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Category Archives: Property Rights

The real story of the first Thanksgiving

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

Here’s a way to get rid of all that federal land

The federal government currently owns almost 30% of all land within the United States of America. That’s obscene. Look at how bad the situation is in the western states: The only sure way to fix it is via an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Here’s one that should do the trick: AMENDMENT __ SECTION 1: […]

RightChange steals artwork from @SooperMexican

Behold the douchebaggery of our supposed “allies.”

Thanksgiving: a holiday born out of an early American experiment with socialism

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

Hey, John Stossel, how about some credit?

If you’re going to crib from my work, at least admit it. Look at Stossel’s 2010 video starting at ~2:15 and compare it with my post from 2009.

An early American experiment with socialism

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

Trump vs. property rights

Donald Trump has a very troubling record of eminent domain abuse. Remember the horrible Kelo v. New London ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court? Both conservatives and liberals were outraged for nearly identical reasons — but apparently our newly “conservative” GOP contender is a big fan. Do your homework before you cheer for […]

State government runs amuck, tears out basketball hoops

Look at how arbitrary, dishonest, forceful, and unresponsive a state government can be. This is why we conservatives constantly warn about federal power; it’s even worse. You want context? Here’s your context. That blonde state official in the grey sweatshirt sure is infuriating, isn’t she? You’d hate to have to deal with people like her, […]

An early American experiment with socialism

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

On the loss of $800+ worth of plants

I just caught the lawn care company applying Round-Up to every plant under 2′ tall in my beds. Just lost $400+ of wildflowers, perennials, baby shrubs, and any large plants hit by the windblown spray. No wonder last year’s starts (also $400+) all died too. I’m drafting an itemized bill now. If they refuse to […]

The tragedy of the commons

Do people treat rental cars better than their own cars? Is the office fridge cleaner than your home fridge? Does a public park have less litter than your back yard? Is a government housing project maintained as well as a privately owned apartment building? The answer in each case is obviously “no”, but have you […]

ACORN’s Bertha Lewis: obnoxious idiot

Have you ever seen a more obstinately stupid person than Bertha Lewis of ACORN? More here. Hat tip: Hot Air

An early American experiment with socialism

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

Small town uses eminent domain to oust Wal-Mart

You live in a small town named Hercules and you like its charming, quaint look. Then Wal-Mart buys land in your town, invests $1 million to redesign the property to suit your town’s desires, and gets ready to build a new store. What’s a poor leftist to do? Why, just get the town council to […]

Kelo comes to Cleveland

WTAM just mentioned that the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority voted in support of the City of Cleveland exercising eminent domain to take several commercial properties and turn them over to a private developer. Keep in mind that this vote does not trigger the city’s eminent domain powers; only City Council can do that, not the […]

Eminent domain abuse in Norwood, OH

George Will highlights another clear example of eminent domain abuse in his latest Newsweek column. A few key paragraphs: The Gambles say that when the city offered them money for their house, they were not interested. “We had everything we wanted, right there,” says Joy, who does not drive but could walk to see her […]

Eminent domain gone insane

The greedy politicians in North Hills, NY are using eminent domain to seize a golf course and turn it into … another golf course. Unbelievable? Don’t be so shocked. Hat tip: Club for Growth

Ohio eminent domain task force misses the point

The Ohio task force on eminent domain has released its preliminary report, and it’s missed the most important point of the exercise. I’m not interested in a fairer procedure for the government to use as it takes my home. I’m not interested in a clearer definition of “blight” that spells out exactly when the government […]

Eminent domain questions for Blackwell & Petro

I just e-mailed the gubernatorial campaigns of Ken Blackwell and Jim Petro and asked the following question: Would [candiate name here] support Ohio legislation to permanently prohibit the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes (see Kelo v. New London)? I realize that the Ohio legislature passed a temporary moratorium on this kind of […]

Pack your bags, Justice Souter

This is priceless: Press Release For Release Monday, June 27 to New Hampshire media For Release Tuesday, June 28 to all other media Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice […]