reply to post by neo96
I should add, I don't believe in property taxes. They are unfounded and ridiculous in my book. Should have made that more clear. However, abolishing
property taxes would not stop multimillionaires from buying up thousands of tracts of acreage, doing absolutely nothing with it, and meanwhile have
the "problem" of there not being enough land in this country to support the growing population...
... when in reality there is enough land in this country to provide land for the entire world population, let alone the American population, if it
weren't for the philosophy of greed when it comes to land ownership;
reply to post by Flatfish
I realize what the system is like now. I don't like it. It is a terrible and unfair system. I believe in true ownership, I just believe as the
government as a mediator in the entire ordeal since obviously - the people en masse are either not responsible enough or have been swindled so
bitterly that the scales have been adjusted so far against the underprivileged that at this point, there is no coming back from it without radical
reply to post by TheWrightWing
Did you stop reading before the end of my post? Go back and read again. I believe in the SMALLEST of governments. The belief in no government
regulation is called anarchy. That doesn't work either. When it comes to a world populated by 8 billion people, and a country populated by over 300
million, when you have limited land and resources there is no such thing as infinite free reign over everything. As populations grow resources become
limited. There has to be some sort of regulation in place to prevent the land and all resources being consumed by the 1% wealthiest in the country.
There is currently nothing in place and we have the wealth disparagement that we have today. It is wrong.
reply to post by bjax9er
Who owns the oil, gold, limestone, groundwater, ect. now? Is it private citizens. NOPE. It was all bought out long ago by the wealthiest in this
country alongside the government and then when the government no longer needed for themselves, they sold it to more wealthy patrons. Out of all the
KNOWN resources available in the land in our country, less than 1% of them are owned by private landowners. The rest are all corporate and business
So is there some kind of difference? You want to act like the current system is sunshine and daisies when whatever you just attempted to throw at me
has just been thrown back in your face. My idea is a step away from the currently completely government regulated system in which you are told flat
out what you can and can't do with land in certain areas. I added that I wish to do away with zoning with the exception of agricultural zones. I also
mentioned the private ownership and selling would be available with confirmation.
These are all things that are currently, UNAVAILABLE in the modern system and would make land ownership more free and accessible to those who are not
part of the current 1% of the wealthiest class of Americans.
As for "what revolution?" the one that has been building up for the last 6 years as people become more fed up and openly outspoken about their
government, and this government continues to be more open about their usurpation of rights from the people. If you haven't followed the times they
you have no right to comment, if you have followed the social outlook over the American populace, or even here on ATS during that time, then you would
know that where once the idea of revolution was mere whispered and laughed at, there are now topics talking about it everyday and there are now people
on the street speaking of it as if it could happen any day. Should you refuse to notice such changes, then you refuse to notice the shift happening in
front of your eyes.
That is the revolution I speak of.
reply to post by ignorant_ape
Well this is one reason I asked for some ideas and input. The numbers could change as the census changes to compensate for population. Growth is
inevitable and as more people are born, there becomes less land to divide between them, whether regulated or not. This is just a reality of life.