Questions from voters on property rights."Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the
Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of
civilization than any other institution established by the human race."
How far we have come since that statement was made. The fact that it was made by a Republican president shows just how far the Republican Party has come in agreeing with the Democratic wing of the "Status Quo Party" in Washington, D.C. Republicans join right in with Democrats in expanding the federal government's reach into the domain of private property.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930),
U.S. Republican politician, president.Popular Government
, ch. 3 (1913).
Case in point:
Prime Farmland Targeted in Central Ohio.
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Land of Pork or Pork for Land?"how much it costs to purchase the vote of a member of Congress."