I've been thinking, the U.S. government is made up of the people, right? Here's my thoughts. I think that since the government is made up of the people that all of the land within the U.S. is public land. By definition of our government that public land is owned by all the people within its borders that are legal citizens. With that being said, doesn't every citizen have the right to a portion of land without having to pay for it? I think that since the land is public who has the right to sale it to me since I own it anyways.
Does this make me Socialist or Communist, no, in fact it makes me a loyal member of the Republic. If I were Communist I would say that the state owns the property and under Communism the state is the biggest goon with the biggest gun and Socialism is just a more diplomatic goon.
What are the benefits of having our system go back to, or adopt, the notion that all things will go awry is completly wrong. The benefits would be we would have no more need to have entitlement programs such as SSI, Food Stamps, UI, Subsidised housing, and possibly more that I can't think of off the top of my head.
The only bad thing that I can think of that would happen is that maybe greed would set in or that people would try to manipulate the system. I can say though that when you rely more on barter it's much easier to weed out the crooks than with money because money has no honor. I'm not saying that we need to get rid of capitolism, actually I think it has a place in society, but it has come to the point where we are owned by it. A free market system is supposed to keep the people free to make choices not make them slaves which is what I think we have evolved into.
I think that if this system were implemented that we would have a more productive and free society because once a person has their basic needs taken care of (food, shelter, water) that they actually have time to make better choices and decisions. Under our current system your public land is being zoned by the city, sold to a devoloper, then developed into housing communities which you then purchase a home and spend 30 years paying for it. Who gave the city the right to zone residential neighborhoods and who makes money from that? I think with the Tea Party movement this would be icing on the cake because it would force there to be less government and put the basic day to day operations of life back in the hands of the public not the government.
Some questons that need to be asked are has this system always been in place or is this something recent since the early 1900's? When did the banks take control of our basic needs or rights as U.S. Citizens? How much land is owned by the banks and how much power do they have just by instituting land grabs in which they own through the whole process? What are the benefits from our current state and what would be the benefits from this new state?