Local news covers Koontz’s property rights battle
Fox News in Orlando ran this story about our U.S. Supreme Court case, Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management District. The reporter provides one of the best summaries of the case I have heard: the district said, before you can use your land, you have to pay to fix up our land.
Sadly, the government still doesn’t seem to understand why Mr. Koontz objected to this “deal.” According to the reporter, the district said that Mr. Koontz could have avoided this lawsuit by “just paying” the district’s demand. But, as Mr. Koontz said, giving in to the district’s demand would mean “saying the Constitution doesn’t make that much sense anymore.”
To Mr. Koontz, this case is about much more than his personal struggle with the district. “We really need to win this, again, not just for us, but for everyone, because this erosion, this creeping erosion by government to take over. It is not good, and it will continue to destroy.”