Property Rights News

Property Rights News

Property rights are intertwined with all other human rights. From works of art to loaves of bread, people produce the things because they are able to own and use resources.

Government exists to protect rights, including the rights to own and use property. Yet power corrupts, and government grasps for more and more control. One of the most powerful ways to increase that control is to extend it to the land we live on.

The Freedom Foundation stands up for property rights and property owners in Washington State. Most powerfully, we empower property owners themselves to build coalitions, confront local governments, and--often--win.

One example of this was an attempt to restrict waterfowl hunting across a broad swath of Thurston County. We helped the Washington State Waterfowler Association, together with other hunters and local land owners, to stand up to the County. Ultimately, officials backed down in the face of massive public outcry. Watch the video to find out more.

Tiny animal, big threat to property owners
MyNorthwest.com  |  April 11, 2014
Using Innovative Activism to Change the Local Political Culture
Heritage Insider Magazine  |  February 11, 2014
The Puget Sound Partnership Scam, It Matters Here
The Whatcom Excavator  |  January 13, 2014
"Local Brew" with The Freedom Foundation's, Glen Morgan, asking to abolish the Puget Sound Partnership
The David Boze Show  |  January 08, 2014
What Happens When the Central Planners Fail?
The US and Eau Claire Journal  |  January 08, 2014
"Local Brew" with The Freedom Foundation's, Glenn Morgan
The David Boze Show  |  December 13, 2013
Tales of Tyranny - Another Episode
The Whatcom Excavator  |  December 13, 2013
Local Brew on Snohomish County's probation since 2008
The David Boze Show  |  December 06, 2013
Local Brew with The Freedom Foundation's, Glen Morgan
770 KTTH The Truth with David Boze  |  November 04, 2013
"Local Brew" with The Freedom Foundation's, Glenn Morgan, on the City of Seattle Stealing from a 103 year old woman
770 KTTH The Truth with David Boze  |  October 28, 2013
Seattle seizes elderly woman's parking lot to turn it into -- a parking lot
Fox News  |  October 25, 2013
Seattle uses eminent domain to turn a parking lot into a parking lot
Watchdog.org  |  October 24, 2013
Eminent Domain Abuse: City Uses Eminent Domain to seize Property from 103 Year Old Woman
Daily Paul  |  October 23, 2013
City tells 103-year-old: We’re buying your parking lot, like it or not
Q13 Fox  |  October 23, 2013
"Local Brew" with The Freedom Foundation's, Glenn Morgan
Kiro Radio 770 KTTh "The Truth"  |  September 30, 2013
"Local Brew" with The Freedom Foundation's, Glen Morgan
Kiro Radio  |  September 06, 2013
Tales of Tyranny: The Joe Remenar Story
Skagit County Republican Party  |  September 06, 2013
Bureaucratic tyrants bully another property owner!
Western Free Press  |  September 03, 2013
Bureaucratic tyrants bully another property owner!
Tucson Citizen  |  September 03, 2013
Freedom Foundation’s Tales of Tyranny features local Whatcom County resident "Joe Remenar’s" Pond Story
Smiling Liberty Road  |  September 03, 2013