Can You Steal From Government? No? Can You Liberate From Them? Yes.

From: Kirk Woodruff

Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 8:12 PM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: Question on property rights.

Good evening. Does this apply to garbage that is discarded by private citizens once trash is disposed of and collected by municipal trash disposal services? Does that mean you forfeit your property and privacy rights once your personal trash becomes public domain? Is there an informal ‘contract’ of sorts between the citizen and the city and/or society by virtue of the citizens’ taxes? There rests multitudes of criminal and civil cases upon this line of thinking.

I’m looking forward to your reply.

Respectfully,

K. Woodruff

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Dear K:

The way I see it, the government cannot be the legitimate owner of anything. It is therefore ok to liberate anything from them: from garbage dumps, books from their libraries, whatever.

But this applies only to illegitimate governments, defined as those that I’ll never live in or visit. Hey, I don’t want to be convicted of a crime and go to jail.

Best regards,

Walter

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2:43 am on June 27, 2020

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