Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Great Tapeworm

Following this [Scott] incident, the government of California realised the need to reform the incentive structure motivating such asset forfeiture. California no longer permits its agencies to use property they seize. Perhaps this will be the first tiny faltering step towards restoring the protection of private property rights, that most sacred obligation of a government.

Illusions abound here.

Government is force. That's the only way it will
survive until it's time to commit suicide. It has no
incentive to protect property, only to take what it
needs to live, i.e. it's parasitic...the world's largest
tape worm, if you will, and as it's grown beyond
any that have come before, its needs are without

It's needs are now more than the host can supply.

If those aging boomer-surfers in the Nutty State,
can't use the property they seized, what has
fundamentally changed ? You're still standing in the
street wearing your scivvies and possibly a watch.

The writer talks much about 'abuse' of property
seizure. How does one 'abuse' a process, an
abstraction? How does one make the process of
theft compassionate?

Best to grab your ass, your assets and vote with
your feet before the whole country looks like
a ghost town after the gold ran out.

See the whole rant.