US Supreme Court: Rancher Barnett Must Pay $87,000 to Illegal Immigrants

(I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)10/07/2011 1:53:56 am PDT

re: #51 boxhead

it does appear out of the norm for human nature to not have the ability to roam. The restriction from doing so is a relatively modern thing.

It’s a property rights thing. Property rights don’t naturally exist. And as a common title principle they have to be established against feudalistic/aristocratic orders.

But again, it always makes sense to limit property rights relative to a society’s needs. That’s where the whole spiel about taxes and social safety nets comes in.