“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Without property rights, there are no rights

Thomas Jefferson observed, "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny".

In Tulsa, the city government decided that based on the power of one neighbor's complaint, a woman's entire garden of edible plants, herbs, and fruit trees needed to be cut down, though she was not in violation of any city ordinance. City-employed thugs came onto her property and destroyed the plants she harvests for medicine and food without giving her any opportunity to protest or have her case adjudicated. 

Since when did government become so all-powerful? Since when did public officials assign themselves arbitrary dominion over other citizens? I hope this woman sues the city into insolvency, just to make a point to any other busy-body tyrants who think they themselves make the laws.

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