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When Private Property Isn’t Sacred

March 28, 2013 by  

When is your property not really your property?

When you have it in the bank? When it is land? When you have it in a retirement account? Try all of the above.

People with money in Cyprus banks learned the hard way that their government officials — especially the elites at the EU and the International Monetary Fund — consider money in savings accounts theirs for the confiscation. How else to explain the plan to give savings accounts a “haircut” of up to 13 percent in order the save the criminal banksters? New Zealand saw the plan and thought it was such a great idea that it co-opted it. The word “haircut,” by the way, is government doublespeak for theft.

If you have money tied up in land and you think that land is yours, think again. What happens if you don’t give the king his annual remittance in the form of property taxes?

And watch your 401(k), individual retirement account or pension fund carefully. Our own government is in the planning stages of converting them to Treasuries to fund government. But have no fear. It’s being done for your own good, because government thinks you’re too stupid to plan for your own retirement.

John Adams once said: “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”

Look at Cyprus and tell me that’s not what’s been happening.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Warrior

    See what kind of “calamity” ensues when one can’t pass their “global carbon tax”. Something tells me there is still “time” though.

    • GALT

      ” I know what you’re thinking….did he fire five or six? In all the confusion, I lost track myself. So you have to ask yourself……Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?”

  • Chester

    Actually, that certificate of title to that car actually means YOU own the car. If you fail to maintain all the mandated stickers on it, you may not be allowed to operate it on the roads owned and maintained by the state, but is still YOUR chunk of iron. May come down to the fact that the only thing you can do with it is call some salvage company to come and pick it up, but even then you can find someone wiling to pay you for the privilege of removing it from your property.

  • Wellarmed

    Could not agree with Mr. Livingston more, but it does bring home the notion that this is not just occurring on the Federal level. This is also occurring on the state and local level so far as property taxes are concerned.

    The reason that I find property taxes to be the most vile form of taxation is that one can strive to be 100% self sufficient and yet never have the ability to disconnect from “modern society” due to the continual need for access to revenue in order meet this mandated payment of which will never end as long as one lives.

    Of all the forms of taxation, it is this one that need the chopping block first and foremost to bring back true ownership of property. And as far as another poster bringing up vehicle ownership as an example of true ownership; I say what state do you reside in? Rhode Island, and Arkansas are just two states that I know of that tax you on the state level every year for property that you have clear title to and that includes your vehicles and other assets as well as physical property.

    Most people that I know who intend on relocating to another state, look first and foremost at the tax code and factor that heavily into their decision. Those that do not feel it is important should simply look to states that have a regressive tax code and read the tea leafs.

    • GALT

      Except that that you would have to recognize the “rights” of the previous owners?

      Possession being 9/10 ths of the law?

      If you were wondering what the other 1/10 was…….you may have found it.

      How do you like it so far?

      Due to previous difficulties in comprehension on this topic, please the
      note that 3 of the previous sentences are offered as “questions”…….

  • GALT

    To my greatest and goodest and bestest friend Bob…..

    In my never humble opinion….( although I try never to express myself as offering
    an “opinion” )

    Don’t you think that…..offering “your opinion” with the pretense that it represents
    the “ageless wisdom of the founding father’s ” is a bit of insanity?

    or are you just “sharing”? ( in your quest for PERSONAL liberty, digested? )

    The “love of wisdom” ( philo sophia ) would seem to imply….and this could just be
    me…..that actual (empirical) knowledge would seem to be somewhat axiomatic
    in the determination of what “wisdom” was or is?

    Considering the fact that none of them had an original idea and there wasn’t
    a whole lot of empirical knowledge available at the time……..why would anyone
    who had far more “empirical knowledge” available to them, even present
    these rather ignorant people a source of “wisdom”?

    But mostly I return you to the “original” conundrum…… long has it been,
    and you still remain silent…….

    How does “government” deriving its “just power” from the consent of the governed
    ” to secure these rights”……….secure the RIGHT TO LIFE?

    And since there seems to be a sequence here……life, liberty and the pursuit of
    happiness………can we consider that an ascending value scale, in terms of priority
    as in “life” is primary………?

    Or is it outweighed by liberty…or the pursuit of happiness….yours?

  • GALT

    When you string a bunch of contradictions together, you end up with a ?

    Then add “irony”….top libertarian site, hosted by a “non-libertarian” quoting
    a “federalist”.

    ( waving bright shiny object for w.i.f.i.’s because it’s thursday and this post
    is not about gold, guns or gays )

  • dan

    …this country is becoming more a feudal kingdom that a republic…and you know if you are a serf or just a slave. We need a Runnymeade / Magna Carta moment to reign in those who would be noblemen….or we could just go back to following the Constitution.

  • Ried

    Huh? At least the article makes some sense. Your post makes none.

    What idea are you trying to communicate? Do you agree or disagree that “your mind is not the boss?” (Firesign Theater quote) What is the bright shiny object you are waving? Who are the “w.i.f.i.’s”? (assuming this post is not from your favorite coffee shop)

    Do you agree or disagree with this article?

  • Ron

    You must work for the Government, that about how they explain what they do.

  • Average Joe


    “Huh? At least the article makes some sense. Your post makes none.”

    Of course it doesn’t, this was Galt…but at least it was said with his usual arrogance….

  • GALT

    Wow caught two already……

    “At least the article makes some sense.

    Really? So, you couldn’t answer the question….

    When you string a bunch of contradictions together, you end up with a ?

    What idea are you trying to communicate?

    When you string a bunch of contradictions together, you end up with a ?

    Do you agree or disagree with this article?

    When you string a bunch of contradictions together, you end up with a ?

    Who are the “w.i.f.i.’s”?

    (see hint) But maybe the second one will tell you…….

    Of course it doesn’t, this was Galt…but at least it was said with his usual arrogance….

    Although since he has earned the w.i.f.i. designation, he could have provided
    you with the answer…….instead of failing to saying anything, (as usual ) and
    managing to mess up the “tense” as well.

    Apparently this article “made some sense” to you? While the question did not?
    ( as in you really don’t KNOW the answer to it?)

    Ergo: You didn’t bother to “look” at the article again, to find the “obvious answer”
    to the question, or you couldn’t find what was indicated……because if true
    and if found…… ( even with the irony ) what you concluded, could not be true?

    w.i.f.i.’s are often confounded by questions, and now look what you’ve gone
    and done?

  • Ried

    GALT, you post a poorly written comment, and I ask for clarification. Apparently you cannot or do not want to clarify it, so you must not know what you are talking about.

    Have a nice day!

  • GALT

    No I posted a simple question in the “comment section”.

    So you really didn’t know the answer to;

    When you string a bunch of contradictions together, you end up with a …………?

    because if you did….you just have to follow the “logical sequence”……

    which has now been even further illuminated for you.

    Like I said two w.i.f.i.’s…….enticed by “bright shiny objects”.

  • Billy


  • GALT

    It does? Then I guess your explanation of “what they do” will actually explain
    what every one is doing, to everyone else, who so far don’t really seem to
    understand anything?

    Take your time……


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