Center for Property Rights2018-05-03T19:31:40-04:00

Center for Property Rights

The Center for Property Rights addresses the people’s right to possess, use, exclude from and dispose of private property as our Founding Fathers iterated in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. These rights are threatened and diminished today by numerous means not limited to the overreach of intense government regulations and rules, environmental extremism and a growing Federal Estate. These threats limit or destroy the free-market principles of property ownership and use, which made our nation exceptional throughout history. Through research and education efforts, the Center aims to guide and equip legislators and citizens with the tools and information necessary to stand strong for one of the fundamental building blocks of our nation.

Property rights promote both economic security and conservation of scarce resources. Looking back over the economic prosperity that the United States has enjoyed, we find a unique thread that has been carried throughout – contracts and property rights matter and the rule of law exists to uphold them. We cannot hope to have personal security, let alone economic prosperity, without a common trust in the rule of law concerning, among other things, rights of property and liberty.

The Center for Property Rights exists to maximize the liberty of property rights and limit the role of government through public policy recommendations that include a balanced approach of government regarding:

1. Constitutional guarantees and protections of private property with emphasis on eminent domain and property forfeiture

2. Government restrictions on property through the use of laws, regulations and agency rules

3. Exposure of current and future threats to restrict property rights especially in the name of environmental protection and sustainability

4. Exposure of current and future threats to reduce or eliminate private property especially in the name of conservation and the “public good”

Policy priorities include:

Energy & The Environment

Property Rights

Recent News

Tampa Bay Times: When I buy a ticket to a game or concert, I should be able to resell it

Buyers and sellers are able to make informed decisions and act in a manner best suiting their needs — this is free market capitalism at its core. One of the single most fundamental elements of our economic success is the notion of property rights. Combined with free market capitalism and [...]

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“Battening Down: Policy Reforms to Avoid a Florida Insurance Meltdown”

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STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Releases 2022 Policy Priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2021 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850)386-3131 STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Releases 2022 Policy Priorities Today, The James Madison Institute released its 2022 Policy Priorities, which detail a robust and visionary set of initiatives for the next year that reinforce our principles of limited government and [...]

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