One Law I'd Abolish

I smell something rotten on the books.

Miss Liberty

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.

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8 thoughts on “One Law I'd Abolish

  1. I disagree! Without this law our highways and railroads(for example) would have to snake around individual dwellings and land instead of being laid out in reasonably straight lines. Sometimes the common good ,trumps individual rights-owners are compensated and they have a right to appeal decisions.

  2. There must be a better judge than those who would receive the benefit of the property taking.
    I believe most people are for the greater good…let the people decide NOT the courts and State. Appealing to another “court” seems fruitless when my faith in court room justice is so low.
    I see your point…do you see mine? 🙂

  3. No,I do not see your point. I believe that when you ask that a choice be made it has to go through a process-How would you let the people decide? Any process can be subverted and if the common good is served-that is the people ,then an impartial arbiter -a judge ,I think is the best one to make a decision.
    By the way the courts and the state ARE the people.
    An interesting discussion you’ve started.

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