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"Invoking eminent domain to raise property values and profit margins at the expense of the community is counter to the widely accepted American ideal of freedom."

Michael Day

"Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates, and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. We get a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown

"A 1998 study by the Public Policy Institute of California found that communities in the state that have engaged in extensive government-sponsored redevelopment have reaped no real economic benefits compared with municipalities that haven't done so. Government officials often misread the market and promote projects that fail to deliver the promised payback." - Steven Malanga

"All private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to a private owner. The specter of condemnation now hangs over all property. This decision effectively deletes the clause 'for public use' from the 'Takings Clause' of the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution. The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms." - Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, June 2005

"Research has shown that without property rights, individuals will no longer face the incentive to make the best economic use of their property, be it a business or home, and economic growth will be limited. Potential residents and businesses may avoid communities that have a record of taking private property for economic development because of a greater uncertainty about losing their property to eminent domain." - Thomas Garrett


1998-2002 Institute for Justice documents more than 10,000 instances of eminent domain for private gain - 2000 per year average. In the year immediately after the Supreme Court decision more than 5,700 properties nationwide have been threatened by or taken with eminent domain for private development.

Lori Ann Vendetti & Property Rights

The Story of Randy Bailey

2005

Supreme Court ruling effectively deletes 'for public use'
from the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution.


Homeowners have no right to continue to reside in their homes if the current city administration chooses to rezone the land for expansion of the Pfizer research and development headquarters in New London, Connecticut.

Many homes are bulldozed including the home of Susette Kelo.

Susette Kelo Tells Her Story

2006 California redevelopment agencies spend more than $5 billion, consuming $3 billion in property taxes. There are more than 400 redevelopment agencies - from San Diego to Eureka.

"When I hear redevelopment advocates insist that developers would not build in the Golden State without such subsidies, I respond with a story from my local village of Capitola (population 10,500).

A few years ago, the Macerich Co., one of the nation's largest shopping center developers, announced that it would not bring Macy's to the town unless it received a $2.4-million subsidy from the city's redevelopment agency. After prolonged negotiations, agency directors consented to give Macerich "only" $230,000, but subsequently reneged altogether after residents objected to paying any subsidy.

Guess what? Macy's came anyway - at no cost to the taxpayers. Developers don't demand subsidies because they need them; they demand subsidies because they are there for the taking. Redevelopment is unwise, unjust and unnecessary and should be repealed before billions more dollars are wasted on public subsidies for private developers who - trust me - don't need the money." - Doug Kaplan

June 2008 Philip Frederick Anschutz secures $30 million to spruce up the street next to L.A. Live - a $2.5 billion 4 million square foot entertainment complex. The money came from a $240 million bond issue that California voters passed to build affordable housing. Philip Frederick Anschutz is a Bush-Cheney gang 'Pioneer' and a Kindom Now sycophant.

November 2009 Pfizer announces it will be closing its research and development headquarters in New London, Connecticut.


Other failed redevelopment projects where eminent domain was used:

Sun Plaza Project in Las Vegas;

Indio Fashion Mall in Indio, California;

"Poletown" General Motors assembly plant in Detroit;

Triangle Square mall in downtown Costa Mesa, California;

Nordstrom department store in downtown Cincinnati;

Block 37 in Chicago;

Redevelopment Site 17 in Mesa, Arizona;

Oak Street Neighborhood in New Haven, Conneticut;

Prospect Avenue in North Hempstead, New York;

24th Street and Broadway in Phoenix, Arizona;

Marketplace at Fifth and Forbes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Surreal Photos Of America’s Abandoned Malls

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