The Lebanon 9-12 Project

Preserving the Constitution and the Founder's Principles at the Local Level

LCPRC-Lebanon County Property Rights Committee

Lebanon County Property Rights Committee

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”


Frederic Bastiat

Our inherent and unalienable individual right to property is one of the cornerstones of True Liberty.  We either have a right to our own property or we become the property of others.

When our founders framed this nation, the right of property was considered a sacred right.  As John Adams declared "The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If "Thou shalt not covet," and "Thou shalt not steal," were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society, before it can be civilized or made free."

The timeless nature of this concept in rooted in the notions the property existed before there was organized government.  As societies formed they empowered governing bodies to oversee the mutual protection of that right to property.  Frederic Bastiat put it like this “Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” 

The concept was important enough to make its way into our Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

The Lebanon County Property Rights Committee was formed to advocate for the restoration of the right of property to its correct place in society:The Property Owner.  Our homes are not to be exploited by any legal authority of any government or by any "body", agency or bureaucracy created by government.  When such happens it is, as John Adams declared, the commencement of a form of tyranny exerted over the people.  It becomes, as Frederic Bastiat stated in his time essay simply titled THE LAW, "Legal plunder"




You can watch a complete breakdown of the only bill to completely eliminate ALL school property Taxes

The above video was recorded during a special town hall held by the Lebanon 9-12 Project on the elimination of the School property Tax with Ron Boltz of PA Liberty Alliance as Guest Presenter.