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Using the Constitution Series: Speaking with a Communist

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Does private property exist? If we own property, may we alter it as we see fit? Recently, while discussing property rights, a whole new argument arose…Communism. Are individuals able to exercise private property rights or does government control property? The first time I encountered this debate was with a libertarian’s husband who felt because we pay property taxes, we don’t ...

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Cops Investigating Complaint get kicked out of a Garage Sale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_vv3xYwwb0 Most people are congenial when they have contact with their local police. Granted we get annoyed when we get pulled over for speeding or we see a cop parked on patrol in our neighborhoods, but most of us realize that the officers are just doing their jobs to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe.   And then there are ...

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Is this house big enough to hold my ego?

The Palace of Versailles remains a magnet for the pretentious.

Even a property–rights conservative must admit it’s always an ominous sign when a prospective neighbor decides to give his soon–to–be–constructed house a name. There’s nothing that screams “Arriviste!” like a billboard in the front yard trumpeting the fact that your new home is so large it merits a title and will be petitioning for a Zip Code. So it came ...

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Sesame Street: There is such a thing as a free lunch

The Obama economy is taking it’s toll in unexpected areas.  Now even one of the Muppets is going hungry.  Oh wait, it’s not PC to say she’s going hungry.  She’s “food insecure”. The difference is really important because referring to her as hungry might make people think she doesn’t have enough food to eat.  By calling her “food insecure”, everyone ...

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Fort Monroe, Property Rights and Communism

“In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.” – Karl Marx, the Communist Manifesto Most people at the Hampton Roads Convention Center were enthused to make Fort Monroe, Virginia a National Park, especially the Conservation Groups. An elderly lady demanded the federal government confiscate over two million acres of ...

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