Open letter to SLO County Board of Supervisors
April 18, 2015
OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND
This letter is in regard to the Las Pilitas mine project. Private property rights are a corner stone of a free society in this country. When government tells private property owners what they can and cannot do with these owner’s property, freedom disappears.
The land on which the Las Pilitas mine project is located is zoned for mining, as I understand it. Instead of using the tyranny of government to prevent the owners to use the land to mine, those opposed to the project, to protect private property rights and freedom, should either buy the land as a group and do with it as they please or move away.
It is incumbent on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to allow the owners of the land to do as they see fit.
Gary L. Kirkland is president of the San Luis Obispo Libertarian Party.