great Depression.
Furthermore it’s my sincere belief that the moral imperative is we must acquire a better understanding of the difference in Principles and value judgments, ownership of property, and Universal law, if we expect to reverse the direction this country is currently headed in.
So we begin with a recognition of ownership of ourselves, and Freedom is self-responsibility and control. And the biggest problem is we have tried to relinquish that by allowing government to own that which belongs to us, and in return expectations, “they” will be responsible. However it is in actuality, non-transferrable, without results of bondage.
We are endowed by a Creator with certain inalienable Rights as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. And those Rights of Ownership are not because these documents say so, but come from a Higher power. They are written words which simply express Universal law of Ownership of ourselves. No other entity can think for us, digest our food, breathe and decide for us. Only each individual is responsible for those very obvious things. And they apply across the board for all living human beings.
In the natural order of things on this Universe, Nature is always going to have its way, sooner or later. And it’s in the natural of order for us as human beings to be responsible for ourselves and our actions. Non-transferrable. And it’s in our attempts to transfer this self-responsiblity, which has led us to this brink of collapse. And it’s in the actions of those in the seat of government, who continue to defy this, and fix the problem by more of the same, which has landed us where we are today.
Therefore the question is, why have we allowed these conditions to take place? Why have we abandoned the self-responsibility of freedom, in favor of this system of thievery of property? Why is it we think other human beings with a lust for power over our lives, are better equipped to make decisions for our lives than we are? We have fallen for the trap of propaganda, with the results we face here at the end of 2010.
Yesterday, looking through a box of papers, I ran across a playbill for the show “Evita” which I saw at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta some years past. A show about the Socialist regime of Eva and Juan Peron in Argentina, who established a totalitarian socialist government for that country. A stage show and movie about their lives and lust for power and how they enslaved the people of that country. Epitomized in her song, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” when Eva Peron was dying. Are we going to be singing, “Don’t Cry For Me America” when the last vestige of Freedom has been taken and given away? And how soon will that be with another trillion-dollar spending spree, upcoming in 2011?
Last night we saw the winter solstice, lunar eclipse of the full moon. A happening the first time in 400 years. An event of the natural order of the universe, resulting in total darkness for a short period of time. An awesome phenomenon. Was that some kind of omen, that it’s time to wake up to the shining light of truth? Do we want the light and beauty of freedom, instead of the darkness of the bondage of Socialism?
Is the U.S. Constitution a document of laws, an oath all elected politicians swear to, a contract they make with the American people to uphold? And has it been upheld or ignored and squandered? Is the disregard for it tantamount to a lunar eclipse, by dimming the light of freedom?
Personal Freedom and private property ownership are not some things any government ever gives to the people, they are a state of being fought for by resistance to political governments, and require “eternal vigilance.” The amount of loss of freedom we experience today, is the proof we have not been vigilant.
It is something we cannot look to others to regain and sustain, instead we must individually, look within ourselves for answers as to what we should and must do to regain. We can only find answers to the problem and solutions by an understanding of property ownership.
A few days ago I heard an economist say on a TV interview, we are not taxed on wealth, only on income. I stayed awake thinking about that statement. Thought about the example of one buying a home and paying off in twenty years, with the deed in hand. One might reasonably assume the paid-for home is in his portfolio of wealth acquired.
Then what happens? Annually one must pay property taxes, must pay taxes on the heat that warms and cools. Must pay taxes on his means of communication while living in it, the telephone. Must pay taxes on every loaf of bread and all other groceries to survive living in it. Then taxes on every gallon of gas he buys to go to a job, to sustain his life in the wealth he acquired. Plus income tax on his salary required to sustain upkeep of his house. Therefore the upkeep on the wealth he acquired having a home he paid for, is taxed wealth. Hence I concluded, this notion that we are only required to pay taxes on income and not wealth is delusional. And it’s this kind of propagandi we have bought into believing, which has brought us to this brink.
Here’s a quote from Leonard Peikoff: “Contrary to Marxists, the Nazis did not advocate public ownership of the means of production. They did demand that the government oversee and run the nation’s economy. The issue of legal ownership they explained, is secondary; what counts is the issue of control. Private citizens, therefore, may continue to hold titles to property–so long as the state reserves to itself the unqualified right to regulate the use of their property.”
It’s a daunting task we face.
LET FREEDOM RING
JUST ME AC