Property Rights2018-05-03T20:13:02-04:00

Property Rights

Founding Father Arthur Lee said, “The right of property is the guardian of every other right. And to deprive a people of this, is to deprive them of their liberty.” The JMI Center for Property Rights believes such rights were critical to the foundation of our country and are equally critical in our generation to its ongoing role as the “land of the free.”

Sadly, government and certain advocacy groups are often at work to restrict or eliminate the use of property through regulations and misuse of laws such as eminent domain. JMI works to remain vigilant and engaged by exposing such attempts and offering good public policies to protect private property rights.

JMI seeks to maximize an owner’s right to use property to achieve an expected economic expectation. JMI’s Center also addresses the expansion of both federal and state land ownership, advocating that, unless a good rationale for public ownership is needed, property is best left in private ownership.

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2018 Legislative Summary

(pdf download) Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session from JMI’s President and CEO “The 2018 Florida Legislative Session was an important session for Florida’s future. The policy team at The James Madison Institute worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond to inform state policymakers on efforts to advance limited government, [...]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2018 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett (850) 386-3131 STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY The James Madison Institute praises Gov. Scott and legislative leaders for passing policies that position Florida for continued growth TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Floridians have a brighter future thanks to tireless work from [...]

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