Leonard Peikoff Quote

“Contrary to the Marxists, the Nazis did not advocate public ownership of the means of production. They did demand that the government oversee and run the nation's economy. The issue of legal ownership, they explained, is secondary; what counts is the issue of control. Private citizens, therefore, may continue to hold titles to property -- so long as the state reserves to itself the unqualified right to regulate the use of their property.”

~ Leonard Peikoff

The Ominous Parallels

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

That's how socialism works alright.

jim k
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jim k    11/9/10

A good definition of Facism.Sort of like Obama and General Motors.

Elaine, Atlanta

We have to pay property tax on our homes and business locations so therefore property is not truly owned. If the government decides that your property is to become public domain and they can pay you "fair price" in other words what they call fair and not what you call fair they usually succeed at taking it. So explain the difference in property rights when it comes to Democracy, Marxists, and Nazis control of your property?

Elizabeth, Astoria, NY

If I owned a home and wished to have a pool, I would need so much more money to maintain that pool after paying for the pool and any utilities that I would use! Why? Or if I needed one little extra room to put my books in and have a small quiet library for myself, I would have to pay so much more than just for what I would need to build it and more than just for utilities I would use. It does not matter if the owner bought the land and pays taxes for that land already? People in control don't seem to want you to own a house, for some reason...

Mike, Norwalk

The difference between allodium and title is, the first is ownership without threat to confiscation and the second is, a regulated domain, by an owner in fact, granting / selling / renting etc. privilege. Just because the owner of property calls 'title' ownership, it does not in fact not make it so. In the de jure States United, ownership of property without threat to confiscation was once possible. A de facto tyrant has replaced the once representative republic (private ownership is no longer recognized). The difference between communism and fascism was/is that the statist central means of ownership and control under communism was without the tools of corporatism and titles while, fascism uses said structuring tools. The difference between socialism's communism and fascism is merely a philosophy of administration. Depending on the specific advantage, Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin, chooses to use both ends of the socialist stick.

William Henry Harris, Riverton

That which you control, you also own! If you are on the inside, you are favored, and are not subjected to the penalties of control by the State, be it local, county, state, or federal. The U.S.A. is under martial law rule, and is a corporate state. We are not under organic law at this time in our quest for freedom.

John, Westbury, NY

Property rights are a cornerstone of liberty.

E Archer, NYC

America has gone SO far down the wrong road that most Americans don't even know what they have lost. In the de jure United States of America, citizens could own land outright without any right of the government (other citizens) to tax it or trespass upon it. It was the cornerstone of American sovereignty -- each man was a king on his own land. Secondly, the money supply was REAL MONEY, and could not be printed up by the government whenever they 'needed' it -- that is simply counterfeiting and punishable by death. Counterfeiting on such a grand scale means that whoever controls the issuance of new money is ABSOLUTE master. Thirdly, the American's labors were not taxable -- ever! That would be a form of slavery/servitude. Nor could the government dictate what one could eat, drink, or inhale. Neither could the government dictate what is 'good for you' and force you to do it. Americans do not really know freedom, and even chastise those that endeavor to free themselves from the shackles of fascism which is the form of government the US now has. Remember that fascist leaders have always been elected by their people -- democracy must have limits else it is simply might makes right. Someone asks 'why is the government making it so hard to be prosperous?' Because they OWN you and they want a piece of everything you have and everything you earn -- forever! This is the way of the monarchies of old, the emperors of old, and the popes of old. The New World Order is just the Old World Order 21st century-style. And the populace is as dumb and powerless as they have ever been under any tyrant. How do we get our land rights back? How do we get ownership of our bodies, properties, and labors back? How do we stop a runaway government from loading us with more and more debt? Who of our recently elected representatives are going to do that? !!! We are all nazis now, whether we like it or not.

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RBESRQ    11/10/10

Perfect explanation


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