If the government can take your private property by regulation, taxation, or outright confiscation through eminent domain abuse, is it really yours or are they just letting you use it as long as you are an obedient servant?
To our nation’s founders, the totality of your private property consisted of your land, your home, your possessions, the work of your hands, the ideas of your mind, and your life itself.
This concept dates back thousands of years. Four of the Ten Commandments deal specifically with private property:
1. Thou shalt not covet
2. Thou shalt not steal
3. Thou shalt not bear false witness
4. Thou shalt not kill
“The right to own private property that cannot be arbitrarily regulated or confiscated by the government is the moral and constitutional basis for individual freedom” is the credo of Dr. Dan’s Freedom Forum.
A legal definition of Private Property was written by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders in 1997: