Eminent Domain

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy…
“Eminent Domain”
By Phyllis Hunsinger
November 1, 2015

Eminent domain is defined as the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Generally speaking, eminent domain is the power of the state to seize private property without the owner’s consent. In the past the most common uses of property taken by eminent domain were for right-of-ways for railroads, highways, or public buildings.

The Founding Fathers attempted to protect private property …

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