Right to Roam or Licence to Trespass?
Arguments for Liberty: a Libertarian Miscellany. Buckingham: The University of Buckingham Press, pp. 77-82 (2016)
4 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2019
Under no circumstances should the absurd "right to roam‟ be incorporated into the legislation of this country. In reality, it is clearly a mere licence to trespass. Armed with the appropriate economic and philosophical arguments, we should eventually be able to offer an effective counter-attack with a movement for the "right to own‟ privately every last one of the state-controlled commons, heaths, hills, mountains, downs, woodlands, rivers, beaches, and footpaths. As a result, there will be no imposition on legitimate landowners and more access to better resources for ramblers.
Keywords: libertarianism, right to roam
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