The official CRP platform, which can be found at www.cagop.org/pdf/platform.pdf, outlines several key areas that are in direct conflict with the Fullerton Redevelopment Agency's practice. I have been highlighting these key areas and articulating how they conflict with the Fullerton Redevelopment Agency so that Republicans who have supported Redevelopment Agency efforts will realize the incompatibility between the Party and the Agency.
Today, I'm focusing on the CRP's topic, regarding the property rights. First, let's see what the CRP has to say on the subject.
PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTSWow, do I really need to add anything to that? I believe condemnation should be reserved for public rights-of-way. I believe strong-arm tactics like devaluing private property by declaring blight so that the Redevelopment Agency can get a "good deal" circumvents the 4th and 5th Amendments and undermines two of the most important rights we have.
We stand for the principle that condemnation and government restriction on private property must only occur for public uses.
One of the purest forms of tyranny is government confiscation of its citizens’ private property. We reject condemnation or government restrictions on property without full compensation for such condemnations or restrictions. We also reject condemnation by governments of private property to be used for non-public uses.
4th “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”
5th “…nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”