PRFA Happenings — August 2008

PRFA Publishes Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights

The Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., published the Proceedings of its Eleventh Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights this summer. The theme of the conference was “Forging Ahead for Private Property Rights.” Every inspiring, important speech is fully included.

The volume begins with Roger Pilon’s eloquent opening address elucidating the history of private property rights from ancient civilization up to the current American law, entitled “The Supreme Court’s Protection of Private Property Rights: The Founders’ Dream, the Owner’s Nightmare.” The dynamic spirit of William Perry Pendley’s keynote address about the Mountain States Legal Foundation defending western people is caught in the published speech, “The New Wars for the West.”

The addresses by sixteen men and woman from across the country are published, including speakers on such leading issues as John S. Marwell on “The Navigable Waterways Controversy,” John Berlau on “The Craze of Environmental Irrationality,” Teresa Platt on “Confronting Animal Rights and Eco-Terrorism,” and Robert J. Smith on “Organizing Against Federal Environmental Legislation that Threatens Landowners.”

PRFA has published the edited proceedings of every one of its annual conferences, beginning in 1995. Copies of each of the proceedings are still available, beginning with 1996. The 2007 Proceedings (soft cover, 8-1/2 x 11, 56 pp.) is listed at $14.95 (plus $3.50 shipping and handling). In addition to the speeches, the award presentations, speakers’ biographies, and speaker’s directory are included.

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