Every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it. --- Theodore Roosevelt
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them neither persons nor property will be safe. ---Frederick Douglass
Land Policy Reform must be designed to improve the use of land resources through enlightened public policy. Such reforms should be based on the fundamental principle that access to land resources be equitable and widely available. It is essential that all property rights be well defined, exclusive, secure, transferable and enforceable. Effective policies also require provision of safety nets for vulnerable groups.
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