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Issue Position: Property Rights

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This has become a big issue in Cheyenne with the Pershing/Converse roundabout project. Our Founder's guiding principle was that people come together to form governments in order to SECURE their rights to property - not to create an entity which will itself, "take from the mouths of labor the bread it has earned." What was wrong for individual citizens to do to one another, they believed, was equally wrong for government to do to its citizens.

"Government is instituted to protect property of every sort .... This being the end of government, that is NOT a just government,... nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has ... is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest."
--James Madison


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