PLF fights anti-business laws that kill jobs and stifle competition
He and his crew are sideswiped by government.
Should government block people from starting businesses and creating jobs?
PLF answers: NO! We’re on the front lines in the battle against laws that create arbitrary barriers to start-up businesses.
In Oregon, for example, we’re challenging state rules that unfairly limit entry to the moving business. Our client, Portland college student Adam Sweet, discovered that his competitors would be given a veto over whether he could get a license for major moving jobs.
As KMTR 16, the NBC-TV affiliate in Eugene, discovered, state officials even conduct “stings” against entrepreneurs who haven’t received “permission” to operate from the moving industry’s “big boys.”
Watch KMTR’s report on Oregon’s restrictive anti-business policies, including an interview with PLF Attorney Tim Sandefur.
PLF Defends Entrepreneurs’ Constitutional Rights
The Founders knew that property rights are critical for a free and prosperous society. But property rights aren’t the only indispensable element. Another core freedom secured by the Constitution is the right to earn a living without unreasonable interference by government.
Justice Stephen Field:
The entrepreneur’s eloquent advocate
As Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field observed,the right to choose a profession or own a business is “the distinguishing privilege” of United States citizens.
Government, Field said, may not prevent fair competition or bar people from legitimate pursuits to earn a living. “This is the fundamental idea upon which our institutions rest,” he concluded.
Through our Economic Liberty Project, PLF attorneys challenge anti-competitive regulations that short-circuit the free market, stifle the hopes of aspiring business people, and deprive consumers of free access to a full range of goods and services.
These laws result in higher prices and less choice for consumers—and fewer jobs in an economy that is already struggling!
By litigating against these restrictive policies, PLF is striving to restore basic rights—freedom of contract, freedom to work, freedom to start a business—that underpin American liberty.
You can help us defend our clients. Please consider a tax-deductible, year-end donation to support PLF’s crucial mission of “rescuing liberty” from the grasp of oppressive government!