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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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a. Site Cleared of Homes by Eminent Domain Remains Empty Eight Years Later
9 years ago by opposingviews.com
c. Wall Street Group Aggressively Lobbied a Federal Agency to Thwart Eminent Domain Plans
9 years ago by thenation.com
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No! Basically taking of private land for public use is unconstitutional, regardless of how often it has been done or of past opinions of the supreme court. 9 years ago from a Libertarian in Charlotte, 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 entity…. 9 years ago from a Republican in Greensboro, NC
Yes. Government should only be allowed to seize private property for public use. 9 years ago from a Democrat in Mocksville, 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. 9 years ago from a Republican in Charlotte, NC
Too much land is disappearing. We need to limit businesses to places where it has already been developed. i.e. old bldgs., etc. 9 years ago from a Democrat in Belmont, NC
The seizure of land should be voted on at the local level and should require an absolute majority. 9 years ago from a Socialist in Boone, 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 assured…. 9 years ago from a Republican in Raleigh, 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. 9 years ago from a Republican in Charlotte, NC