Tuesday, February 2, 2016

On the Fact that Donald Trump Supposedly Said that "Eminent Domain Is Great"

I've tried to be fair with Donald (the fact that I a) don't like being part of a bum's rush, b) find his critics every bit as obnoxious as he is, and c) appreciate the fact that the dude's deviated from the neocons on more than a few occasions). But this is a view that I cannot tolerate. The fact of the matter is that eminent domain is one of the most loathsome and abusive acts that the government engages in (the fact that it isn't being used just for roads and bridges anymore but for private enterprises as well, the fact that there's already an abundance of property that can be used for development, the fact that a lot of the property taken through eminent domain never gets developed, etc.) and if Trump considers it "great" a pox on him.......There, how's that for fair and balanced? 


BB-Idaho said...

According to David Boaz , a Cato VP, eminent
domain has been one of Trump's successful business tools. If old man Trump hadn't left the kid $500,000, he would probably be selling used cars, IMO.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

This is a deal-breaker for me (not that I would have voted for him anyway). Not as bad as Christie saying that he'd shoot down a Russian plane but bad enough.