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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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Yes, local governments should be allowed to seize land for public projects when no other avenue is available. This seizure must not in any way benefit any private project. Additionally compensation for this land must be at minimum double the appraised... 3 years ago from a Republican in Albemarle, NC
The right of eminent domain is correct but the seizure should be only for public projects and never for private development. Moreover, fair compensation must be provided and the compensation must be determined by an impartial third party and not the... 3 years ago from a Republican in Greensboro, NC
This should be the exception not the rule. A judge from out of the area should make the decision not a good old boy who is someone's friend. 3 years ago from a Republican in Charlotte, NC
I have never agreed with imminent domain policies. I have seen whole families who for generations have lived in the same houses be forced to move for so called progress. 3 years ago from a Republican in Bridgeton, NC
My property is mine...not the government's. I have paid for the property and paid taxes on it and therefore it is mine to use, or not use, as I see fit. When the government steps in to condemn land for private economic development you can rest... 3 years ago from a Republican in Raleigh, NC
Each case is different and has to be looked out with input from Public and Private concerns. 3 years ago from a Republican in Clemmons, NC
No, but they should have to pay a premium to get it. Not just a general appraised amount. Also, if the government agency does not use the property within a set time period it must revert back to previous owner. 3 years ago from a Republican in Charlotte, NC