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Weekend Reading: The Property Illusion

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 13th, 2013 6:23 AM |

I have no doubt that given the need for sources of revenue by Uncle Sam and other sovereign governments, the topic of “the protection of property rights” will be increasingly brought front and center in the public arena.

We saw this play out in Cyprus just a few weeks back, and we witness another example of this topic just the other day in a WSJ article, Now He’s After Your 401(K).

What some ideologues might view as “equitable redistribution,” other individuals who have worked long and hard for property would view as expropriation without proper compensation.

Do you think that this topic might be reason, if not partial motivation, for the steady stream of firearm sales? (more…)

Obamacare: Taxation by Misrepresentation?

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 29th, 2012 8:54 AM |

Chief Justice John Roberts informed the nation yesterday that the legislation known as Obamacare is viable based upon Congress’ ability to tax. Should it matter that the legislation was not represented to the nation in that manner? That is a point worthy of very real debate for years to come.

While many conservatives in the nation are disappointed with Roberts’ opinion and ultimate deciding vote, I actually think he was more concerned with a larger message, if that is possible. What was he really saying? A number of things including: (more…)

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