Friday, March 9, 2012

Liberty, Property Rights, and State Media

"Unless there's a valid, legitimate and compelling public purpose, I don't know why the government owns so much of this land."

Mitt Romney

While I generally disagree with Romney in policy, his words are often at least slightly correct (the same goes with most major players in the political theater). The government has no place "owning" land, preventing its use by the public. Collectivism has its serious flaws, but statism is no substitute for patriotism. 

Large private ownership is also an issue under certain circumstances, but promoting the best public interest through the government's monopoly on violence and the use of force with imminent domain fails to promote individual liberty and personal property rights, which should remain beyond the scope of interference by the government. 

One need not be a tree-hugger to see why this man should not be put in charge of the United States. He says it all in one sentence. He does not accept the idea that serve to ordinary people is a legitimate and compelling purpose.

The problem with this argument is that it promotes the sort of social thinking that runs rampant in states that push socialism on their citizen subjects. Also, one can hold environmental issues in high regard while also being in support of liberty. Romney is just as unfit for the office of the President of the United Sates as Obama, the man with whom he shares so much in common, yet purports to be the best replacement. 

"Is there any long-held, much-cherished American principle that Republicans/Democrats and their media outlets will not renounce? "— Tim Egan

There, fixed that for you. State media on both extreme Liberal and Conservative side are highly biased and promote agendas that are in conflict with liberty minded people of this nation, the majority of which live in the middle, increasingly finding fault with the state media efforts to divide et impera (Latin for divide and rule) the American people. 

Left and Right are both Wrong.

As Ron Paul says, liberty has been lost in this nation for the better part of the twentieth century. 

Wake up, America. 

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