Straight Up with Sherri

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Another One?

Hat tip: Marine Mom

Eminent domania!
Another Supreme home scoped for confiscation

Call it eminent domania.

Public outrage over the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing governments to seize private property and give it to another private party has spread to a second justice whose home is now targeted for confiscation.

Justice Stephen Breyer has joined his high-court colleague David Souter in feeling the wrath of the public, specifically the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, which wants the city of Plainfield, N.H., to seize Breyer's 167-acre vacation retreat by eminent domain........


  • Yeah! Pave that property and put in a parking lot. I'll drive all the way to Hew Hampshire just to park in it.

    By Blogger Tom, at 12:55 PM  

  • I think that the whole Eminent Domain idea is wrong. I really feel that it is unfair for the government to take someone's property and sale it to someone else because they feel they can make more money.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:33 PM  

  • I think that the idea of eminent domain is in itself a big contradiction to an individual's property rights. It is incoreect for a person to know that a land or property that he or she is buying today with a great plan in mind, can someday be taken away with a handful of compensation because somebody else came up with a better worth for it. G.S.4509

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:15 PM  

  • Please excuse my french people but I think this eminent domain is some bull. The government is acting like a big bully who takes little kids money because he feels he has better use for it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:09 PM  

  • SBG3301

    The government acting like a big bully is expected. WE are the ones SUPPOSED to be watching it and stopping it- if we don't like it. The problem is that "WE" seem to be too busy to truly pay attention to what is going on, and rarely take the things they try to implement and logically think through their actions. We also tend to think about what sounds like a good idea or what doesn't- and then go with it. What we really should be doing is putting all of these things through ONE SMELL TEST- it is CONSTITUTIONAL? Does it measure up to the intent of our founders?

    The most bothersome thing is that the SCOTUS doesn't look to the Constitution and its design- instead it plays word games and follows an ideology. OY! All three branches are out of control.

    Your insight is well appreciated!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 4:37 PM  

  • I seriusly disagree with this. There is no reason the government should be able to seize PRIVATE PROPERTY. What is the point of capitalism. We should just go head and make this a socialist government if they feel they have the right to basically steal our land away from us. The Supreme Court should rule this unconstitutional. Communism is on the way people.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:00 PM  

  • Speaking as a home owner that may very soon have the reality of eminent domain taking over some or all of my property for a busy highway that runs in front of my home, the concept of eminent domain is completely outrageous. I truly do not see any difference in eminent domain and stealing. Even if the govermnet pays a "fair" amount of money to me for the land they are taking, it is in no way the true monetery value of my home that I have worked each and every day to keep.-D.R. 6868

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:27 PM  

  • Passing a bill like that is really crazy. It isn't right for any one to take someone's property. The government might as well make stealing and robbing legal because that is what taking a person's property is. This world is getting real scary. (TB8068)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:10 PM  

  • I strongly oppose the idea of eminent domain, as it is very unjust act towards individual property rights. Either a person should not be allowed to purchase a property of his or her own choice in the first place, or he or she should be given complete freedom to handle their property, without any question of eminent domain, which is more like hanging on cliff where there is a river on one side, and a mountain on the other, either choice won't benefit you. G.S.4509

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:25 AM  

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