In Spain You Can't Use Your Own Back Yard. Police Make Sure of It. - [image: esp]
43 COMMENTS <https://mises.org/wire/spain-you-cant-use-your-own-back-yard-police-make-sure-it#disqus_thread> TAGS Big Government <https://mises.org/topics/big-government>Global Economy <https://mises.org/topics/global-economy> - LEA ESTO EN ESPAÑOL <https://mises.org/es/wire/en-espana-no-puedes-usar-tu-propio-patio-trasero-la-policia-se-asegura-de-ello> 03/23/2020Philipp Bagus <https://mises.org/profile/philipp-bagus> The last days and weeks of the coronavirus epidemic give an interesting insight into the human psyche. Elementary liberties are restricted all over the world, such as the freedom of movement or private property. Yet most people accept these restrictions without blinking, as the state declares their indispensability. A chronology of the events in Madrid: on Sunday, March 8, a large World Women's Day demonstration against the alleged rule of the Patriachate was held. There were 120,000 particiants, and members of the government took part in it, marching side by side in the first row. They had called for strong participation. Just one day later it was announced that starting on Wednesday, March 11, kindergartens, schools, and universities in Madrid would be closed. Since Sunday, March 14, there a curfew has been in place, which is enforced by police and military force. Cyclists and joggers trying to keep fit in the fresh air have been fined heavily. Spaniards are no longer even allowed to be in the private gardens of apartment blocks, even if families take turns using them. In short, we are no longer allowed to use our own gardens. They have been temporarily expropriated. Most people are little bothered by the fact that the state is violating their freedom massively. They regard it as necessary and good. They do not question the state´s authority to restrict our freedom at all. Rather, they denounce those who want to move freely and make use of their property rights. When two brothers were seen playing soccer in the garden of an acquaintance's apartment block, the police were called. *Click on the link for the rest.* -- If you appreciate News From Underground, please consider making a donation — either a one-time gift or a monthly subscription: http://markcrispinmiller.com/support/ Thank you for your support. Ways to unsubscribe: 1) send a blank email to newsfromunderground+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com PLEASE NOTE: you must unsubscribe using the SAME email with which you subscribed 2) go to http://groups.google.com/group/newsfromunderground and click on the "Unsubscribe or change membership" link in the yellow bar at the top of the page, then click the "Unsubscribe" button on the next page. For more News From Underground, visit http://markcrispinmiller.com --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "News From Underground" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to newsfromunderground+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/newsfromunderground/CAGxB6W8kUuaLH4%2BeLqf0j6HhYD%2BeLKYXQZvvyCew%3Dv85guDgbw%40mail.gmail.com.