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Yes, local governments should be allowed to seize land for pulic projects but not for private projects
No, as long as landowners are fairly compensated, local governments should be allowed to seize land for projects that benefit the community
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Learn more about Eminent Domain
Eminent domain is the power of a state or a national government to take private property for public use. However, it can be legislatively delegated by the state to municipalities, government subdivisions, or even to private persons or corporations, when they are authorized to exercise the functions of public character. Opponents, including Conservatives and Libertarians in New Hampshire, oppose giving the government the power to seize property for private projects, like casinos, that was made possible to a 2005 Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. New London. Proponents, including advocates of oil pipelines and national parks, argue that the construction of roads and schools would not be possible if the government could not seize land under eminent domain. See recent eminent domain news
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As long as the owner of the property is able to keep up the property and pay the taxes and maintains the property, local government should only be able to offer the owner a fair price for the land. The owner should then be able to agree or disagree to... 3 years ago from a Democrat in Raleigh, NC
Yes, private property must be bought for full price and people should not be required to sell. The government should reimburse counties for Public property and the decision to relinquish the land should go before a public hearing. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Simpson, NC
Government should never be allowed to force aperson to sell their property. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Sanford, NC
Yes. Government should only be allowed to seize private property for public use. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Mocksville, NC
Yes, if the landowners agree and are fairly compensated, then the government can seize land. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Boone, NC
Too much land is disappearing. We need to limit businesses to places where it has already been developed. i.e. old bldgs., etc. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Belmont, NC
Laws on eminent domain should remain as they are. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Charlotte, NC