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Property, Rule of Law & Freedom
Canada Free Press, by Kelly OConnell

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Posted By:tisHimself, 1/7/2013 6:04:57 AM

While in the midst of a wholesale reevaluation of the right to private property, it is timely to reexamine the history of US property rights. What exactly caused America’s unparallelled level of prosperity and freedom? Certainly our economic success then created unparallelled global influence and military might. But what factors allowed America’s stunning growth in economic power in such a short period of time? This economic success was driven by a firm Rule of Law regime which supported the Constitution’s unique defense of private property.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LAW428, 1/7/2013 6:10:30 AM     (No. 9102558)

Two words: Freedom and capitalism

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/7/2013 7:07:35 AM     (No. 9102628)

The left already started this movement with property seizures as part of their "greater good" meme.

They´re also pushing this concept of "the commons"which basically means the whole community has a share in all property,even if the land is privately owned.In other words the government allows you to have a building to render services from but it´s still communal property.

the left is always coming up with these wacky concepts that initially get laughed off,then become law when nobody´s looking.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/7/2013 7:19:31 AM     (No. 9102649)

The only time Obama and Washington politicians refer to the Constitution is when they take their oath of office. After that, forget it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/7/2013 8:17:21 AM     (No. 9102747)

The countries which do not have strong laws to provide protection for property rights cannot attract investors. My daughter in law is from the Philippines and I was amazed to find that they have no system for the orderly transfer of houses (I don´t know about business property). If someone wishes to sell his house he finds someone who wants to buy one and there is a handshake and the so called original owner moves out and the buyer gives him some payment and moves in and takes over the expenses. They try to find friends or family to deal with. I found this out when I had a discussion friends of my daughter in law. Someone had died there and I started with "well, first you have to record a death certificate" , etc. They looked at me as though I was from Mars.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/7/2013 8:22:04 AM     (No. 9102757)

I´d call this a "MUST-READ"!

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