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RobinA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-05 12:19 PM
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184. Million Dollar Mansion
owners are the only ones entitled to protection from the State, and then only by way of economic barriers??? Jeez, which Constitutional principle is THAT based on?

It's not whose ox is being gored, it's the fact that any ox is being gored. To some people, everything is not a matter of dollars and sense. I live in an old farmhouse with 30 very desirable acres. It's tax sheltered so that we do not pay nearly the tax that 30 McMansions on the same property would pay. The Supreme Court has just put its seal of approval on one of the many developers who are always sending us "If you are considering selling.." letters acquiring our land for tax revenue purposes. Maybe I'd love to take the money and retire to Florida and maybe I wouldn't, but if I do, I'll sell. If not, the government shouldn't be able to do it for me.
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