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1 hour ago, homesteadme said:

What is homesteading, and why does it matter today?

May I ask why you're asking about homesteading when your username is homesteadme? 

 

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Well, to answer your questions...

What is homesteading?

I'm afraid that question is too general, because homesteading can mean different things to different people. However, I think we can give a generic definition; which is, to seek to be self-sufficient.

Why does it (homesteading) matter today?

Again, that would be answered differently by different people. However, I think we can again give a generic response; which is...

Homesteading matters today, because of various reasons depending on the one who is homesteading. For example, it may be for financial reasons, it may be for educational reasons, it may be for personal reasons (which are many and cover a wide gamut), or it may be for the simple reason that someone enjoys it. It matters today to the people who it matters to. :)

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The actual terminology means to receive a homestead grant for land, which exempts it from beinf seized or taxed-no one really owns property, because everything is bought with federal reserve notes, basically IOU's, money we borrow from the federal government, which is in turn borrowed from the federal reserve. So none of it is ours, ergo, nothing we buy is ours-our cars, land, houses, nothing. This is why it is legal to be taxed each year for it-if we truly OWNED it, they could not tax it, could not sieze it, nothing. That is the bottom line of homesteading: it is the desire to truly be free from the government having the legal right to step in a take what is yours, should they want it.

Now, if you buy property, land or a car or such, with gold or silver, which are real money, then YOU own it, lock stock and barrel and the government cannot touch it.

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4 hours ago, Ukulelemike said:

The actual terminology means to receive a homestead grant for land, which exempts it from beinf seized or taxed-no one really owns property, because everything is bought with federal reserve notes, basically IOU's, money we borrow from the federal government, which is in turn borrowed from the federal reserve. So none of it is ours, ergo, nothing we buy is ours-our cars, land, houses, nothing. This is why it is legal to be taxed each year for it-if we truly OWNED it, they could not tax it, could not sieze it, nothing. That is the bottom line of homesteading: it is the desire to truly be free from the government having the legal right to step in a take what is yours, should they want it.

Now, if you buy property, land or a car or such, with gold or silver, which are real money, then YOU own it, lock stock and barrel and the government cannot touch it.

That is interesting.

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12 hours ago, Ukulelemike said:

Now, if you buy property, land or a car or such, with gold or silver, which are real money, then YOU own it, lock stock and barrel and the government cannot touch it.

What if you purchased that gold or silver using money in the first place? If you don't own the gold (according to your definition) do you still own what you buy with it? And what if you had inherited the gold, but the person you inherited it from had purchased it with money...

I don't know much about taxes, but I think in UK the overall rule is as simple as: the state gets to tax us because we're the queen's subjects. Someone told me once that even if you own a property, i.e. have the freehold, it still ultimately belongs to the Crown. I wonder how much wealth the Queen gets every year from gobbling up the estates of those who die with no inheritors.

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4 hours ago, No Nicolaitans said:

There's an easy way to solve this conundrum about money...

As a homesteader, just make your own. :laugh:

:15_1_63:

Perhaps Bro Matt should start a crypto-currency: OBCoin.

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