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Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Pushes Again for Failed National Heritage Area Designation

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Pushes Again for Failed National Heritage Area Designation The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is taking another shot at becoming the Managing Entity for 1.5 million acres stretching along I-90 from Seattle past Ellensburg. Aside from lack of federal will and dollars, a large part of the reason the previous attempt to push this through congress failed was the public outcry from Private Property Owners who objected to being mapped into this Heritage Area that would fall under the control of the National Park Service. Property owners believe, rightly so, that there is enough governmental control in this state over their properties, both on the state and federal levels. This gets to the heart of the matter, the word trust. Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights asks do property owners trust the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust?

EVENTS FOR JULY!

For all who wish to attend, meet other interesting people, have a little fun, network, and learn about current property rights  concerns and actions, there are two events scheduled for July! July 18, CAPR Snohomish will hold and fun and informative shoot and BBQ potluck!  CAPR invites you to this fun, friendly and informative event! Listen to what CAPR has been working on, and then join in on the soapbox if you would like to speak your piece!  Details on flyer, hope to see you there!

Grizzlies – Don’t mess with Mother Nature!

I have hiked and backpacked all over the world including a number of our National Parks where grizzlies are found. I appreciate grizzly bears and have observed them in the wild. I live within a few miles of the North Cascades National Park. As a Ph.D. scientist, hiker/backpacker, and taxpayer I support the “no action alternative (status quo)” ostensibly being considered in the Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS). “Restoration” of grizzlies to the North Cascades Ecosystem is meddling with Mother Nature, has no basis in either public demand or scientific validation, and is fraught with unintended consequences. Here are my opinions why: It sounds like the decision to do this has already been made. “What is the Purpose.

CAPR Snohomish PicNic

Come and Learn more about CAPR and listen to experts on Administrative Law, and Water Rights at CAPR Snohomish PicNic on May 30 at Langus Park in Everett, between noon and 4:00 PM. There will be music, fun, food, discussion on property rights, water, and administrative law. How are these issues impacting your property use, agricultural lands, and water availability? Come here experts and stories from those who know and are living with the constraints of misguided law.

In Memoriam: the Fifth Amendment | The Antiplanner

The Antiplanner spoke in Spokane last Friday at the annual meeting of Spokane chapter of Citizens Alliance for Property Rights. The focus of my presentation was how cities have eroded the property rights protections of the Fifth Amendment in order to promote the density schemes of urban planners. The Fifth Amendment, which says that government may not take private property for public use without due compensation, was once interpreted to mean that government cannot take private property for private use at all and must pay compensation when it take it for public use. But over time it has come to be reinterpreted to mean that government can take property rights through regulation without compensation and it can take private property from one owner and give it to another private party with compensation.

Citizens’ Alliance For Property Rights Campaign to Restore Liberty in Our Properties

Student of the history of Liberty Lord John Acton famously said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” With this in mind, as Free American Citizens we owe ourselves dutiful attention to the safeguarding of our Liberties. This seems an extraordinary task when we consider the behemoth government has become. It is in consideration of our Freedoms that we reach for what most Americans consider the baseline for the measurement of Liberty, our Federal and State Constitutions. The essence of Political Liberty is self-governance, and this can only be accomplished through interacting with our elected representatives; this is a responsibility we hold as citizens of a Representative Republic both individually and by acting together. Perhaps most damaging to our Liberty is Administrative Law.

The Anatomy of Intellectual Compromise

We read many articles on the relevance of Climate Change, is it real or bogus? Does it exist and if so is it human caused? Does it have any place in being used as justification for rule and law making? What ever conclusions you have personally come to, this article describes how one can over think themselves into compromising constitutional values based on intellectual belly button gazing on the subject of climate change. http://www.vox.com/2015/5/12/8588273/the-arguments-that-convinced-this-libertarian-to-support-a-carbon-tax

Should Every State Have a Private Property Rights Caucus

Certainly, the answer is yes! This is the kind of legislation we need in every state. Property Rights, the environment, are important. But we need watchdogs on the expenses, methods, and schemes environmental programs cause...mitigation, land acquisition, development rights, and so on. Good thing this is the focus on Property Rights is ramping up! Let's all cause our legislators to pay attention to Property Rights! http://riponadvance.com/news/government-reform/tom-reed-fights-for-private-property-rights/11408

TVW Provides Insight Into "Restoration" Environment

Governors Results Washington Initiative Take the time to listen to what Governor Inslee is encouraging. Environmentalism on steroids. Wayyyy expensive. Skagit, Snohomish, heads up! Question, is Restoration really Growth Management? Or are these bloated programs just carelessly done? Either way, is the expense, loss of usable land worth the purported results? http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2015040173

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