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Links 1 through 10 of 40 by Peter Cresswell tagged Common_Law

Surprise, surprise. This is a power station project mugged by economic reality -- or more accurately, political reality, which is to say, unreality. Strangled by the twin fictions of global warming and the need for carbon charges to fight it (and all the

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The purpose of the Foreshore and Seabed Act was to remove the opportunity to prove ownership of unowned tracts under a common law process. This is a right should not have been taken away. The Act essentially nationalised whatever property rights existed i

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I haven't commented yet on the Maori Party's plan for a Private Member's Bill promoting the repeal of the Foreshore and Seabed Act, and the reinstatement of the right to appeal for common law recognition to property rights in seabed in foreshore.

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Over the past fifteen years, Houstonians have witnessed nearly constant attempts to place controls on the use of private property. These efforts have taken many forms -- restrictions on billboards, prohibitions on indoor smoking, the landscaping ordinance

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"We assert that each individual is a sovereign entity, that each individual has a moral right to pursue his values without interference from others."

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Under zoning, a property owner may use his property, not by right, but by permission. By ignoring the principles which underlie zoning, its advocates have blinded themselves to the destructive consequences of the ideas which they advocate.

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There are principles which underlie zoning, and those principles can be used to predict the consequences of "Houston-style" zoning, "neighborhood" zoning, or any of the variations zoning advocates can concoct. Zoning, by its very nature, is a violation of

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" The only way to objectively violate another's rights is through the use of physical force against him and/ or his property." "This is what "empowering the people" means: It grants non-owners of a parcel of property a voice in its use. At the same time,

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For nearly 75 years, zoning proponents have predicted that Houston would decay into various forms of depravity without zoning. Yet, all of these predictions have proven false.

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The hard left have captured the so much of the environmental brand for a very good reason: Because almost the entire political spectrum, including the self-described 'centre-right,' have accepted the nostrum that environmental protection requires hard lef

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