Flight 93 families ask Bush to OK land seizure

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    Or as one writer put it, "Please Steal That Land For Us: We're Victims."

    Flight 93 families ask Bush to OK land seizure - Yahoo! News

    Flight 93 was a terrible tragedy, there can be no doubt about that. But what right does the government have to steal that land from a private company?

    My favorite quote from the whole article is, "White said Svonavec has not been willing to negotiate, and called that unacceptable." This company doesn't have to negotiate, it's their property!
     
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    That would be an absolutely horrible precedent to set.
     
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    Eminent Domain has existed since William the Conquerer in 1066. That's where the right comes from.

    Eminent domain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now, if you want to discuss whether you agree or disagree, that's another issue. But in terms of the "right", it exists without question.
     
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    Emminent domain must have limits or government is little more than petty tyrant. What I am trying to say here is that if yoiu choose to memorialize every tragedy on the spot at which it occurred pretty soon the only available jobs will be monument polishers.
     
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    now, if this was to take the land from one owner to give/sell to another, that would be an abuse of the system
    but this, a memorial, is exactly what the Eminent Domain was designed for
    if the owner is holding out just for more money, then too damn bad
     
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    Still private property.
    The government has no business taking possession regardless of the circumstances.
     
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    I am aware of Eminent Domain, and clearly disagree with it. I do not acknowledge the right of the government to steal from an individual or private company.

    Did you not say to me earlier, "The Constitution was in fact intended to limit governmental control over the individual..." If that's the case, why do you acknowledge the right of the government to steal land from this company?
     
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    Yes, too damn bad that a private company doesn't want to sell it's property, so let's just take it from them. :rolleyes:
     
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    they dont just "take it"
    they pay a reasonable value for it
     
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    Same thing---the fact that you even have to pay taxes to keep the land you own already sucks.
     

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