TRAVEL GUIDES, LIBERTARIAN TOURS & LIBERTARIAN TRIPS Fight urban planning regulations and oppose historic preservation
laws. They are hysterical perversions and historical perversions. Fight the
dogma of Edward Bellamy, Francis Bellamy, and Looking Backward at the Pledge
As a libertarian lawyer, Dr. Rex Curry is often asked about legal ways
to do things that are normally illegal in the USA or in some states. One
way to avoid the USA's growing police state is to travel. http://rexcurry.net/trip.html
Vacations are a fun time to leave the USA and to avoid as many US laws
as possible (but not really "breaking" the law because U.S. laws don't normally
apply in foreign countries). It can be a fun time to leave your home
state and to avoid as many home-state laws as possible in another state (whenever
friends visit from New York City we fill the car with guns and take them
out shooting). Another example: Cuban cigars can be bought in most
foreign countries (the USA's police state prosecutes its citizens with felony
charges for the peaceful non-violent vice of importing and smoking a Cuban
cigar). Gambling is enjoyed (the USA's police state prosecutes its citizens
with criminal charges for the peaceful non-violent vice of gambling in much
of the USA and the only reason Florida has any land-based casino gambling
is thank goodness for the Indians). Grand Cayman has a turtle farm where
humans can handle sea turtles (the USA's police state prosecutes its citizens
with felony charges for merely handling sea turtles. The USA's government
nearly destroyed the Grand Cayman turtle farm). Grand Cayman serves turtle
burgers and turtle fritters and turtle anyway it can be prepared (that's
illegal in the U.S. and they will confiscate any jewelry or products that
you purchase that are made from turtles). Mexico lets you walk on
top of Mayan ruins (that is probably an arrestable offense in the USA's police
state). At the Grand Canyon, the Hualapai Indians, on their reservation,
will let tourists do things that might result in arrest or hassling by federal
Cruises are a great time to learn about and liberty and meet people
who love liberty too. Take T-shirts and caps that read "Say No to
Searches" and "My socialist Slave number is 262-00-6302" and "More government
means you need more guns" and "RexCurry.net" all visible at http://rexcurry.net Your audience
is captive. Every time a boat photographer wants to shoot you, say "yes."
Your shirts and caps will be sprinkled throughout the photo gallery
and every single passenger will see them. And join in the videotaped
activities that the cruise line replays constantly on the TV.
Nothing ruins a vacation like the government, and especially the U.S.
police state. They demand your papers coming and going, search you
and your luggage, and they want the asinine U.S. Customs form 6059B (19
CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110, 148.111, 1498, 31 CFR 5316) upon your
return. You can be held prisoner for hours waiting in the heat for your
government to let you go home. Everyone is fuming all over the boat
about the local gestapo, and that is the perfect time to walk all the way
around each level of the boat and then switch your shirt and cap and do it
again, over and over, until the prisoners are freed.
SWITZERLAND It was illegal for Americans to buy and own gold
American coins, but Americans could enjoy more freedom (and that freedom)
by leaving the U.S. and traveling to Switzerland, where U.S. gold coins could
be purchased in Swiss banks (though it was illegal for Americans to bring
those American coins back into the U.S.). A fan of the RexCurry.net web site
who is a doctor purchased U.S. gold coins in Switzerland in 1956. The Federal
Reserve Act was imposed in 1913 and it expanded the government's ability
to print, counterfeit and inflate its paper money, leading to more
depressions created by the government, including the Government's Depression
of 1929. http://rexcurry.net/money.html
These measures lessened American faith in government money. Government
inspectors found that most banks were healthy, but the socialism stayed,
of course. Adding insult to injury, FDR confiscated every American’s gold.
That further expanded the government’s ability to counterfeit and inflate
its paper money. http://rexcurry.net/moneyart.html
It is sad to note that the USA's police state did not allow private ownership
of gold until 1973. Sure, Roosevelt paid Americans more money for the gold
he seized than did Roosevelt's socialist comrade Castro. But, it is impossible
to overstate the significance of Franklin Roosevelt's confiscation from Americans. The
hatred of money is the root of all evil. SUPPORT CAPITALISM ! IN GOLD WE
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
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.