David Lucas’ Beachfront Property and Integrity
In this lesson, students will learn how David Lucas acted with integrity when a new law deprived him of the right to use his property. Lucas boldly challenged what he believed to be an unconstitutional taking of his property.
The government must interact with all citizens according to the duly-enacted laws; applying these rules equally among all citizens.
Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.
The natural right of all individuals to create, obtain, and control their possessions, beliefs, faculties, and opinions, as well as the fruits of their labor.