Private Property, Zoning & Eminent Domain

Property rights are the basis of any humane civilization and must be protected at all cost. Failure to do so in the last century led to tens of millions of murders and the enslavement of billions of innocent people in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, National Socialist Germany, Red China and dozens of other hell holes. The decline of respect for property rights here is one of the major causes of the economic deterioration and the oncoming police state. This is why the abolition of property taxes is so important.

Zoning is a Twentieth Century communistic concept which began in New York City in the 1910s, always a bad sign, and was confirmed by the Supreme Court in a decision involving the city of Euclid in the 1920s. It should be phased out, carefully and gradually, being sure to protect the property rights of homeowners. The concept of restrictive covenants must be reinstated before this can be done. As long as zoning exists, it should always be determined at the political level which is closest to homeowners and other taxpayers, not by judges or regional boards which are not directly subject to the people and never by states or the federal government.
Eminent domain, another totalitarian concept, should be used very sparingly while it is permitted to exist. It should never be used to benefit any private entity at the expense of the people and should always be carefully controlled by the voters for minimal government purposes, such as roads and defense establishments.