I smell something rotten on the books.
The very first law that came to mind is “Eminent Domain”.
According to Wikipedia it is, ” the inherent power of the state to seize a citizen’s private property, expropriate property, or seize a citizen’s rights in property with due monetary compensation, but without the owner’s consent. The property is taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties who will devote it to public or civic use or, in some cases, economic development.”
What the heck?
The proper exercise of this would be by an all knowing, all loving god!
I’ve yet to meet a human being that qualifies for that position.
The State has proven it cares not for individual rights and the Legislature cares only for the almighty dollar. Yet, they are the deciders of who loses property?
A citizen who owns property should be subject to laws to maintain it but NOT at a threat to lose it. Certainly not at the judgment of the State.
“Due monetary compensation” is a bit, pathetically, vague.
Nowadays, more than ever, my trust in government and, it’s interest in the individual, is very low.
Hate to have that kind of power in the hands of the State.