Eminent Domain, Donald, more trouble than, well, ANYTHING else
Only the most EXTREME need of the public should justify the CONSIDERATION of using the public good as a reason for compelling the FORCED sale of private property.
Homes. Way of life. Dreams.
There is NO qualifying justification for the use of eminent domain in order to transfer the property to another private owner.
None. Zero. Forget it. Never. Find another parcel of land elsewhere.
There is VERY LITTLE justification for the use of eminent domain in order to transfer the property to the public.
None and very little.
Last night I heard Mr. Trump blithely explain the use of a eminent domain as just another tool of govt for the public good.
Then he said he had no position, or didn’t want to talk about it on Kelso v. New London to Fox after the debate when questioned.
This is a big one.
Here, in Maine, this issue is so serious that a small group of homeowners ‘in the way’ appear to have stopped cold the expansion of an interstate highway, and the public is backing them because everyone understands the issue.