Posts Tagged ‘property’

Homesteading and taxes

October 23, 2016

I’m using the word “homesteading” in the Rothbardian-Block sense. Spain cannot make a claim on land he does not possess without occupying it, and in any case under the no-coercion principle he was an illegitimate authority because he claimed to own an entire peninsula and then a continent before even possessing it.

Homestead Acts are “grants” by authorities who “claim” the “right” to do the granting based on the use of force or threatened force over an extension of land.

And income taxes ARE a WORSE form of theft than property taxes (which are also theft), because a claim on all your income is a claim that the taxing enforcement “authority” OWNS ALL YOUR INCOME, all the fruits of your labor and all the return on your intellectual and material investment.

That is the definition of involuntary servitude.

So using the commonly understood meanings of “HOA” and of “municipal authority”, the buyer of a property acquired with the condition of joining a said “HOA” is an agreement to abide by the rules as signed. The city government, on the other hand, is a priori (by definition), and would only have legitimate authority over the parties that original voted for the charter or incorporation of said authority.

On everybody else it is a claim of FORCE and thereafter any property or other taxes taken from its “subjects” are illegitimate. Because they are FORCED to abide by rules they did NOT agree to.

Said another way, to answer an ancient philosopher on this subject, I signed no such “social contract”.

Being a Christian forum also, we can safely say that as a rule in this Earth, the MAJORITY IS ALWAYS WRONG. “Broad is the road, and wide is the gate, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be that go in thereat. Narrow is the road, and straight is the gate, that leadeth to life, and few there be that find it.”

Politifact lies: Pants on Fire!

January 11, 2012


Politifact arrogantly claims to hold the corner on truth. A lot of militants that criticize Christians with this same meaningless charge (they themselves are culpable, claiming to know better than Christians) run to their “findings” like this one as if it were the last word on it:

They fall back on the old definition of a socialist as one who believes in government ownership of the means of production and distribution in an economy.

This pretension falls under what we all know is another legitimate definition of socialism, found at, from the American Heritage Dictionary:

2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

And then there is Fabian socialism, a term adopted to refer to the stepwise sneaky way of implementing it promoted by the Fabian Society, one which has been adopted today by many who scoff at the mere suggestion that they are “socialist” while doing all the steps that a socialist would do:

Fabian Society – an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism

And then there is Obama‘s claim to Teddy Roosevelt‘s proclamation of the foundation of socialist ideology, which is the idea that the government actually owns everything you have but lets you “keep title” to what it thinks you deserve to keep:

“The New Nationalism,” Roosevelt proclaimed, “rightly maintains that every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.”

That’s right, Politifact, you are wrong! Busted! Pants on Fire!

And when you play with fire like you have done here, you get burned!

Socialism is better described as theft and plunder, a government taking whatever it wants.