The government siezes your land in order to give it tos someone else. When you attempt to fight the siezure and lose, the government charges you back-rent for the years you were living on “their” land. Sound like a story straight out of some third world tin-pot dictatorship? It’s Connecticut, USA – backed up by the decision of the US Supreme Court.
Oh, but us libertarians are crazy paranoiacs for fearing government.
And since I had to spell it out in previous discussions of the topic – this is not all a result of Bushitlers Amerikka. The relevant SCOTUS decision was opposed by two of the court’s staunchest conservatives, and supported by all of it’s Democrats. I’m not trying to make a partisan point here; Bush and co. have their own abuses to answer for. Just trying to head off the inevitable knee-jerk comments.
I fully hope and expect to live in peace to the end of my days, never haveing had to take up arms to protect myself from our government. But if the revolution does come in our lifetime, don’t fucking whine about how you didn’t see it coming.