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Every so often it’s a good idea to take stock of the threats facing the modern world. Any student of history will know that this analysis is going to be grim. Take a deep breath and read this for a few minutes. After that, you may need a stiff drink!
Landowners Concerned about Property Rights in Houston County Minnesota has become an example that other property rights groups are following. Finally, someone is leading the way to an effective answer to the arrogance of government-imposed land use planning. - Henry Lamb
To this standing of the Fifth Amendment on it’s head, Justice Clarence Thomas dissented, noting that famed jurist William Blackstone wrote that “the law of the land ... postpone[s] even public necessity to the sacred and inviolable rights of private property.” Wrote Thomas: “The Framers embodied that principle in the Constitution, allowing the government to take property not for 'public necessity,' but instead for 'public use.'" - Dennis Behreandt
Communist China is the world's top producer of illegal copies of music, movies, software, designer apparel, medicines, and other U.S. products. Chinese agents stole or illegally bought high-tech, electronic, military, and communications systems. The longtime consensus among government and business elites has been that as China became richer, its interests would become more like ours. Events didn't work out that way because China is a Communist totalitarian country striving for military and economic superiority.
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