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Trump administration right to reverse federal overreach


The right to an individual’s life, liberty, and private property underpins any free society. It is a well-established principle enshrined in the Constitution’s 5th Amendment that under a limited government, no individual can be deprived of private property without just compensation. Back-door methods of federal regulation, without titles or deeds ever changing hands, effectively result in the seizure or “taking” of private lands and violate of the spirit of law protecting private property.

President Obama’s 2015 Clean Water Rule, also called “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), repre...

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