Property Rights Projects

Property Rights Projects

Property rights are intertwined with all other human rights. From works of art to loaves of bread, people produce the things because they are able to own and use resources.

Government exists to protect rights, including the rights to own and use property. Yet power corrupts, and government grasps for more and more control. One of the most powerful ways to increase that control is to extend it to the land we live on.

The Freedom Foundation stands up for property rights and property owners in Washington State. Most powerfully, we empower property owners themselves to build coalitions, confront local governments, and--often--win.

One example of this was an attempt to restrict waterfowl hunting across a broad swath of Thurston County. We helped the Washington State Waterfowler Association, together with other hunters and local land owners, to stand up to the County. Ultimately, officials backed down in the face of massive public outcry. Watch the video to find out more.

March 09, 2012

The Freedom Foundation can provide activism training for your group.

If you want to think globally about free market solutions, personal responsibility, lower taxes, less regulation, and more freedom, let us help you act locally to achieve these ideals. If you want to question authority and speak truth to power – let us help you be effective.
March 09, 2012

Citizens Speak up Against Thurston County's No Shooting Ordinance

Thurston County "listened," and they changed the name to "Controlled Shooting" ordinance. I guess Thurston County thinks that sounds better, and maybe they believe people won't pay attention to what this ordinance actually does. Change the name, and then everyone will think it is okay, regardless of what is written.
January 11, 2012

Pocket gopher not imperiled

A year ago, a few of us took up the cause to protect Thurston County citizens from the pointless regulations levied by the Thurston County Commissioners.
July 11, 2011

Informed Voter Guide 2011

It can be tricky to make the right decision when it comes to voting on an initiative. More often than not you don't have enough information to make a confident choice either way. But now you can get the unbiased facts about the 2011 Washington initiatives by reading our Initiative Guide!
March 08, 2011

Stop Thurston County

March 08, 2011

Stop Thurston County

December 02, 2010

Envision Washington

June 01, 2010

Informed Voter Guide 2010

Do your lawmakers represent your best interests? Do you feel confident that you know how your legislators voted on key issues in the 2010 Legislative Session?