For the love of simplicity lets keep legal mumbo out please, I've already heard it all.
Yes I pay. No I don't do the sovereign movement. Never even heard of it back then.
Nothing more than an example of indoctrination and lack of us carrying things to their logical conclusions. Tenant Definition: A person to whom a landlord grants temporary and exclusive use of land or a part of a building, usually in exchange for rent.
The word tenant originated under the feudal system, referring to land "owners" who held their land on tenure granted by a lord.
Most of us don't see we are being indoctrinated from birth. I realized we can never own land in sense most think.
It is nothing more than an indoctrinated idea/opinion contrary to logical truth. Owned in principle only.
When I got land around 30 years ago I was excited. No more rent. I finally "own" land.
Never gave a second thought to the tenants in common.
because I was a land owner.
Then the property tax bill came. The amount was a lot of money for the time. Way more than I expected. An amount I didn't have, and had to take a loan to pay. Then it came around again!
I asked what would happen if I hadn't paid. Was told the land would be forfeit, I would have to move, and land would be sold. Or if someone else realized I was delinquent they could pay it and put a lien of the property,
and I would have to go to civil court to come to settlement arrangements and after a couple years it would be theirs, if they published a public notice, even though I didn't read the paper, and I failed to respond they could have me evicted. Off Of Land I Am Supposed to Own??
Call me simple, but that isn't the concept of ownership given by education growing up, and no different than leasing a place, and failing to pay the lease.
"Owning" land was just a little cheaper than renting with the same end result if one didn't pay taxes, as if one didn't pay the lease payment.
Living in my state I had seen the historical documents on business walls, of alloidial title, and land patent to native americans which were free of all encumbrances and taxes. There are still a few very small areas left. But once it's removed it's never granted back.
Critical thinking, honest thought processes; showed the indoctrination leading to the delusion.
If someone has to maintain a job/income to pay every year to hold on to "property" they do not, nor will they ever own it. The property is never truly theirs free and clear.
When I shared with a few friends. Their reaction was the first time recognized the reaction of cognitive dissonance.
I was never under such delusion regarding a mortgage, or auto loan. Kind of get tickled when people say they own a home yet still have 20 years of mortgage to go.
Why not just be honest like nigeria is. people can't own land as private property. Instead you apply for a lease to use the land and you get a certificate of occupancy, which can (at least in theory) be revoked and the land reappropriated by the state if you break the regulations set out in the Land Use Act.
With imminent domain, epa regulations, zoning etc it's really no different in the u.s than in nigeria.
I know people in colorado who have been kicked off their land for living in an RV. while building a home, because it's against regulations.