Seems that two hundred years ago this nation had the same problems it has now and here is one of the ways they fixed the problems:
Legislation: The Homestead Act.
Signed by: Abraham Lincoln
Leader: George Henry Evans
Publication: The Radical (fancy huh?)
Grass Roots Group: Working Man’s Advocate (WMA)
Title: The Free-Soil Movement
Motto: “Vote yourself a farm.”
History: Evans immediately began a public inquiry into the cause of the misery of the working man. A report published in the WMA (July 1844) rendered his conclusions. He wrote,
“We are the inhabitants of a country which, for boundless extent of territory, fertility of soil, and exhaustless resources of mineral wealth, stands unequalled by any nation, either of ancient or modern times…. And, yet, we allow those elements to lie dormant, that labor which ought to be employed in calling forth the fruitfulness of Nature is to be found seeking employment in the barren lanes of a city, of course, seeking it in vain.”
The report denied the authority of Congress either to withhold land from citizens or to grant it to well-connected speculators. Such privileged speculators, he claimed, “lay our children under tribute to their children.” They practice “a cruel and cowardly fraud upon posterity.” His solution? To “establish the right of the people to the soil; to be used by them in their own day, and transmitted … to their posterity.”
Sample: (see above)
OR —> Expand the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to include John Locke’s justification of ownership; namely, mixing labor with the land. This also RESTORES the inalienable right of life, liberty and the pursuit of land.
See: The Radical, Evans (April 1841),
Land is not the product of labor; property is any thing produced by labor. Therefore, I say, land is not property. A monopoly of land deprives some of their just and natural means of acquiring property; with equal rights (including the right of land) guaranteed, an accumulation of property in the hands of individuals could not prevent others from acquiring property, as it now can; nor do I think there could be any excessive accumulation as there now is.