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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Southeastern Private Property and Federal Land Use Conference in Bryson City

Who: Freedom and Land Rights Coalition
What: Southeastern Private Property and Federal Land Use Conference
Where: Swain County Center for the Arts/Swain County High School
1415 Fontana Road
Bryson City, NC
When: Registration begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, JUly 29, 2017

Seminar begins at 10 AM and lasts until 5 PM
Box lunch available ($10)

Purchase a Ticket on Eventbrite


Come and learn about various laws and regulations which threaten private property rights and how you can protect your property.

Hear from property owners whose land has been taken by the United States Forest Service.
Identify the biggest threats to private property in the United States.
Learn about proposed changes in the national forest management plans in your area.
Timber harvesters, hunters, and ATV users in the national forests encouraged to attend.

Special afternoon session by the COALITION OF RURAL APPALACHIAN COUNTIES. Commissioners, county managers, and elected representatives at all levels encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the conference is to examine how the shrinking amount of taxable private property in rural counties leads to below-average economic conditions for businesses and people in those areas.
Additionally, the conference will focus on the changing management of federal lands and how this affects rural counties and forest users in the mountains.

Doctor Dan Eichenbaum, a County Commissioner in Cherokee County and an organizer of the conference explains, “ The right to own private property that cannot be arbitrarily regulated or confiscated by the government is the moral and constitutional basis of individual freedom. The majority of the citizens we represent agree with that statement. That’s why they (and we) choose to live in rural America. And they expect us, their elected officials, to protect their private property rights from burdensome regulation and outright confiscation by state and federal governments.”

Special Guest Speakers Include:
Myron Ebell is Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which comprises representatives from more than two dozen non-profit organizations based in the United States and abroad that challenge global warming alarmism and opposes energy rationing policies. Ebell has worked on energy and environment issues for more than two decades and has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows. Recently, Ebell served as President Donald Trump’s advisor and Environmental Protection Agency transition team leader.

William Perry Pendley is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, a “nonprofit, public interest legal foundation dedicated to individual liberty, the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, and the free enterprise system that defends constitutional liberties and the rule of law”. During the Reagan Administration, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Minerals of the Department of Interior, where he authored President Reagan's National Minerals Policy and Exclusive Economic Zone proclamation. He was a consultant to former Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Jr., and was engaged in the private practice of law in the Washington, D.C., area before his return to the West in 1989. He has argued cases before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as various federal courts of appeals; he won what Time called a "legal earthquake" when the Supreme Court ruled in his favor in the historic Adarand (equal protection) case. His monthly column, Summary Judgment, appears throughout the country; he is the author of five books: It Takes A Hero (1994); War on the West (1995); Warriors for the West (2006); Sagebrush Rebel (2013), and Summary Judgment (2015). He is admitted to practice law in Wyoming, Colorado, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Tom DeWeese, President, American Policy Center. DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence. He is the author of several books and publications. He has spoken before groups nationwide and appeared on many radio and television shows. Tom DeWeese will appear by video link.

Additional Speakers include:

Howard Hutchinson, Executive Director, Coalition of Arizona/New Mexico Counties for Stable Economic Growth

Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, County Commissioner, Cherokee County, North Carolina, Coalition of Rural Appalachian Counties

Mrs. Linda Hogue, North Shore Road and Fontana Heritage Association (Note: This is a partial list.)