"The protection of property rights is a crucial pillar of a free society and a necessary condition for the protection of all individual rights," said Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.
"Every American who values his freedom and his individual rights should be deeply concerned about the government's power to use eminent domain and should support just compensation of property owners adversely affected by the government's actions.
"As Ayn Rand stated, 'Without property rights, no other rights are possible.'"
Dr. Yaron Brook is executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute." (Dr. Yaron Brook/Ayn Rand Institute/AmericanDaily.com 10/10/06)