After reading the threads about reposession and privacy, I want to ask the question. What is your definition of property rights and how important are they to you? I was amazed at some of the posts. A lot said that it was ok because the trespasser was "doing his job." I define trespassing as being in or on someone elses property without permission. This is the law. Trespassing is a legal term that can refer to a wide variety of offenses against a person or against property. Trespassing as it relates to real estate law means entering onto land without consent of the landowner. There are both criminal and civil TRESPASS laws. Criminal trespass law is enforced by police, sheriffs, or park rangers. Civil trespass requires that the landowner initiate a private enforcement action in court to collect any damages for which the trespasser may be responsible, regardless of whether a crime has been committed. Traditionally, for either type of trespass, some level of intent is required. Thus, the trespasser must not simply unwittingly traverse another's land but must knowingly go onto the property without permission. Knowledge may be inferred when the owner tells the trespasser not to go on the land, when the land is fenced, or when a "no trespassing" sign in posted. A trespasser would probably not be prosecuted if the land was open, the trespasser's conduct did not substantially interfere with the owner's use of the property, and the trespasser left immediately on request. I have a real problem with people trespassing just because of who they are or think they are. All I ask is to knock on my door and ask permission. I dont care if it is a hoodlum,cop,repoman,game warden or the president of the united states! I bought and paid for my land. I pay the taxes every year. My name is the only one on the title. I have control of my land. If someone else can tell me what I can and cannot do with my property, then I dont own it. That is communism. What amazes me even more is that people are "ho-hum" about this. I'll bet George Washington is turning over in his grave while this nation heads towards communism and the people dont care!!! This nation was created for freedom. Can you call this free? Is there nobody left to standup?