SOME SLOPES REALLY ARE SLIPPERY
Sometimes an innocuous-sounding bill strikes at the heart of what it means to foster a well-functioning representative democracy that protects individual rights. That is the case with two bills currently in the South Carolina legislature.
First, some background. Secure and enforceable property rights are the cornerstone of any stable economic system. The absence of clearly defined and defensible property rights discourages production and investment and thus hinders economic growth. On a personal level, allowing the arbitrary seizure of property hinders the ability of individuals to improve their own wellbeing through the acquisition and improvement of property.
Read the entire article at The SC Policy Council.