Grand larceny by any other name

June 17, 2009

This is an act of theft, grand larceny sanctioned and supported fully by the state.

California is imposing a 90-day moratorium on housing foreclosures under a new law that takes effect Monday.

The law is expected to make lenders try harder to keep borrowers in their homes. Loan companies must prove they tried to modify the delinquent loans before they can begin foreclosing.

Notice of course the word “impose”.  Does anything better describe the leviathan state than this word?

Of course

But supporters acknowledge the California Foreclosure Prevention Act won’t stop thousands of foreclosures from eventually happening.

It’s already next to impossible to do business in California, given the high taxation, onerous regulation, and generally unfriendly attitude of government at all levels towards businesses.  All this will do is increase banks reluctance to lend to California residents.  And why should they, when they know at any time the state will intervene and steal their property.

Banks lent money (although I do confess, they were lending fake money that the Fed created out of thin air) with the intentions of being repaid.  Borrowers took out loans ostensibly with the promise to repay.  If the banks made bad loans, they lose.  If the borrowers cannot repay their loans, many of which were far larger than they should have taken, then they lose.  Someone will come along and purchase the house for what is the real market value, whatever it might be.

Those who would and could buy the home at a real price lose.  Those Californians that desire to buy a home in the future will have a much harder time finding lenders.  New capital is being diverted to “save” older, poorer investment.  The state is literally stealing the wealth of others.

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Man does not live by

June 17, 2009

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work alone.

One has to believe that those who are libertarian (and I guess I’ll add conservatives in some sort of manner) are too busy enjoying life, living it to the fullest in Aristotelian or Randian fashion to be consumed with destroying wealth, confiscating and redistributing the wealth of others, or other acts that arise from pure hatred and jealousy.

I’ve never understood the mindset of the left (and they are not liberal in any sense of the word), that seeks destruction of freedom and liberty (just see the MLPA in my state for instance), property rights, and desires control over peoples’ lives.

My guess is that they’ve never experienced this:

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pure joy.  I gather they are so consumed by hate and vile they haven’t the capacity to experience happiness.  Since they’re miserable, I gather their goal is the misery of others.

The real reason I’m a libertarian?  I haven’t the desire or inclination to tell anyone anything.  I’m too busy fishing, or planning my next trip.


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