Taking What is Not Yours

By Rebekah Rast – The federal government has an insatiable spending appetite. Most Americans already know that. But it appears to have an insatiable land-grabbing appetite as well. “The Obama Administration has a lot of ideas when it comes to deciding what to do with other people’s private property,” says Bill Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government (ALG). Don’t […]

Charlie Crist’s Sugar Daddy

What does $39,400 in campaign donations to Charlie Crist’s campaign for Florida’s open Senate seat buy? How about a $536 million, 72,800 acre land deal by the state of Florida to the U.S. Sugar Corporation, based on an appraisal value of the property taken at the height of the real estate bubble, and where the company would still be allowed […]

Kelo: Five years later

By Adam Bitely – Five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Kelo v. City of New London that the government could seize your property and redistribute it to others for their own gain. The case was highly disturbing. Here is a great video from the Institute for Justice looking at what has happened in the past 5 years since […]

America’s Land Grab

By Rebekah Rast – Do you remember the folksy song “This Land is Your Land”? This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me. Well, if you head west you will quickly realize that much […]

Not for sale

By Rebekah Rast – As the adage goes, if you give a mouse a cookie he’s going to want a glass of milk. The same is true when government attempts to exercise power outside its boundaries. Eminent domain, a process in which a state can take over private property for public use in exchange for market-value compensation, was established by […]

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