It’s time to correct an injustice perpetrated on owners of The Riggings, a condominium complex located at Kure Beach, N. C. For the past 27 years these citizens have been in legal limbo and periodically harassed by the N. C. Coastal Resources Commission, a government-sponsored group controlled by environmental activists that hold inordinate, arbitrary power over coastal residents’ use of their property. (LINK)
Several state agencies and courts have the authority declare that the CRC cease harassing these folks, or, cause them to lose their property. It’s not clear from a Wilmington StarNews article why the State Department of Justice is involved, but this is an issue of justice.
It’s just that these people be allowed to protect their property. Knowing the history of their dilemma, no reasonable person could deny that. But government operatives usually are not reasonable people—they follow prescribed, arbitrary rules.
For example, CRC commissioner Joan Weld from Pender County believes that allowing Riggings owners to protect their valuable, vulnerable property would “set a precedent.” Another Justice: Rep. Carolyn, also from Pender County, should explain to Ms. Weld that in America government’s role is to protect private property, not contribute to its destruction.
I suggest it would be just and proper for our local state legislators to prepare a bill to exempt Riggings owners from further harassment, including legal action, because of their unique circumstances. If ever there was an injustice directed at coastal owners, this meets the definition.
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