Interview with Patriot Gardens, Food Freedom, Property Rights

Written by Robert Wasmund Category: Article In depth Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:14 Hits: 756

Food freedom is a right, a property right. If you tend to lean libertarian you have most likely heard about a few ideas. Free markets, individual rights, police brutality, paleo diets, Somalia, roads, ect, but one I don't think gets enough attention is food freedom. What is food freedom? First you have to know what property rights are.

 

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A property right is the exclusive authority to determine how a resource is used, whether that resource is owned by [a group] or by an individual. -Armen A. Alchian, emeritus professor of economics at the University of California

 

Cities, Counties and States are trying to determine what or what not a property owner can do with his property. People like Jason and Jennifer Helvenston were told by Orlando city government that their front yard vegetable garden violated municipal codes. Orlando sent them a cease and desist letter threatening a $500 a day fine. They have since won their fight and now want to help others with their own. This is not an isolated incident either. From Sean Law, who's racked up more than $130,000 in fines for failing to clear up his messy backyard. A 1,000 miles away, Julie Bass from Oak Park, Michigan was moments away from being thrown in jail for 93 days in July 2011. Many have had government try to not only tell them what to do with their land, but effectively denying them the right to food. Food Freedom, the choice to grow your own food, is a basic human right. It is deeply rooted in property rights, natural rights, and if you are a believing person, a God given right. None of which can be violated by anyone, governments included, unless it some how violates the rights of another. Read more. Listen to Jason and Jennifer's struggle, triumph and future plans below and if you so wish go here and here to get involved.

 

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