Friday, October 7, 2011

The Evil of Eminent Domain

    Where the left sees big government as the lesser of two evils, the right tends to side with big business. If there’s one thing both sides can agree on, it’s that nothing is more evil than both put together. Eminent domain is a slippery legal concept that combines the insatiable greed of big business with big government’s unlimited power and then sprinkles the resulting mess with incompetence.
So begins Gavin McInnes' latest — Bulldozing for Dollars.

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OpenID danightman said...

As bad as it is in America, it is far worse in countries without regard for rule of law such as Cambodia. Under the kleptocracy of Han Sen, 45% of the country was sold to foreigners and hundreds of thousands were forcibly removed from their homes and villages for the sake of foreign hotels and resorts.

Afterall, the ocean views are only for the Western snobs, not the riff raff, which just means that even in the Post-modern era some rules are universal.

October 9, 2011 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

danightman writes : "Afterall, the ocean views are only for the Western snobs, not the riff raff"

I can't find it online, but I once talked to a gal who ran a eugenics website called Africa 2000 who told me that in Kenya they moved the local populations to the worst land in the swamps so as to clear them away for the game parks we see on TV and visit in person.

October 9, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

btw, Eminent domain makes perfect sense from a Catholic understanding of private property.

The problem isn't eminent domain per se, but the use of it which is not in keeping with the common good. Thus the more corrupt society and its government is, the more likely the use of eminent domain for corrupt purposes.

October 9, 2011 at 11:11 AM  

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