Seek Ye First the Protection of Property Rights   1 comment

When Screwtape, depicted by C.S. Lewis as a mid-level administrator in hell’s Lowerarchy, gloated that “Prosperity knits a man to this world,” he might well have been thinking of tax-exempt religious corporations.

The “Utah Compromise” on religious liberty, which was enacted with the conspicuous support of the LDS Church, offers a splendid case study of the depths of cravenness to which a corporate church will descend in order to preserve its tax exemption. The headline selected by the LDS Church-owned Deseret News captures the import of that ignoble legislation: “LDS Church’s chief lawyer says not all religious freedoms should be defended the same.”

When “rights” become the subject of triage, they cease to be rights and mutate into conditional, revocable privileges. All legitimate rights are property rights, and all property rights are absolute. They can, and must, be exercised simultaneously by believers, agnostics, and atheists alike, and are reconciled through commerce and contract.

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Posted July 26, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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  1. PROPERTY RIGHTS SHOULD BE LEGALLY UPHELD, THIS MAY SHED SOME LIGHT, ON A SEEMING ENDLESS DECAY:

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/04/21/satanism-as-a-new-political-movement-in-america/

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