The Future of Private Property

It seems to just bug the dickens out of progressives, but we still have "private property" in these here United States. The question is, for how much longer? Private property has come under assault in America, and these assaults are coming mainly from government. But before we look at the barrage of assaults on private property rights here in America, let's review the underpinnings of those rights in our foundational documents. The word "property" appears four times in the Constitution. In the original Constitution, "property" appears once, in the Bill of Rights it appears twice, and it appears just once in all the other amendments. The first iteration of "property" is in Article IV, Section 3: "...the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States." The two mentions in Amendment V: "No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." The final iteration...(Read Full Article)

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