I am forwarding this email and your
request for personal stories of government environmental takings (email below
mine) to my email list of property owners via bcc. I assume you want only
Washington State stories?
Also I would like to ask
each the recipients of this email in Washington State to forward to
their list of property owners with horror stories.
The following people are on my email
list. I am asking each of these property owners to forward their
story to you if they wish ASAP.
1. My new
neighbor Joe has been fighting King County for two years and 20,000$
later to build his dream home on 5 acres across from me. This piece has a
high water table and has second generation tree growth. King County
forced him to build 30 feet from the road and plant more trees if you can
believe that. I just ran into him yesterday going for the trees.
During sane times, he would just have brought in several feet of fill and
built the house anywhere. Just like Kent Valley.
2. Charles Strouss has the mother
of all government taking stories. Note his story below.
3. Paul Hyatt is another
unbelievable taking story that I can never forget. Paul has in the
past asked to keep his story quiet until he fought through the government
gauntlet. Paul are you open to giving you story out yet?
4. Chuck Pillon is another soldier
of property rights. I have attached an old email on his story written by Edwina Johnson, one of our
most active property owners. Chuck does not use email I believe but his
stories are well documented by one of our prolific writers. I will
call Reggie and ask him to forward you the applicable copies.
5. Edwina Johnson also has a story
to tell. She is an excellent writer.
6. Diana Lechner and her husband
have a story to tell.
7. Rod and Laurel
McFarland help start the property owner's movement against the government
takings in May Valley WA. Rod has documented this story in
presentation form. Rod is the past president of Citizen Alliance For
Property Rights www.proprights.org
8. Ron Ewart is the President of
National Association of Rural Land Owners, www.narlo.org, he has hundreds of people that
may be able to send you stories.
9. Steve Hammond, ex King County
Councilman and now the new President of CAPR and our property rights advocate
works with many rural property owners to help them deal with the takings of King
County. I might be a good idea to arrange an interview with
10. Norman MacLeod is a leader in
the Olympic Peninsula and Jefferson County area in property rights.
He is President of Gaelic Wolf Consulting, natural resource policy
11. Bob Williamson Law Office is
one of the local law firms that has spear headed legal battles with King
Counties taking of individual private property rights. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org and his number is
12. Pacific Legal Foundation has
also handled numerous cases on private property takings around the
country. They come to our CAPR meetings frequently. You can contact
Brian Hodges, email@example.com,
13. I will send you my Excel sheet
of the other groups I am aware of.
If you do not receive enough stories
Andrew, let me know and we will try again.
Rural Land and Home Owner
American Policy Center
Here is the story of Charles
Strouss written by our CAPR Vice President Preston Drew in our newspaper
sometime ago, July-August 2005.
The first two images are one page so
read the column down top to bottom and left to right and then to the last
(third) image .
continue this column directly
Return to top of second column first
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 2:28
Subject: EFF and Property Rights
Hello, my name is Andrew Vanderput
and I am an intern at the Evergreen Freedom Foundation this summer. Mr.
Bob Williams has asked me to research a number of different issues regarding
property rights, government takings as well as eminent domain. One of my
primary purposes, one of which I believe would be of special interest to you,
is to give a recommendation as to whether or not EFF should establish a
property rights center. I was hoping that you could assist me in doing
so in a few different ways.
First of all, I read an email that
you sent to Mr. Williams awhile back and you mentioned that you were aware of
many stories of people and their struggle to retain their property
rights. I am interested in personal stories of people who have suffered
from overbearing government and its use of Eminent Domain / Government
Takings. If you still know of some individuals who fit this description
could you please email me their contact information? This way I could
collect a number of different stories of people being harmed by the government
takings and get their story out there.
Secondly, that same email you sent
mentioned a spreadsheet of some 34 organizations that are pro property rights
within the state of Washington. I was wondering if you
could also forward that list to me, as we seem to have misplaced that
list. This list will possibly be used by our Citizens Action Network
(CAN). Any contact information you have on those organizations would
also be extremely helpful.
If you could assist with these
tasks then I would be extremely grateful. Thank you very much for your