Posts Tagged ‘property rights’

A “FUNERAL” to Mark the Death of Property Rights in Australia

October 21, 2010
           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:
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fjoannenova.com.au%2F2010%2F10%2Fthompsons-update-protest-in-perth-on-monday%2Fcomment-page-1%2F%23comment&h=1d291
           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!

The Future of Property Rights and the Impact of Hyper-Environmentalism in America?

October 6, 2010

There exists a story, so horrific, coming out of West Australia that every single person who wishes to remain free must be made aware of. This story, like the personal firearm confiscation act of a past Australian government, is the crystal clear omen of things to come here in America.

 I simply urge you to take the 16 minutes and watch these two videos on YouTube which tell the story better than I could ever hope to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgFPDcPr5yA

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WgUJLSbDIM&NR=1

 South Australia Senator, Cory Bernardi, has taken up the issue but the hyper-environmentalism lobby that permeates the Australian Department of Environment and Conservation is not subject to political or public oversight (sound familiar?). The central-planning government currently in place, along with this over-reaching, unaccountable, bureaucracy is literally STEALING productivity from producers and property from lawful property owners. After years of kow-towing to pencil-pushing know-nothings, years of bureaucratic red-tape, filing for government licenses, meeting regulatory standard after regulatory standard, public notices, license revocations, contracts, and outright government deceit…the GOVERNMENT has changed the rules in mid-stream.

Business…producers, the drivers of an economic machine…cannot function in such an environment. The hoops that this family has jumped through, at the whim of government to satisfy government, was for NOTHING! Listen and watch this story carefully, you will see and hear eerie similarities to what has been occurring and what is likely to occur here in America. Government intervention of this magnitude will ALWAYS have deadly repercussions…no exceptions!

Below is a link to a site which chronicles the events surrounding the Thompson’s saga. This link goes directly to Senator Bernardi’s statement in Parliament on 28 Sept. 2010. http://joannenova.com.au/2010/09/thompsons-part-9-senator-cory-bernardi-speaks-out-in-parliament/

I am advised the Thompson family have broken no law, they have no outstanding environmental infringements, they have done everything asked of them by government, they are popular in their local community and nearby towns, and yet they still face ruin. They run a profitable business—or they ran a profitable business. But an over-officious and what would appear to be an overzealous government bureaucracy has cut the profitability of their business and their ability to access any capital.” Senator Cory Bernardi to Parliament, 6:54 pm 28 Sept. 2010

Kaye Beach and I will be interviewing Senator Cory Bernardi on Axxiom for Liberty Radio on October 22, 2010 6:00 to 8:00 pm. www.ruleoflawradio.com.

One last note: The Janet Thompson in this story is from my hometown of Hugo, Oklahoma.  We went to high-school together.  I know her sisters, her brother, her parents.  This family is a model of citizenship (Aussie or American) and service to community…impeccable graciousness and fortitude.  As we say here: They’re just good people

She suggests writing an e-mail to Colin Barnett, Premier of West Australia:

The Honourable Colin Barnett, Premier of W.A.

wa-government@dpc.wa.gov.au