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.
The founders of the States and the Union understood that without an individual right to own and control property, no other rights can be protected from government tyranny. Homes, personal possessions, personal safety, unrestricted travel and free speech are all placed in jeopardy once government has established the power to control or confiscate private property through general edict.
Property rights are natural rights or human rights, and are the very foundation of a free society. These rights are further protected by the Fifth Amendment to the federal constitution, and in state constitutions, such as in Article 1 Section 16 the Washington State constitution. Secure property rights have been a major cornerstone of the American experiment that has resulted in the highest standard of living and the most personal freedom of any people in the history of the world.
We envision a future where the regulatory cost of land ownership is minimized, and equitable and scientifically sound land use regulations do not force private landowners to pay disproportionately for public benefits enjoyed by all.
Our mission is to protect and restore property rights by identifying, training, and mobilizing members in effective action during the legislative and election seasons to ensure political accountability toward our pro-property agenda. We further this mission by:
- Presenting a single coordinated voice dedicated to preserving and protecting individual property rights.
- Promoting legislation to preserve and protect property rights while opposing excessively burdensome legislation and regulation.
- Informing voters and pro-property activists about the performance of elected officials at all levels through our bill ratings system, candidate ratings system, campaign season mailers, awards for good and bad performance, awards for important coverage of property rights issues by the media, and more.