Africans Needs to Protect Private Property

Well, Africans had better, if they plan to get out of the hovels they currently are, and up to the joyful and prosperous future where they should be.

Corporate Obedience Brings Victory
Corporate Evil Brings Defeat

Africans should learn, and aim for something better than the dead future their northern neighbour have chosen for themselves.

Stop the idolatry, stop killing, stop stealing, stop the oppression, stop lying to yourselves and others

Fear God, protect life, protect property, build liberty, uphold the truth.

Teach and obey the Law. Heed the Spirit of God.


From Mises’ The Case for Free-Market Liberalism in Africa

Private Property: The Secret to Economic Growth

Liberalism can have a serious positive impact in Africa if Africans embrace the concept of private property. As a matter of fact, economic freedom is the ability to retain private property. Private property is what determines the growth of capital. And that’s essential for a higher standard of living.

The African continent is exceedingly rich in natural resources, yet the living standard of Africans is very low. The most plausible explanation for this discrepancy is the lack of a system that protects private property.


The Rule of Law: The Source of Political Stability

One of the most important conditions for an economic system that works is a reliable legal system that will protect economic freedom and civil liberties.

This is a key component of liberalism. If private property is not legally secure from both neighbors and the political system, it is not really secure. This is often referred to as “the rule of law.”

But the rule of law has often not prevailed in most Africa countries. In fact, most African countries, at the dawn of the independences, established a one-party state. These states could set rules and seize property arbitrarily without regard to established law.

The fundamental reason for establishing such a political system, was to avoid any kind of potential rebellion from the masses against the political authority. Consequently, the civil liberties of the African people were drastically restricted, and the rulers ruled their respective states autocratically, and sometimes oppressively.

[…Snipped: a sorry tale of African oppression…]

The rule of law, however, is an essential factor that forms the foundation of economic prosperity and political stability. Without the rule of law, a society cannot adequately function economically nor politically. Unfortunately, the African political leaders of the post-colonial era have failed to develop the concept of the rule of law within African political culture and in African political systems.

A society cannot be economically advanced if it has no political stability, and political stability is rooted in the rule of law.

Germinal G. Van, in The Case for Free-Market Liberalism in Africa

So long as Africans tolerate thieves and tyrants as rulers — “for the good of the collective, in the name of the tribe” — they will stay poor and oppressed.

It isn’t about the Collective (as led by the Vision of the Anointed or the Chosen Ones), and it isn’t about the Rule of the Individual, Mighty Me, Righteous Me.

It’s about the goals of our Covenantal God, over both the individual and the collective, and ready to bless both for godly obedience, in time and on earth.

And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,

“This is the covenant that I will make with them
    after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
    and write them on their minds,”

then he adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Hebrews 10:15-18, English Standard Version

Serve God, rule yourself, uphold Christ’s authority in all things.

Don’t steal – from rich or poor – punish thieves, uphold the Law… and so grow peace and prosperity.

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