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originally posted by: neo96
They are the same thing.
The Government reserves to come and take whenever they please.
Everyone thinks they own their homes. The fact is they don't.
Between the cities, and the states every single person that thinks they own a home or land are basically renters.
That thing called property tax is what i am taking about.
Failure to pay that the city, state gets to take it at their leisure.
I'm still fuzzy on your… fuzziness. But apparently it seems you're trying to inject some political drama about taxes into a thread about video covering two corrupt local city governments extorting home owners into submitting to eminent domain.
: something that is owned by a person, business, etc.
: a right of a government to take private property for public use by virtue of the superior dominion of the sovereign power over all lands within its jurisdiction
originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: theNLBS
Yet another wonderful decision by the republican majority on the court, thank GWB and the Roberts court for yet another ruling that is against the people.
On June 23, 2006, the first anniversary of the original decision, President George W. Bush issued an executive order instructing the federal government to restrict the use of eminent domain ...for the purpose of benefiting the general public and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given ownership or use of the property taken.
However, since eminent domain is often exercised by local and state governments, the presidential order may thus have little overall effect.
Prior to Kelo, seven states specifically prohibited the use of eminent domain for economic development except to eliminate blight: Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Washington. As of June 2012, 44 states had enacted some type of reform legislation in response to the Kelo decision. Of those states, 22 enacted laws that severely inhibited the takings allowed by the Kelo decision, while the rest enacted laws that place some limits on the power of municipalities to invoke eminent domain for economic development. The remaining eight states have not passed laws to limit the power of eminent domain for economic development.