Property

Lawyer In Seattle Tax Dispute Says ‘Income isn’t Property’

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2017

Seattle imposed a high earner tax, and both sides are in court fighting for the right to tax or to not to be taxed. The city wants to take other peoples money. The people who earned money would rather not part with it. And in the midst of this fight, the lawyer for the city […]

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Blogline of the Day – Democrats are all about having slaves in naming their annual Dinner

by Skip September 27, 2016

New Hampshire Democrats shift gears from honoring men who owned slaves to men who treated women like sex slaves to be used and/or abused at their whim. –Kimberly Morin She beat me to it on the NHDP renaming their annual dinner from Jefferson-Jackson to Kennedy-Clinton but certainly and perfectly summarizes the amorality of the current […]

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Scott Adams Switches Endorsement to Trump

by Steve MacDonald September 26, 2016
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Dilbert Creator Scott Adams switched his presidential candidate endorsement to Donald Trump. You can read the entire explanation here, but I happen to like the second one the best. It explains the inherent flaw in Democratic Socialism, by which they mean socialism. Socialism (regardless of what name it is given) is a fancy way of […]

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Property

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2016
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James Madison | National Gazette, March 29, 1792 This term in its particular application means “that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual.” In its larger and juster meaning, it embraces every thing to which a man may attach a value and […]

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Speaking of the Rule of Law – shoplifting shouldn’t be against the Law?

by Skip September 6, 2015

Remember, the “right to happiness” was originally “right to property” in one of the drafts of our Declaration.  In the NH Constitution: [Art.] 2. [Natural Rights.] All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights – among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, […]

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“I was more than a little surprised at the tabloid style used by the Villager on July 31st”

by GrokWatch News Desk August 2, 2015

Dennis Hamel | GrokWatch News Desk Preface: Steve Forster had a letter delivered to the Henniker Selectman regarding legal use of his property. The town fish-wrap wrote a front page story in response. Our good Friend Dennis Hamel has written in regard to the Villager’s article. (It will not yet have run in that paper, if […]

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Get a Conviction Before Seizing Property

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2015
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Telegraph Editorial: H/T Kevin Bloom – c/o Facebook House Bill 636 would change the state’s civil forfeiture law to require a person to be convicted before the state could initiate forfeiture proceedings against a suspect. That strikes us as reasonable. In fact, allowing law enforcement to seize property without a criminal conviction – or even […]

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Jeanne “Lien” Shaheen the Debt Machine

by Steve MacDonald October 1, 2014
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And did you know her real first name isn’t even Jeanne?  It’s Cynthia.  (Sin-thee-ah).  Cynthia Shaheen the debt machine works too… Towns in New Hampshire and Maine placed 21 different liens against properties owned by Democratic Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen’s husband, who manages the couple’s real estate business, according to local property records obtained exclusively […]

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Notable Quote; Frederic Bastiat – Perversion of The Law

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2014
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It (the Law) has acted in direct opposition to its proper end; it has destroyed its own object; it has been employed in annihilating that justice which it ought to have established, in effacing amongst Rights, that limit which it was its true mission to respect; it has placed the collective force in the service […]

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Sorry, But The State DOES Have An Interest in Marriage

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2013

The State has a very necessary role in marriage.  A task tied directly to the reason behind the existence of the state in the first place. Let us begin with this.  Why do states, or more generally speaking, governments exist at all?  Government’s are created to tap into the benefit of mutual self-interest.  They exist […]

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Notable Quote: Claude Frederic Bastiat

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2013
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It is not because men have made laws, that personality, liberty, and property exist.  On the contrary, it is because personality, liberty, and property exist before hand, that men make laws. … Nature, or rather God, has bestowed upon every one of us the right to defend his person, his liberty, and his property, since […]

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Obama Stasi Raid Journalist’s Home For One Thing – Walk Out With Another

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2013
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In a less well know act of government vs. Journalists, a freelance reporter who had done investigative work on agencies under Homeland Security, had her home raided in early August.  The search warrant was to look for arms or ammunition that the reporters husband was not supposed to have, but they managed to seize without […]

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Notable Quote: John Adams – On Property

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2013

I could not help but notice how this is very-nearly, if not exactly, where we seem to be today. -Steve Perhaps, at first, prejudice, habit, shame or fear, principle or religion, would restrain the poor from attacking the rich, and the idle from usurping on the industrious; but the time would not be long before […]

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Same Sex Marriage Just A New Tax Dodge for 1%ers?

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2013

True “equality,” when it comes to marriage, can never be anything less than any two (or more) people (or life forms) who claim they wish to be legally joined by marriage, enjoying the tax free benefits of same.   What is to stop any two people from declaring their interest in being “joined” for tax (or […]

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Granite State Fair Tax Spins And Spins And Spins

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2011

To sell you on this Utopian elixir of piss, GSFTC argues that New Hampshire’s property taxes favor the rich, and most recently have sent out a pile of nonsense with some misleading graphs, through Fernald’s email list to make the sale. But as usual it is spun upside down and backwards and ignores one very unassailable fact. New Hampshire has one of the lowest overall tax burdens in the nation because it relies on property taxes.

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