Thursday, September 08, 2005

Federal legislation in the works

Any local or state government that employs the right of eminent domain to transfer property from one private owner to another would be denied funding for all federal programs under legislation written by Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-Texas), The Hill newspaper reports from the Capitol.

Agriculture Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) characterized the legislation as the strongest response yet to the Supreme Court’s June ruling in Kelo v. City of New London, Conn., which affirmed governments’ rights to seize property from landowners for private development deemed by elected officials to be in the community interest. The Agriculture Committee, which will hold a hearing on the Bonilla bill today, has been given primary jurisdiction on the issue


At 6:18 AM, Blogger Bill C said...

It seems like an American citizen's right to own their home, land or business should be held more sacred. If the government deems it necessary to take one's property by force, the should pay double, or some other multiplying factor. As it is, it is too easy for a one term politician to flex their new found power, put someone out of business for a little pet project, and be out of office before their plan is ever realized.

At 7:40 AM, Blogger ealevamardis said...

Could some one please help us get a lawyer to help us use the Stop act. We live in West Township on a township rd. In Columbiana County Ohio. We have been tormented for a year. We were issued a certified letter telling us to clear a 60 foot right of way to improve our township road, established in the year of 1836. This is a road that has never been surfaced with anything but dirt untill now. And we are told to remove a four story farm building and all wood fencing, all hot wires, all trees, all flower beds, and if we didn't the township would do it for us and charge it to our property taxes. Please some one help us to seek proper help. We used a private consulting civil engineer, and he can't even get our township after several letters and visits to meetings and offices, to even reply. please reply ealevamardis


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