Property rights and free commerce
The current draft of the Uniting Amendment includes language that specifically protects the right to own and control property, and has a general prohibition against the taking of property by eminent domain. It also protects the right to trade and affirmatively states that all rights recognized by the Constitution are protected irrespective of any commerce associated with them:
- "Rights may not be violated, infringed, abridged, or in anyway restricted irrespective of any commerce associated with the exercise of those rights. Anyone may enter into any agreement or transaction, including employment contracts, provided that all those whose rights are affected by the agreement or transaction are provided full disclosure with full comprehension, give informed consent and no inalienable rights are waived. "