honest question: If everything is private, does that mean an end to total free speech and restricted freedom to travel?Submitted by enjoiskaterguy on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:05
just wanting to turn the wheel of philosophy vs. practicality and present this question to the DP community.
I was going back and forth with a violence-advocate (statist, government worshiper)about the evils and immoral and hash economic impacts of minimum wage laws and increases and this idea of everything being private could potentially have negative implications such as immediate trespass and other issues...now I know that a lot of private businesses manage open parks for the public but are privately run and maintained(usually for the better) but like all things and like is not a fixed constant.
My question is: So if everyone owns their own private land and a government that owns no land....I was wondering....what effects will d that have on freedom of expression, rights to travel and of speech and such? I mean, in this hypothetical situation, the minute I step out of my house I would be stepping on somebody else's property in the form of a private sidewalk....maybe they have codes and ordinances by whch people can't protest on their roads or whatever....now i think this is the extreme. In a true free market, a community would never allow a company that restricts free speech or freedom of assembly...they would rebel and demand change.
I would love a genuine discussion regarding this possible arising dilemma of everything being private....i know one thing for sure, private of not, if I see a mountain that is screaming to be explored...private of not, I am going to explore that wild terrain with or without the consent of someone who "owns" the mountain and be one with the wilderness.
- Brennan Westerson
6 year Dailypaul member