By Ron  Ewart, President
National Association of Rural  Landowners
and  nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights  issues.
We  are helping to spread freedom and liberty around the  globe.
© Copyright Sunday, March  18, 2012 – All Rights Reserved

“By permitting Congress to regulate so much of our lives under the Commerce Clause, the Supreme Court has changed the federal government from one of limited and enumerated powers, to one with few exceptions to its power.”  Walter E. Williams, Professor and Columnist

It has been proven out many times by history, that human nature is vastly more influential on the affairs of man, than any agreements that exist between men to control their affairs. Charters, constitutions and treaties between geopolitical entities, or between governments and the people, are nothing more than “blue prints” to govern those affairs. But since men have been breaking agreements between themselves since the dawn of civilization, disputes arise often and those disputes are sometimes resolved through negotiations and arbitration, or the passing of, or revisions to, more “blue prints”, or other times they are resolved by war, when negotiations or arbitration reach an impasse. Thus, there is a constant battle between human nature and those “blue prints” that are designed to control human nature.

There is a general misconception by most people on what a contract (a “blue print” for behavior) between people, businesses, or governments, really means and what it is designed to do. We can’t remember the number of times people have said to us, in the course of 30 years in real estate development and investments: “He can’t do that, we have a contract!” And we could only respond with, “…. people can do anything they want to do. A contract only spells out what the parties are to do while the contract is in full force and effect and what to do when one or both of the parties violate or are in breach of the contract terms.” That is why contract law takes up so much room on the law bookshelf and that is why courts are full of people who violate or allegedly violate their contracts. Again, it is readily apparent that human nature has much more power over man, than man has to control human nature by law. More