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    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003

    Property rights article

    Headline from USA TODAY:
    Life, liberty and property rights
    Six state initiatives in the West aim to ride the wave of public sentiment against government seizures of private property. Sounds like a winner? Well, better read the fine print.

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    Initiatives have made their way onto this November's ballot in six Western states — Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Washington — that would sharply limit the concept of eminent domain and bar government seizure of private property without just compensation. Until recently, these initiatives have drawn little attention, but planners and policymakers around the country are beginning to take note of them, and for good reason.

    Translation: These initiatives would gut local and state abilities to enact or enforce virtually any regulations affecting private land use and development.

    And more: They would require government to compensate property owners for the worth, in the form of lost property value and/or lost potential income, of any restrictions imposed upon them. The cost to municipalities of enforcing commercial and residential zoning regulations, environmental quality laws, and so on would be devastating.
    This is the first time in awhile that I had read about this.
    Check out the
    'Trojan Horse' parallels
    Votes worth following ?
    Western planners what do you have to say about this?

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
    Mar 2004
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    The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) had a recent article on the Kelo+ initiatives going around and how they are a wolf in sheeps clothing If Oregon has 5 billion in claims....Arizona will have 10 Billion if this thing passes.....!!!!

    By the way I signed up for the CSM ($13) recently (first time in about 8 years) and have found it to be every bit as good as it was 10 years ago!! Not kidding here people and I'm not a member of the "church." The articles are about as fact driven as possible and you can still read it with a straight face I give it four out of four stars for consistent journalism.....(even the editorial page is less one sided than it used to be....) Well worth the money.....
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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