An article by Eric Shawn on Fox News discusses how the government is stealing the inventions of private citizens. In our Novel, Pendulum of Justice, the main character’s invention is stolen by the government resulting not only in the death of his company but the deaths of thousands of people. These are the real world affects of our government not protecting the property rights of inventors. Congress is set to further weaken the property rights of inventors with the so called Innovation Act, HR 3309. This act is designed to allow large corporations and the government to steal the inventions of startups and individual inventors. We did not know about these specific examples of the government stealing inventions when we wrote the book, but we did know this is the logical consequence of the policies being pursued in the U.S.
“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people.”