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Here’s a way to get rid of all that federal land

The federal government currently owns almost 30% of all land within the United States of America. That’s obscene. Look at how bad the situation is in the western states: The only sure way to fix it is via an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Here’s one that should do the trick: AMENDMENT __ SECTION 1: […]

Eminent domain abuse in Norwood, OH

George Will highlights another clear example of eminent domain abuse in his latest Newsweek column. A few key paragraphs: The Gambles say that when the city offered them money for their house, they were not interested. “We had everything we wanted, right there,” says Joy, who does not drive but could walk to see her […]

Eminent domain questions for Blackwell & Petro

I just e-mailed the gubernatorial campaigns of Ken Blackwell and Jim Petro and asked the following question: Would [candiate name here] support Ohio legislation to permanently prohibit the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes (see Kelo v. New London)? I realize that the Ohio legislature passed a temporary moratorium on this kind of […]