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Real Estate Professional's - Protector's of Freedom?
"Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. REALTORS® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership". "Such interests impose obligations beyond those of ordinary commerce. They impose grave social responsibility and a patriotic duty to which REALTORS® should dedicate themselves, and for which they should be diligent in preparing themselves." Preamble of the Realtor's Code of Ethics-2009.
How deep, and basic are the rights to own real property, and the freedoms that are interwoven with those rights and how the abuse of property rights by dictatorial regimes has led to untold death and suffering, most notably in the last century under the guise of socialism and communism.
The United States of America, despite any of her misgivings has been the indisputable champion of individual liberty, personal freedom and prosperity, which has at its bed rock foundation, the right to own Real Property!
As Real Estate Professional we have the obligation to speak out when those that oppose basic freedom.
In the words of Edmund Burke, who ... more
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