save the trees! - headwaters forest pic

Joseph Zorzin redoak at
Fri Nov 20 18:25:47 EST 1998

Don Baccus wrote:
> In article <732111$n4h$1 at>,
> Tim Martin <tmartin at> wrote:
> >If it's privately owned....why does the company that owns it need a license?
> While the land and timber are privately owned, not all resources on
> the land are privately owned, in particular water (in some cases) and
> wildlife (in all cases).  The public has the right to protect its
> assets just as private owners have the right to protect its assets.
> Neither right is supreme.  That's the part property rights extremists
> forget.

It's the attitude of medieval royalty. The king got his power direct
from God, which is where the aristocrats got their property rights.

> --
> - Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza at>
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