The right to property is in our country’s bedrock. It’s celebrated in our earliest folk songs — “this land is your land, this land is my land” — and most of us take it for granted. We believe our rights to our house, our car, our land and our cash are ironclad.
But that belief is a fallacy, particularly as of late. In the course of the Trump administration, property rights fights have flared in four very different ways.