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North Dakota votes today to eliminate property tax

We have an important battle for liberty going on today in North Dakota, as residents of the state will be voting on rather to get rid of the feudal property tax. God bless our liberty-minded friends in ND and good luck. Passing this would be a blow to pork at the local and state levels, but more importantly restores property rights.



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All of the usual parties at

All of the usual parties at the government feeding bin, unions, chamber of commerce, etc. poured money into the state to create fear of what would happen if this passed. Also, folks are generally uneducated about true property rights and thus true natural rights. When you say you don't really own your land, they do a double take and think you are nuts. The brain washing through public education, the media, etc. at work. This was a step in the right direction, and now the education for this and other liberty-minded things needs to continue.

I have decided not to die until...

...I am 83 years old (currently 58) when my mortgage is paid off and somehow setup that my property tax is paid for at least 10 years to give my kids a chance at selling the property before the "state steal my property". Colorado!

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

Doesn't look favorable

311 of 426 precincts have reported the results and it doesn't look good. Over 77% have voted the measure down so far.

Coming from a state (N.H.) that has high property taxes

I hope they pass it. Although I remember a few years ago Mass. had a ballot vote to do away with income tax and the people voted no. HUH!

From what I understand, they

From what I understand, they are having an oil boom up there and lots of money/taxes pouring in to that state. Like Vegas, if you have a profitable industry in your state you can eliminate the property tax.

Link?

Or Where can we see how this vote went?

IMO

All taxation is unethically premised upon anti-voluntary coercion and should be abolished.

Good luck, ND!

Again...everyone is getting

Again...everyone is getting all excited over something that has less of a chance of happening as Ron Paul being president.

Polls show that people are AGAINST his by a margin of 3 to 1.

If anything, this vote is a BAD thing since it will lose by SO big a margin that no other state will try it.

It also now on Drudge and says the opposite

as far as other states going for it. The article said 5 states or so have already jumped on this and even though it probably won't pass in ND the idea is gaining momentum.

hthomas

i would like to organize it for a try in New Jersey

its a simple argument

By paying property taxes, you in essence rent land from your local government. You don't own your property. You need permits for decks, for pools, for fences yet it is you who has paid the mortgage, you who mows the lawn and pulls the weeds.

The government like a mafia collector demands their cut every month and it will leave you alone

sorry for the vote down, but i cannot be afraid to try. i need to look my kids in the eyes in 20 years and tell them "daddy tried"

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Atlas is shrugging

IT won't pass...no matter how

IT won't pass...no matter how much you want to bury your head in the sand and downvote FACTS.

It is also very simple...the government is not going to do without that money. They will enact NEW taxes. And voters are FAR more afraid (as they should be) of unknown new taxes than they are of what they know.

It really is the saddest part of this forum, and many Ron Paul supporters in general..,my comment did nothing but post a FACT. That polls are3 showing 74-26% AGAINST the measure. But people downvote it because like all 5 year olds, they think that plugging their ears so they don't hear facts means the facts won't exist.

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"my comment did nothing but post a FACT"

False: your offensively divisive commentary made 3 additional presumptions

i. 'something that has less of a chance of happening as Ron Paul being president'
ii. 'it will lose by SO big a margin'
iii. 'no other state will try it'

I believe otherwise that the principle of economic freedom (ex. abolishing taxation and endowing public agency by choice) is a worthy cause

Awesome!

I saw the wonderful presentation on this (10 minute vid on YT) some months ago and hope all goes well today!

“Facts don’t cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley