PRESERVATION LAWS ARE BAD!http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg Fight historic
preservation regulations and oppose historic preservation laws. They are hysterical
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.” http://rexcurry.net/commentary/philadelphia.html
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.
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.
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.
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'
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
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.