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Fight historic preservation regulations and oppose historic preservation laws. They are hysterical perversions.
Fight the dogma of Edward Bellamy, Francis Bellamy, and Looking Backward at the Pledge of Allegiance

Philadelphia Pennsylvania is the home of a fascinating enigma caused by hysterical perversionists (historical preservationists).  It is the home of so many historic buildings that were around and involved in America’s struggle for freedom and independence.  And it is also the home, due to the faults of hysterical perversionists, of all manner of “historic preservation” laws that destroy liberty and private property rights for the purported purpose of “preserving our heritage of liberty.” As Pogo might have said if he had joined the hysterical perversionists “we have met the enemy and they are us.”

The historic preservation issue is the same issue faced in the American Revolution where there was the side favoring individual liberty, private property rights and free market economics and then there was the wrong side.

It is also the same issue faced after the American Revolution where there was the side favoring decentralized government and a tiny federal government (anti-federalist) and then there was the wrong side (federalist).

Even today, the wrong side is still being taken by people with the same anti-freedom mentality on various issues such as laws attempting to control private property to mandate “historic preservation” and football taxes for socialized stadiums.  People still haven't learned the same lessons taught in the American Revolution.

Of course, hysterical perversion laws have the same bizarre and self-defeating results there as here.  Preservation laws made it uneconomical to preserve the building next to the Bookbinders Restaurant (and owned by Bookbinder’s restaurant) in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, so the owners just let the building deteriorate and eventually it will be unsafe and will be torn down and used for additional parking. 

Historic preservation laws are bad.  When government aids historic preservation with tax dollars, regulations, or in any way, the government becomes the violator of property rights. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg

The purpose of government is to protect individuals and their property from interference by others.   That is why Libertarians, Objectivists, and freedom-loving people oppose government assistance in historic preservation. http://rexcurry.net/commentary/historic.html

So long as preservationists spend their own money and time, and do not use government to pursue their petty fetish, they may do as they like with property they own or purchase, and leave the property of others alone. http://rexcurry.net/curry-mansion.html

As an attorney, the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets") is consulted about historic preservation laws, historic districts and other violations of private property rights. Known as the "Libertarian Historic Preservationist," he notes that today's historic preservationists impede greater histories of the future. Historic preservationists block future historic structures. They prevent historic homes from being replaced by new homes that would also become historical.  Newer structures become more historical than the old ones, thanks to capitalism. 

Historic preservationists owe their entire movement and  a debt of gratitude (which they will never pay) to capitalism.  Historic homes and buildings were built by capitalists and they are historical only because capitalists kept building other homes and buildings.  Preservable history exists only because change occurred.

Historic preservation is antidisestablishmentarianism.  The 28-letter word describes people who stop others from fighting the establishment and changing things.  Preservationism was thoroughly debunked by the capitalist philosopher Ayn Rand in her novel "The Fountainhead."   Preservationists are neo-luddites and, like the luddites of 19th Century England, they fight progress as well as the liberty, property rights and capitalism that bring progress, and they use old structures as an excuse. http://rexcurry.net/commentary/philadelphia.html

It is the dogma of American socialists like Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance") and Edward Bellamy (author of the book "Looking Backward") and their desire to nationalize all property in their global nationalism movment. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg

That dogma of socialism not only destroys history and historic structures, it also destroys prosperity and lives. It did all of that and more in the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/swastika3swastika.jpg

Some preservationists say that they are trying to "teach history."  What lesson is to be learned?  Judging from the regulatory slant of preservationists, old structures are grotesque reminders of how bad things were before government grew so big and preservationists grew so powerful.

A principled preservation group would restore not just old structures, but what produced them: free enterprise, progress, and the historic relationship of government and people.  Old homes would teach of times when taxes and government revenue were tiny, when old neighborhoods and private mass transit flourished, when historic preservationists could not impose their whims on private property. Old homes would memorialize a history of individual rights and capitalism.  A principled preservation group would act without government aid and against it.  Now that's historic preservation! http://rexcurry.net/curry-mansion.html

Modern preservationists do not preserve history.  All real estate has history spanning the age of the earth.  Why do preservationists fixate on present structures?  "Hysterical" preservationists can only histrionically whine, "It's what's there now!"  Preservationism is strange idolatry that romanticizes old homes as empty symbols of arbitrary times.  They do not want to preserve everything that is historic, and they do not want to restore the historic Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, nor even remind anyone about those parts of their romanticized history. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg

Historic preservation does not involve conflicts between property "rights" and "responsibilities."  There is never such a conflict.  People have property rights and everyone's responsibility is not to violate those rights.

The same government that trumpets preservation destroyed historic neighborhoods with urban renewal, strangled downtown businesses with taxes and bureaucracy, and helped build highways through historic communities.  The expansive government preservationists support destroys more historical private property than it ever saves.  

Modern preservationists shirk responsibility. Preservationists do not plan ahead, but wait until new construction nears and then cry for government to intervene.  It never matters how preservation impacts dreary people who need jobs, food, clothing, and shelter.  Preservationists who enlist government are cavalier people with a love for old structures no deeper than their neighbors' pockets.


Join libertarians against historic preservation legislation. Learn about the Committee for the Protection of your Rights (CPR). The fact that CPR opposes the historic ordinances does not mean that they oppose historic preservation.  They oppose laws about historic preservation.

Learn about Randal O'Toole, a researcher with the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. He says that government planning does more harm than good. He is well known for his libertarian opposition to any form of urban planning.  He exposes the nonsensical interventionist moves by government to disrupt the forces of supply and demand in an effort to engineer certain outcomes in our sadly mixed economy.

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KEY WEST, FLORIDA: http://rexcurry.net/curry-mansion.html The Curry Mansion shows how historic preservation should be private, through capitalism, and not through the government. See the Curry Mansion on the local tour and learn about the rich history of Curry Capitalists. http://rexcurry.net/commentary/everglades.html and http://rexcurry.net/commentary/reefs.html and http://rexcurry.net/ecoconch.html

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