What Part of “Private” in Private Property is Not Understood?

Monday, April 25, 2005
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From Dictionary.com:

PRIVATE: Secluded from the sight, presence, or intrusion of others.

Designed or intended for one’s exclusive use.

Of or confined to the individual; personal.

Undertaken on an individual basis.

Not available for public use, control, or participation.

Belonging to a particular person or persons, as opposed to the public or the government: private property.

But the mass ninnies, of course, cannot conceive of any private landowner getting in the way of their view, long walk, or otherwise. Michigan, as always, is again facing a mass trampling of private property in regards to its waterfront. How dare a “no trespassing” sign get in their way. This is, and always has been, a result of the pro-democracy, totalitarian mindset. As long as you empower people via a ballot box and easily accessible State power, property is nothing more than an illusion.

Michigan uses the “high water mark” to give public access to private property. Now, conservation totalitarians want to create “splash zones” for trampling rights to property. Says a “property lawyer”: “Our waterfront has always been valuable. We want to experience that connection.” As one who grew up spending summers in Michigan’s far North, on a glorious beachfront where trespassers could not conceive of the notion that we owned the land, I got a grand idea: whip out your wallet and experience the “connection” via your own means of ownership.

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