Private Property Rights

The Constitution protects the private property rights of our citizens. Land ownership is a bedrock of the American Dream, but recently there have been attempts to diminish those rights. Legislation like forced pooling and the improper use of eminent domain have been pushed by some of our elected officials to help corporations exploit our state’s natural resources and the people whose land those resources are under. It is wrong. If companies want our resources, they need to pay the costs. We should not allow outside interests to hurt landowners, and I will block any legislation that attempts to do that.