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Distribution of answers submitted by Libertarians.
No, as long as landowners are fairly compensated, local governments should be allowed to seize land for projects that benefit the community
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 29, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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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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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. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Charlotte, NC
I see no reason why this is even a thing. If handled correctly, the economy should be able to develop just fine without whatever this is. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Cary, NC
Yes, and governments should have to buy, sell and own private proerty like its citizens. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Mount Holly, NC
Yes, the government should not be permitted to seize private property for projects, public or private. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Barium Springs, NC
Yes, the government should be able to seize public property when national security is a t risk. IE land around possible terrorist targets. However there must be fare reimbursement as well as court approval. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Arden, NC