Governments Must Never Perform Services That Free Markets Can Do

It was never my intention to be a land developer. I thought people could buy farmland and move onto it. Utah County has so many utility requirements that I had to develop and sell off lots to pay for them. For example, I could have used geothermal, solar and/or wind energy instead of having more […]

Should Governments Seize Property and Ruin The Lives of Citizens Who Fail to Pay Their Property Taxes?

by Robert John Stevens, December 22, 2017 If you fail to pay your property taxes, should the government seize your property? I’ve sat in several Utah County Commissioners’ Meetings where citizen appeals are reviewed. Each time county employees testify to the county commissioners that they sent property tax notices and still the taxes weren’t paid. […]

Private Property Rights are Rights, Not Privileges

by Robert John Stevens, September 26, 2017 Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves at today’s Utah County Commissioner Meeting in Provo, Utah from his chair and on television made the comment. “Private property rights are privileges, not rights.” I later went to the podium and corrected him. I don’t have a transcript of what I said […]

Trump: Since Signing the Declaration of Independence, ‘America Always Affirmed that Liberty Comes from Our Creator’

by Robert John Stevens, July 2, 2017 “Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” Trump declared. “Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that […]

Defending a Mink Farm at the Expense of Citizen’s Rights

by Robert John Stevens, April 13, 2017 Suppose you buy land in the country to enjoy more space and fresh air but years later a farmer buys 40 acres next to you and builds a mink farm. Countless flys fill your home and barn, the air both inside and outside stinks of mink feces, you […]

John Adams Quote on Property Rights

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 […]

Utah County Commissioners Vote Against Inalienable Property Rights and Private Party Contracts

by Robert John Stevens, September 7, 2016 No landowners would ever form a government that denies them from building on their own land but Utah County, the home of America’s Freedom Festival, stole that right—not by citizens’ consent but by years of creating 290-pages of behind-closed-doors, tyrannical land-use ordinances. Buried deep are ordinances that deny […]

Private Property Ownership Is the Only Way to Eradicate Poverty

Private private ownership is of little value if destructive government regulations prohibit citizens from building on their own property. This article is fascinating. Not mentioned is before the Federal Reserve Bankster Act in 1913, America produced more than half the world’s goods.

Ten Essential Items to Mention in Every Gun Discussion

by Robert John Stevens, June 21, 2016 Protection against tyrannical governments—The Founding Fathers created the Second Amendment1 to protect citizens against tyrannical governments because they knew governments eventually transfer and consolidate power to one person who turns against his or her own people. Unfortunately the amendment did not include the word democide. Democide—Murder by one’s […]

Mormon Utah County’s Excessive Violations of Inalienable Private Property Rights

by Robert John Stevens, May 5, 2016 During the Brigham Young administration alone, Mormons founded nearly four hundred settlements with three hundred more thereafter. Surveyors drafted township plats. Pioneers moved onto their land with no regulations other than to follow the golden rule. Today Utah County’s Land-Use Ordinances are 290 pages. How many violate inalienable […]