On this weeks “The Road to Liberty with Howard Houchen” show, I interview Debra Medina, former Texas gubernatorial candidate and President of We Texans, about Property Rights and ownership in Texas and the rest of America. For those of us who pay close attention to this most fundamental aspect of Liberty, we understand that the notion of “actually owning property” is rapidly declining and can be considered “DEAD” in many instances. At the very least, we view the current state of property rights as being in severe deterioration. Some may ask what the future holds if we allow more government intervention and do not “hold-the-line” on OUR ability to “OWN” property and roll-back many of the current policies, laws, and regulations governments have imposed on OUR property.
I have a case that provides that magical looking-glass into the future…it is happening in West Australia. The case surrounding the Narrogin Feed-Lot is not at all complicated but it is quite a chore to relay all the details. In short, the hyper-environmentalism lobby, married to a corrupt quasi-governmental entity, sired by a Progressive govetnance philosophy, has just killed any notion that Property Rights extend to a Property owner. What we learn from this case is that YOUR Property, MY Property, OUR Property, can be confiscated even if all laws, regulations, licenses, codes, and political whims are fulfilled! That is exactly what is taking place in W. Australia as I write this and this is exactly what WILL take place here and elsewhere if WE fail to hold-the-line on government usurpations of power.
On Monday, October 25, 2010, a “Funeral” will be held on the step of Parliament House in Perth WA to signify the death of Property Rights in Australia. Those in attendance will be wearing the traditional color of mourning…BLACK…and speakers will eulogize this tragic loss by recounting brighter days. Days of not-so-long-ago when a property owner could make decisons like; I want to make fire-break s as to make more of my land immune to the spread of wild-fires or I would like to drill a well and use the water I find or I want to operate a business utilizing my land (while adhering to every rule in exstence) that produces goods in an efficient and safe manner.
Here is a quote concerning what many are facing: “ …we’re looking to lend the Premier a bit of support in his commitment to taking action on property rights this year. If you have been affected by Native Vegetation Clearing Bans, Groundwater Protection Notices, Heritage Listing, Planning Regulations, Licencing Impositions, or other assaults on what you thought was your private property, come along and lend your support to this important PEACEFUL demonstration.”
Here is a link to “Funeral” and “Burial Ceremony” announcement as well as the place that provides all the details of what has and is happening in Australia:
Ladies and Gentlemen, for OUR boys and girls, WE must not allow OUR government…YOU must not allow YOUR government…to steal this essential element of Liberty right in front of us!!! The struggle for Freedom and the maintenance of Liberty is never-ending and never easy and many times it is never pretty. But it IS NECESSARY!