"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816
Why do I publish these posts on a real estate blog? As a military veteran I took an oath to defend this nation. Having put my life in harms way for an ideal I took it upon myself to understand what are the principles behind the ideal and the foundation of those principles. With great alarm I found I have been mis informed about the Founding of this nation and the government that was established for my benefit. The greatest benefit is the private ownership of property.
We have come to a point where the very laws we live by have become foriegn to our nature. The Founders of this nation understood that nature and established a very basic set of guidelines with some strict warnings about the preservation of these basic truths and guidelines. Currently I am a real estate broker and to me that is as sacred as the service I spent in uniform. All rights are established in the right to private property and the free exercize of the right. Today that right is not so free it is taxed and regulated to the point it can no longer be considered free.
The fruits of our industry are attacked by a daily assault of revenue generated for the public good it the total disregard of the private good. It is our duty as citizens to take back and thus guard these rights. The Founding generation put all they had at risk so the common person had the right to pursue his or her own advancement. Today the governmental bodies have put obstacles that make this pursuit very difficult for the common person. It seems the governmental concern is the redistribution of property to suit its arbitrary whim over the population at large.