Category Archives: Private Property Rights

Hispanic ranchers dealt blow in lengthy battle over grazing

A group of Hispanic ranchers has been dealt a blow in their years-long feud with the federal government over grazing rights on land in New Mexico that has been used by their families for centuries.  So you think you have … Continue reading

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Did the Indians Understand the Concept of Private Property?

In spite of the tribes’ habitual use of personal property, and in spite of a clear understanding that ownership in land can be both asserted and traded, the idea that the Indians “did not have the concept of property or property rights,” continues to … Continue reading

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Fifty years after courthouse confrontation, emotions remain raw

The timeworn marker serves as a reminder of a century-old dispute over the ownership of the 600,000-acre Tierra Amarilla Land Grant and efforts by descendants of pioneer families to reclaim the land under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended … Continue reading

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Property owners to Dominion: Pipeline YES, eminent domain NO

Mr Fascism himself, Benito Mussolini once said: “Modern fascism should be properly called corporatism, since it is the merger of state, military and corporate power.” How many Americans died (or were maimed for life) in the fight against Fascism aka … Continue reading

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41 Days And 8 Months Later: Dissecting The Oregon Standoff Trial

Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and five others were charged with conspiracy to impede federal employees from doing their jobs by force, threat or intimidation… “It’s a favorite charge of prosecutors,” said Portland defense attorney Kevin Sali …“When people are involved in … Continue reading

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In West, Feds control land — and lots of jobs

“How can somebody who’s managing my public lands tell me I can’t set foot on them?” asked Briels. “How can they close a road I’ve been using for years, and dictate to the ranchers how they’re going to make their … Continue reading

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Bloomberg: Let Corporations Manage Immigration – Not!

There is only one truly clear and fair solution to immigration:Allow the marketplace to function… It is not hard to do. Get rid of public property that partakes of the “tragedy of the commons.” Allow individuals to own property anywhere and everywhere. … Continue reading

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Do Bundy Ranch Standoff Indictments Mean More Arrests are Imminent?

 This action is leading to justifiable speculation and worries that others who assisted in security operations and who were at Bunkerville to show solidarity with the cause of resolving western land disputes may now find themselves rounded up. Would that … Continue reading

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Executive Summary excerpted from the UT TPL Legal Analysis.

Click here for the full Legal Analysis which is must reading for those of you who live in any one of the Western “public lands” states and also for those of you who are interested in an American history lesson that you … Continue reading

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When City Hall Walks on the Farm

Farms can die with a whimper, not a bang, when the grabbing hands of local government arrive. And with urban sprawl comes Agenda 21 and its zoning commissions and building codes all of which have only one objective–the taking of … Continue reading

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