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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Property and Eternal Vigilance

``Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty`` -Wendell Phillips

The last new Marxist, Hugo Chavez, has embarked on a quest. He, like all communist thugs, seeks to nationalize property in Venezuela, and he has begun a campaign to seize ``unprofitable`` factories and other holdings. Carlos Alberto Montaner has an excellent essay about Marxism and property rights in which he illustrates the real reasons for property forfeiture.

This brings to mind the battle we are currently engaged in over property rights here in America. Everyone knows my views on the matter. The question becomes, where is the dividing line between a desire for crass commercial profit via eminent domain and a desire to rework society for political/social ends. Mr. Montaner sees Marxist confiscation of property as a means of control and manipulation. Most analysts of the Kelo decision see this as a boon for developers, while I see this as having crossover implications-especially where environmentalism is concerned.

How many fundamental rights can be circumvented before we cross the threshold, and allow governments to exercise the control Chavez and his ilk wield?

Hat tip: The American Thinker


TJ Willms from over at Twisted Steel tips us off to fresh atrocities against property rights in Florida (great minds think alike, eh Tom?)

Also, there were some interesting messages which everyone should check out (I`d put them up here, but they were screwing up my formatting).



Blogger Steve Rankin said...

I heard on this morning's news that the local government in Riviera Beach, Florida is moving to seize some property for commercial purposes; this will displace thousands of people.

This once was a free country...

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Blogger Don Bangert said...

I was reading an article at that goes into great detail about the sovietization of America and the implementation of Agenda 21, etc.


By Michael Shaw & Edward Hudgin

Smart Growth is a war against suburbs with single-family houses with large yards and individuals traveling principally by automobile.

George H.W. Bush said in 1992, "It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance"

After reading this two-part article, I more fully understand what has been creeping in the shadows of Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties, Washington. There truly is an ongoing conspiracy to destroy our liberty!

(See: Gov. Christine Gregoire to act on bill to save Little League ball fields at


Private Property May Become Preserved at,2933,124358,00.html for more information)

8:06 AM  

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