Sunday, 18 July 2010

Anything From Anyone, Anytime


Contrary to your front-page report today (Sunday July 18th), the recent land "expropriation" case would be more commonly recognized for what it actually is if it was described as theft of private property by the Miaoli County Government. This is not a "land issue", and its implications are not specific to farmers. It is a violation of the supposed universal right to property described in Article 15 of the R.O.C constitution, and it therefore ought to be regarded as having much broader implications far beyond "farming communities". Pick your skirts up, stop being a bunch of socialist sallys moaning about "lack of oversight" and so on, and start telling it like it is. The government is not the citizen's friend and it will steal anything from anyone anytime it believes this necessary.

Yours freely,
Michael Fagan.

(Sent: Sunday 18th July 2010. Published by the Taipei Times Wednesday 21st July 2010)

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