Some of the stories that have caught my eye recently are ones concerning the government saying people can’t use their own possessions. OR, the government mandates people must use their private property for certain tasks. It’s like, who’s stuff is this anyway?
Currently there’s the story of supper clubs in NYC. Of course, the City Government insists they’re “illegal restaurants.” I didn’t know there could be such a thing. However, in that city there are people who hire private chefs to come into their homes and cook dinner for them while charging friends to partake in the special meals. Sounds harmless, right? Of course. But it’s illegal not only there but probably everywhere in the USA. It’s crazy.
Private property. Private food. Chef is paid. Friends are there by choice. No illegal substances used. No endangered animals cooked. And still: illegal. Once again: Crazy.
Likewise, there’s the story in NM where a court decided a photographer MUST take pictures at a gay ceremony. So, simply because a gay couple called this photographer, the photographer becomes a slave to the couple. The photographer can’t decline the offer. That sounds like slavery. Essentially, the court decided the photographer doesn’t own her camera or her own skills–the state or the gay couple does, presumably.
We don’t have any freedom when government can tell us what we must do with our possessions. Likewise, we have no freedoms when transactions on private property with private possessions that have nothing to do with public safety can be regulated–it’s not like the private cook was making bombs.
This is all relevant because in all three of my Govicide books the abolition of private property is a main theme. In the books, a person can’t trade things with a neighbor. The government controls everything that people may have within their residences. In the books, the OWG does this because it wants to be the dispenser of everything good. And if people began trading with each other, the OWG was afraid the people might get the idea they don’t need government at all–which, of course, they don’t for such things.
And, here in the 21st century, I believe that’s what is going on as well. Government is trying to stay involved in everybody’s lives because it can’t let people think for themselves. This goes from the big things like the EPA and OSHA, down to the idiotic idea of restricting cell phone use in cars. It’s all crazy. And immoral. And unconstitutional.