Do you all get it or choose to ignore it? Private property rights have diminished greatly in the past 40 yr. Take Kelo case, the "taking" was not for a road, airport expansion, but for the development of Phizer's headquarters. That went to USSC and the private property owner, Mrs Kelo, lost. The USSC ruled that Phizer development was for a public purpose due to blight. A city or govt entity can declare any area blighted by simply claiming that new development is worth more! Huh? That is liberalism at an extreme. btw- look at the property today. Nice ! Private property regarding govt agencies like Fla DEP and local agencies that degree who and what tree, shrub, waterway are to be protected. Ever deal w/ DEP on what is wetlands? It has gotten to where almost a puddle after a rain storm is a wetland. That is a loss of property rights. Any and all "loss of property rights" is either within or a nudge closer to Communism. For the uninformed: there are no property rights in pure communism. The state owns the property. We are not there yet, but we creep towards it a step at a time. Yes, all markets are controlled, just like to a degree you as an individual are "controlled" by police and laws (ie speed limits, drinking limits, zoning laws, etc). But the degree is the issue. I want laws that protect me and you.....thus I submit to legitimate authority to that "control" . But do you not agree that if you were incarcerated for no reason (jail !) that that "control" over you would be too extreme ? Seems like many are willing to give up liberty an inch at a time all in the interest of clinging to a political party.