Nanny-State Madness: Woman Faces Jail Over Veggie Garden | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze

"We only want to help you." Public servants or totalitarian masters? You decide. First up, we have a family harassed by the government over their small vegetable garden. Nanny-State Madness: Woman Faces Jail Over Veggie Garden | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze. Next, we have Cedar Falls government demanding universal keys and unlimited [...]

By | 2011-07-11T19:17:30+00:00 July 9th, 2011|Eminent Domain, Government, Property Rights|2 Comments

Using Animals to Hurt People

These type of incidents are happening all over the country. Animals are being used as weapons to attack people, ruin their livelihoods, shut down their businesses, turn off their water, and condemn their property. How is it that humans are somehow viewed as extra-environmental beings worthy of less protection than a bug? This is not [...]

By | 2010-09-18T16:51:42+00:00 September 18th, 2010|Eminent Domain, Property Rights|Comments Off on Using Animals to Hurt People

Eminent Domain, by any other name… still stinks

Via The Daily Caller Imagine you come home from work one day to a notice on your front door that you have 45 days to demolish your house, or the city will do it for you. Oh, and you’re paying for it. This is happening right now in Montgomery, Ala., and here is how it [...]

By | 2010-08-26T11:48:20+00:00 August 26th, 2010|Eminent Domain|Comments Off on Eminent Domain, by any other name… still stinks

Eminent Domain bills

These Eminent Domain bills were sponsored by my State Senator (Rand McNally) and State Representative (Bill Dunn) in 2009: SB0521 / HB1771 Eminent Domain - As introduced, requires county and municipal legislative bodies to approve the exercise of eminent domain by two-thirds vote prior to any property being condemned and taken by such bodies. SB0522 [...]

By | 2010-03-25T19:01:40+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Eminent Domain, Government, Legal issues|Comments Off on Eminent Domain bills

White House Proposes to Seize over 10 million Acres

By Sen. Jim DeMint You'd think the Obama administration is busy enough controlling the banks, insurance companies and automakers, but thanks to whistleblowers at the Department of the Interior, we now learn they're planning to increase their control over energy-rich land in the West. A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal [...]

By | 2010-03-03T21:27:27+00:00 March 3rd, 2010|Eminent Domain, Property Rights|Comments Off on White House Proposes to Seize over 10 million Acres

Property seizures characteristic of despotic regimes

China. A large proportion of China's estimated 100,000 or so public protests each year are driven by rage over compulsory evictions. Over the past decade, hundreds of thousands of Chinese have been forcibly evicted from their homes to make way for one of the greatest property booms of all time. Rapacious developers, often in cahoots [...]

By | 2010-02-02T10:08:15+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|Eminent Domain, Property Rights|Comments Off on Property seizures characteristic of despotic regimes

BB&T Bank Chairman is Ayn Rand fan

John Allison of BB&T bank says, in this interview with John Stossel, that his bank bases its business practices on Ayn Rand's principles. This means rejecting eminent domain as a business option, among other things. Mr. Allison was also vehemently opposed to TARP, but says that they were forced by the government to take it. [...]

By | 2010-01-30T11:34:43+00:00 January 30th, 2010|Eminent Domain, Property Rights|Comments Off on BB&T Bank Chairman is Ayn Rand fan

It’s the old ‘Redefining Blight’ trick

Neighborhood blight, as properly understood, looks like this: It is not difficult to comprehend. 'Blight' as redefined by self-serving authoritarian bureaucrats (these particular politicians hailing from Nashville), however, looks more like this: I am happy to report that the lawsuit was settled out-of-court after the Institute for Justice took up the case of Country International [...]

By | 2010-01-09T17:28:24+00:00 January 10th, 2010|Eminent Domain, Government, Legal issues, Property Rights|Comments Off on It’s the old ‘Redefining Blight’ trick
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