Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights
Whatcom County Chapter
"The right of property is the guardian of every other right, and to deprive a people of this is, in fact, to deprive them of their liberty." Arthur Lee, Virginia, 1775 Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights was organized in 2003 as a non-partisan political action committee where individual citizens and existing organizations can work together protecting property rights. We support equitable and scientifically sound land use regulations that do not force private landowners to pay disproportionately for public benefits enjoyed by all. After observing environmental conditions around the world, we conclude that private owners are far better stewards of this earth than government planners. Landowners who own and control their own land take much better care of it, regardless of whether they live in an urban, suburban, or rural setting. We want to be part of our children's and grandchildren's lives. They should not have to move elsewhere in order to be able to afford a home of their own. We protect everyone's property rights by:
* Presenting a single coordinated voice dedicated to preserving and protecting individual property rights.
* Electing legislators pledged to protect, not destroy, property rights and electing judges pledged to uphold our constitutionally guaranteed right to own and control property.
* Promoting legislation to preserve and protect property rights while opposing excessively burdensome legislation and regulation.
* Reducing the regulatory cost of property ownership.
The truth is that private ownership of property is the greatest instrument of freedom ever designed and it is sheer folly to speak of granting a man freedom while withholding that instrument from him." —Bertel M. Sparks
Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights is totally dependent on membership dues and donations from individuals for the funds we use to fight for your property rights. The officers and board of directors are unpaid volunteers. Please consider joining CAPR and/or making a donation so that we can continue to work towards sensible and fair land use policies in Washington.
"Nothing is ours which another may deprive us of." —Thomas Jefferson
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