Tag Archive: property

Feb 21 2016

The Government We Want

We want our government to: Protect us from harm Protect our property Protect our rights Limit itself to only efforts that involve these protections We want our government to avoid: Allowing us to be harmed – war, terrorism, irresponsible behavior and neglect Taking our property – excessive taxation, eminent domain, illegal search and seizure Failing …

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Jan 10 2016

Trespass – Privacy – Third Amendment

During the French and Indian war in America, British officers seized private homes to quarter their troops when needed. The colonists reluctantly accepted this practice during wartime, but stiffened against it once the war was over and British troops remained in the Colonies. The “Quartering Act” of 1765 was passed by the British Parliament in …

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Jul 04 2015

Human Rights and Revolutions

Revolutions involve a rejection of government and usually, some form of overthrowing an existing government and establishing a new one. Most revolutions are fueled by the idea that an existing governing force has exceeded appropriate limits to it’s power and has encroached upon human rights. A factor that was mostly unique to the American Revolution …

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