The right to own and maintain property is one of the most important of our God-given unalienable rights. Without it all other freedoms are compromised. Property is that which we are able to create from the sweat of our brow. It is with property that we build our homes, support families, acquire a farm, an office, a factory, machinery and tools and enter the occupation of our choice. The possession and creation of property is ultimately an extension of ourselves and is a representation of our ability to exercise our God given rights and talents.
Property consists of the Earth’s raw materials and energy which have been organized into usable products such as food, clothing and shelter. Unless one is free to acquire and utilize these forms of property, his ability to be free and independent ceases, he becomes dependent upon others for sustenance. While men differ widely in the amount of property they desire to own and control, everyone wants enough to sustain life and enable him to achieve his purposes. Therefore everyone needs his right to own property protected against theft, destruction, over-regulation, and redistribution.