It's going to take more than voting
Posted Feb 10, 2011 21:52 UTC (Thu) by jthill
In reply to: It's going to take more than voting
Parent article: Moglen on Freedom Box and making a free net
Who happens to be the entity keeping the registry of the land titles, has little relevance on ownership, as long as it was a trusted record keeping place
Please name some organization everyone in the area trusts regardless of who they work for or who they married or where or whether they worship, that isn't their government. If they didn't have such an organization, they'd have to invent one.
most land was likely homesteaded
as in, the government decided to grant them title based on them living on land that had somehow been cleared of competing claimants?
When the record of ownership dies, so does the claim
So we agree, then: ownership isn't some ineffable aura, not some magical bond between owner and owned, then, but just a matter of agreed rules and record keeping. And some handy pals to call on when thieves try to break those rules, of course. See paragraph (1) above.
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