"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Do Arabs have Property Rights?

"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." 

- - - John Adams

National borders may change over the years, but the
rights of individuals to own private property within
those borders should be protected.

Imagine you are a rancher in Texas.  Your family has been working the property since 1850.  Now imagine Barack Obama and Eric Holder confiscate your land and re-distribute it to the "original inhabitants" of the area. 

Soon, one by one, your neighbor's ranches are being taken by the government for "re-distribution."  Next individual homes are being taken.

Is it possible that Texans might be angry?  It might even be possible they would fight back.

A lack of respect for property rights. 

Property rights.  In a nut shell you have a major reason for the fighting in the Middle East and in many other nations around the world.  This story is not about taking sides in the Middle East with the different nations or peoples.  It is about the property rights of individuals.

A person born in Texas in 1810 would have been a citizen of multiple nations in their lifetime.
  • A subject of the Kingdom of Spain
  • A subject of the Empire of Mexico
  • A citizen of the Republic of Mexico
  • A citizen of the Republic of Texas
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A citizen of the Confederate States of America
  • A citizen of the United States
I am not interested in the flag that may fly on the pole, but in protecting the rights of the people no matter which flag they live under.

So, do Arabs have property rights?  The L.A. Times did an extensive article on a property rights battle in Palestine.  Unless the property rights of all peoples are respected there will be no peace.

"The Israelis want this whole area. Their plan is to force as
many of us as possible to leave," said Palestinian Christian 
Daoud Nassar, who is fighting to hold on to his
family's farm in Nahalin.
"In my view, Israel from the Mediterranean to the Jordan
Valley is a Jewish state", said Mayor Shaul Goldstein

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