property rights

If Dr. Ben Carson Won't End Obama Era Policies Should He Resign?

Obama orders micromanaging the housing policies of unsuspecting local communities shamefully continue under Dr. Ben Carson, ravaging property rights and eroding the very foundation of prosperity for American families.

First They Will Take Your Dogs, Then They Will Take Your Guns

Messing with an American's dogs and guns is a fast way to start a revolution, but that's just what may be in the offing if a ruling by a U.S. District Judge in Michigan becomes precedent.

Rights to Life, Liberty, Property Deemed Optional

Jon Cassidy, The American Spectator

You don’t have to agree with Black Lives Matter, and I certainly don’t, to recognize that the law must be impartial to retain its moral gravity, its power to compel. The alternative is rule by men, by coercion. In other words, if the law becomes so degraded that it no longer protects my life or property, then why would I respect it? If the courts themselves can’t even behave lawfully, then what could they expect from me?

Draining the Cultural Swamp in our Children’s Minds

Placing government in its proper perspective and teaching our children why property and freedom are inseparable, are the first steps in clearing their minds of the cultural swamp.

How Dr. Ben Carson can heal the wounds of Obama's racism

Helping our inner city poor effects our entire nation.  Done properly, helping the poor builds their self-esteem, provides opportunities and reduces costly welfare programs.  Equally important, it can remove HUD from meddling in local government and jeopardizing property rights.

The Mental Dismemberment of Children: Part Two

In November, 1992, following the election of Bill Clinton, Marc Tucker, president of the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE) wrote an 18-page letter to Hillary Clinton. He excitedly outlined the opportunity the Clintons now had to “remold the entire American system…” Today, the proposal Tucker made to Hillary Clinton that fateful day is now completely in place.

The Mental Dismemberment of Children: Part One

Tom DeWeese channels Any Rand and Victor Hugo in this searing indictment of how the liberal establishment has created a dictatorial federal education system that has been transformed from teaching basic academics into one that focuses on controlling and remolding children’s minds.

God, Classrooms and Property Rights

When the Founders proclaimed that our rights came from our Creator, no future president or governing body could ever change, or rescind them, because they did not render them. This act ensured that our property rights were free from seizure... if we paid attention.

An Open Letter to President-elect Trump

President-elect Trump, we do not want to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare any more than we want to 'fix' Common Core, or 'tinker' with HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. We want these centrally controlled mandates run down, rooted out wherever they lead, and vaporized until there is no trace they ever existed.

Passionate Farmer Takes On Her Gov't Harassers

Ginni Thomas, Daily Caller

Serving as a model for other citizens feeling targeted and harassed by government, farmer Martha Boneta says, “Never give up because our freedoms, our liberties, our property rights are fundamental to us all.”

Reagan Knew How to Prevent Local Gov't Abuse of Property Rights

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

It's time for these Reagan-era property rights reforms to become law, and correct a poorly informed judge-made doctrine that allows localities to mess with our homes, our “castles.”

Live from FreedomFest: An Interview With Property Rights Heroine Martha Boneta

No citizen should be put through what Martha Boneta has faced to protect her liberty and basic rights from abusive government at any level.

Boneta Bill Passed; Virginians Need Teeth Against Zoning Abuses

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Fauquier Free Citizen

The Boneta Bill will lessen the need for litigation by giving localities incentive to enact and enforce zoning ordinances without violating property and other constitutional rights. It is targeted at the bad, and protects the good. Virginians regardless of political affiliation need this legislation.

Oyster Farmer Leads on Property and Commerce Rights

Shelby Mertens, Virginia Free Citizen

York County VA oyster farmer Anthony Bavuso’s lawsuit against his county’s special-use permit requirement will move to the York County-Poquoson Circuit Court, after the county attempted to dismiss the case. The case questions whether the county’s zoning ordinance is in violation of the Right to Farm Act.

VA Lawmaker: ‘Downzoning’ Undercuts Property Rights

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

VA State Delegate Brenda Pogge says “politics, not sound commonsense” are driving an Eastern Shore county campaign to zone out agricultural activities. “Downzoning always results in a loss of property rights, and we may be looking at 5,000 to 7,000 citizens losing freedoms that they already enjoy,” Pogge said.

The Racist Roots of Virginia's Land Use Laws

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Fauquier Free Citizen

The deck is stacked against those who challenge unconstitutional and abusive enforcement of local land use decisions. The enforcement provisions are set up to allow localities to discriminate. Under this system, counties are allowed to pick land use winners and losers.

Petition Supporting the Fight Against the BLM's Federal Land Grab

To: Texas Governor RIck Perry, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy

Rand Paul Paul Slams Feds on Bundy

Timothy Cama, The Hill

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is criticizing the federal response to rancher Cliven Bundy, becoming the first GOP 2016 presidential hopeful to weigh in on the issue.

Conservative Critics of Gov't Are 'Freaks' Who 'Will Need Kevlar'

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

The highly charged posts of county supervisor Holder Trumbo came shortly after two recent events, and are emblematic of the civil war taking place within the GOP in Virginia and nationally. 

Changing the Rules, Changing America: The Senate and Judicial Supremacy

Over the past 60 years, liberals have stealthily and intermittently begun confirming radical activists to the courts, consistently using Senate procedure to shut conservatives out of the federal nomination process while creating the illusion that they are filibustering. The result: liberal judges who legislate from the bench. Call your Senator now and urge him to oppose Obama's 9th Circuit Court nomination, Michelle Friedland.