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Petition to Restore Property Rights

Whereas: Politicians should never have a higher claim on property than the owner, and;

Whereas: The power of county council to use zoning laws to constantly toy with an entire county’s property rights creates a tyrannical political environment and an unstable economic environment, and;

Whereas: Government power over development rights inevitably leads to cronyism, and;

Whereas: The practice of government making true land ownership impossible by forcing a choice between 1) payment of “rent” through mandatory property taxes, or 2) getting evicted, is inhumane, feudalistic, and inconsistent with freedom, and;

Therefore: We, the citizens of Baltimore County, demand that county council stops restricting and violating, without due process, the right to own, use, and develop land.