This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the day that the Supreme Court put every property in America up for grabs to the highest bidder. By a vote of 376 – 38, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4128 on November 3, 2005 – and it has remained in the Senate Judiciary Committee untouched ever since. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s time for the Senate to pass this bill NOW
Third Party Watch is posted a blog entry titled Blast from the Past?. It was a story that LP News ran about Neil Randall’s victory in Vermont in 1998 called Neil Randall: How the “lonely foot soldier” got elected – The Libertarian Party’s newest state legislator: Why “we must never lose sight of our goal”.
History repeats. Success repeats. 2006 will be the year we elect Libertarians back to the State House.
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Robin Lane spoke at the ACLU privacy conference this week. She has a very insightful view of property rights and privace.
Lane stated, “I have long associated privacy with a right, a freedom, a form of protection, but what does my right to privacy actually protect? Privacy protects identity. Identity is a form of property, and privacy is the freedom from trespass of that property. No one but me is entitled to make use of my identity.”
Privacy as a Property Right is an issue that spreads across the political spectrum. Liberals, conservatives, and libertarians ought to be able to support protecting our property rights and privacy.
You can read the rest of Lane’s comments on her blog.