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Citizens fed up with eminent domain: Clarchives clarkhoward - Clarchives April 21, 2006

Citizens fed up with eminent domain
 We've all heard about the unholy alliances that go on between local government and developers or construction companies. Often, the government condemns a homeowner's property in favor of allowing a big company or development to be built there and make money. It's called eminent domain, and the Supreme Court validated the practice as legitimate. In fact, the high court said one individual could be bumped off the property to benefit another private party. It's all in an effort to take care of the rich and powerful. Well, people are fed up. In 47 states, laws have been introduced to protect your private property rights, according to the LA Times. It doesn't matter if people are Republicans or Democrats; they're speaking out about this. People should have a right to protect their own property and Clark hopes this movement stays strong. Yes, eminent domain is a legitimate practice if it's used fairly, when roads need to be built or something else is necessary. But it's been exploited. Clark hopes Congress gets involved and passes a statute that has some meat to it.

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