Thursday, May 07, 2009

If the government wants it, kiss it goodbye

Feds To Seize Private Land For 9/11 Memorial

It's getting to where holding the deed to a piece of land means you have the responsibility for protecting endangered species, wetlands, and your neighbor's property values -- but you don't actually OWN the land. You're just responsible for it, and permitted to make some use of it, until the government decides to come and take it away from you.

When private property rights mean nothing anymore, welcome our new totalitarian overlords.

1 comment:

SegaMon said...

Where I grew up, the local government seized a shopping center so that to tear down around 10 small business to make way for a larger parking lot for a grocery store... Thankfully we saved the antique Dairy Queen with a whole bunch of signatures from local residents. Lousy imminent domain abuse!