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> No Private Property in the American Empire, Sierra Times

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Posted: Sep 17 2006, 09:54 PM
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No Private Property in the American Empire
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Al Benson Jr.
Every year in various parts of the country there is a big fuss over property tax reassessments. Property is usually reassessed upwards and often people find themselves, on fixed incomes, trying to pay $3,000 or $4,000 a year in property taxes when their initial payments were somewhere in the neighborhood of $400.00 to $500.00 per year.

Of course the main contention in all of this (though not outwardly stated) is that the state really owns all the property anyway. You may have paid the mortgage company multiple thousands of dollars over the years for your home and you may even have a "deed" saying you "own" it, but just try not paying the state's yearly rent, via the property tax, for a couple years and you will soon discover who the real owner is.

The real owner is the one that can send in the sheriff to seize "your" property and throw you off it should you choose not to pay the state's rent for the use of it.

Until people begin to understand this aspect of the property tax game they will never grasp what it is all about. Private property, as we understand that term, does not exist in this country today. The empire owns it all. It all belongs to "the government." They'd like to own our souls too, and while they haven't quite figured out how to do that completely, rest assured they are working on it daily. Government education is a part of the soul-stealing game.

Even writers of fiction seem to understand this better than most folks. I recently read a book called "Outlaw" written by a Warren Kiefer. Mr. Kiefer is an interesting writer, having done fictional stories on a number of various subjects, although I have only read this one book by him. Though the book was fascinating, I can't recommend it for all ages. His descriptions of bedroom scenes and other such related subjects was something I could have done without, and his book would have been just as good without them. Nonetheless, Mr. Kiefer manages to get his point across, despite some things I would rather he left out.

The book involved one Lee Garland, who started out in life as a part-time cattle rustler on the Mexican border, wound up in the Spanish-American War, became a banker and an oil baron in Mexico respectively and he ended up as ambassador to Mexico after Obregon got into office, as Mexican Marxism began to become institutionalized rather than just being practiced by bandits and revolutionaries such as Villa and Zapata.

In his declining years, Garland retired to his ranch near Eagle Nest, New Mexico, to live out his remaining few years. Interestingly enough, there is a real Eagle Nest in Northern New Mexico. My wife and I have been through it on two or three occasions and it really is a beautiful place. But, as it turned out in the story, the military-industrial complex decided they needed Mr. Garland's ranch for some important government purpose and so they decided to remove him, gently if they could, forcibly if they had to. But, you see, Garland, in the book, was one of those relics of the Old West days that still thought that property with his name on it really belonged to him--and he was willing to fight to keep it. In the book, Garland not only lost his property, but his life as well and as he lay dying, on his way to the hospital, there was a federal agent there reading him his "rights."

Although "Outlaw" was a work of fiction, I had the distinct impression that the author understood the significance of what he wrote about. You had to read between the lines a little, but the message was there if you really looked--anyplace you go in this country you only get to stay there as long as there is some branch of the government that is willing to let you, or if they don't need "your" land for some "compelling government interest."

People in New London, Connecticut learned a little about this last year when the Supreme Court informed them that the city can indeed come in and take "their" property if it thinks it has a better use for it than they do.

Many, if not most, have been taught that the Northern victory in the War of Northern Aggression "preserved the Union." What it really preserved was the government's right to do whatever it wants and to take whatever it wants no matter what.

So, begin to rethink the premise of the property tax. It is not really a tax on your property at all. It is the yearly rent you are forced to pay the state for the use of their property. And by "state" I mean whatever governing body deals with this--the county or parish or whoever, it's all government! This is nothing more than fascism. It's much more efficient than communism, where the state claims it owns it all, but then you are responsible for caring for it all.

Under the fascism we now live under we take care of all the upkeep and maintenance on "our" property while the government decides what we can do with it and when. So, which is more important, he who has the temporary use of something or the one that can tell him what to do with it and then ultimately take it away if the yearly rent isn't forthcoming?

Think your "deed" will protect you?

Just forget to pay your yearly rent on "your" property for a long enough period and you can use your deed to light your cigar with as the sheriff tosses you off "your" property.

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