Our land, our infrastructure, our country — a lot of loose talk

Source: Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs

“You may imagine that because you paid taxes, obeyed laws, or carried out other duties laid on you by the various governmental entities, you have a rightful claim to partial ownership of public property. But these governments beg to differ with you, and they stand ready to back up their own claims as de facto owners with force and violence if need be. In short, mis amigos, you don’t own squat — not the country at large, and not its public lands or infrastructure, either.” (12/06/17)