Those who know understand that the owner of real estate is the one who can take it and sell it. Ultimately that is the gov't in any state with a property tax. The individuals who think they own it just "rent" the property from the owner which is the gov't. Doubt that, don't pay the property tax and watch them kick you off and sell it. Now North Dakota has a bill on the ballot to eliminate property tax. What an amazing thing, buy and own your property and no gov't can take if from you for not paying them the extortion er tax on it. Gov't loves property tax, because they know you can't pick up and hide your land. How can one be free when gov't claims the right (at the point of a gun) to take what is yours, just because they can? Just food for thought, and heads up on the ND proposal Thad.