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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:48 PM
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What are your thoughts on eminent domain for public projects?
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Edited on Wed Jan-27-10 07:53 PM by Cant trust em
Thinking about the pending high speed rail announcement tomorrow, what are your thoughts about the folks who will undoubtedly have to give up their property in the name of the greater good?

Some thoughts that are going through my head:

1. These projects represent the future. Think about the federal highway system and how that has impacted everything about our lives from the basics of how we get around to the movement of goods and services. It has gone a long way to unifying our huge country.

2. No matter how much people are compensated, moving from your home always sucks.

To what extent can we, or should we, balance these two things?
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