Property Rights

"No other rights are safe where property is not safe." –Daniel Webster

Our current situation: James Madison and other founding fathers listed the protection of property rights as the primary reason for instituting government. Daniel Webster said, "No other rights are safe where property is not safe." And John Jay, the first Chief of Justice of the Supreme Court, said, "The supreme purpose of government is to protect private property rights.” However, in recent years we have seen the erosion of our rights to use our own property through such measures as the Growth Management Act, the Critical Areas Ordinance and the improper use of imminent domain. Families need to know their property rights are safe.

My solution: These policies should be re-examined for revision and consideration of being repealed.