The right to own and use private property is one of the most sacred rights of Texans. The ability of government to abuse this right is one of the most frightening.

Texas voters have the opportunity to protect their homes, property and land by voting for Proposition 11 in the upcoming state constitutional amendment election on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Prop 11 will give homeowners and other private property owners peace of mind knowing government will be restricted from using the power of eminent domain except for truly public purposes.

Itís your land. Protect it with your vote.

Please join with me and the Texas Association of Realtors, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Wildlife Association and Texas Farm Bureau, along with a broad and bi-partisan coalition of statewide organizations and officeholders who are seeking to protect homeowners and private property owner rights by voting for Proposition 11.

Todd Staples

Texas Commissioner

of Agriculture