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  • Hospitals/medical facilities

    12 36.36%
  • Roads

    22 66.67%
  • K-12 schools

    11 33.33%
  • Universes/colleges

    10 30.30%
  • Municipal buildings

    10 30.30%
  • Privately owned companies

    1 3.03%
  • Privately owned companies

    1 3.03%
  • Should not be used at all

    8 24.24%
  • other

    7 21.21%
  • Don't know/no opinion

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Thread: What should eminent domain should be used for?

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    Re: What should eminent domain should be used for?

    My opinion is that eminent domain should never be used for any private use, and only for Municipal or schools when there is no other choice, even if it means you have to build a school or other building a few miles away from the first choice, and then only if the people being displaced are are paid the the going price and paid for relocation including all moving costs.

    I have been involved in this and I was not popular with some City people. But to them I say tough sit down and shut up you can have an opinion but you don't have a vote.

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    Re: What should eminent domain should be used for?

    Eminent domain is just another form of theft by the government and at times bullying (if it involves a private company). In addition 9 out of 10 times the government is going to low ball a land owner in compensation. ED is nothing but a slap in the face of private property.
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    Re: What should eminent domain should be used for?

    I favor the abolishment of eminent domain.

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    Re: What should eminent domain should be used for?

    [QUOTE=GreenvilleGrows;1059897275
    Very true, but it doesn't mean the property owner wasn't paid the value of the asset. Do you know if the homeowners complained about the tax value when they owned it? I've seen many examples of people complaining that the tax value was too high for years, and then they complain that a proposed sale value is too low.[/QUOTE]

    The tax assessed value of the property is a fictional value and if taxes were assessed on the actual value most likely there would be quite fewer incumbents in the town and county councils and the people who do work in the accessing boards would have to be in hiding. Also in Oklahoma we have a homestead exception so people who are elderly do not get an increase on the assessment on their properties so that would not work in their case.
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    Re: What should eminent domain should be used for?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I saw this thread and wondered what are your opinions on what eminent domain should be use for.


    What should eminent domain should be used for?...
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    Roads and corridors. THAT'S IT. And even here, a need must be justified before any property is condemned.

    Eminent domain abuses are RAMPANT. Don't get suckered by people who say we need a new school, civic center, etc. These things should be built IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN A FREE MARKET.

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    Re: What should eminent domain should be used for?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Roads and corridors. THAT'S IT. And even here, a need must be justified before any property is condemned.

    Eminent domain abuses are RAMPANT. Don't get suckered by people who say we need a new school, civic center, etc. These things should be built IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN A FREE MARKET.
    Unlike a road those things can be built in other locations. It doesn't matter if its tax payers or the private sector building those things. If people do not sell property for one of those things to be built then then the city or state can change the location of where those buildings are to be built.Heck they could even change the layout and design of the building if they are few properties shy.
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    Re: What should eminent domain should be used for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I favor the abolishment of eminent domain.
    I'm actually very sympathetic to this view in a lot of ways. Imminent domain if used should be used only under the most strict of circumstances.
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    Re: What should eminent domain should be used for?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I'm actually very sympathetic to this view in a lot of ways. Imminent domain if used should be used only under the most strict of circumstances.
    and what circumstances would those be?
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