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Subject:  Re: Are We Energy Independent? Date:  10/15/2012  12:51 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  648922 of 875629

...private property rights...

Have been irrelevant since Kelo vs. City of New London.


No, they haven't. Property rights are not binary. They are analog.

I look at them as more binary. You can either do what you want or you can't.

Analog is like trying to be a little bit pregnant, IMHO.

JLC, who likes things black & white, not 50 shades of grey.

Well, we *definitely* disagree on this one. A property right represents freedom, and the amount of freedom to use your property as you wish is most definitely not binary.

Think of a business. The amount of regulations that you must comply with reduces your freedom and therefore your property rights, but it does not completely eliminate your property rights.
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