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Eminent Domain for EVERYTHING

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

I’m sure this story will resonate with several people on my LJ friends list.  A town in Florida, in preparation for hurricane season, passed a law allowing them to seize any property from any resident for the duration of any emergency.  They acknowledge that this sort of law is ripe for abuse, but promise that they are benevolent dictators.

So, your incentive to be prepared for an emergency to protect your own property and family is what?

(Thanks, Diane)


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Sep. 13th, 2006 11:34 am (UTC)
I've seen people talking about this article in a few places, and the thing that seems to go unremarked is this bit:
The state has the same power, but Mike Stone, a spokesman with the Division of Emergency Management, said he couldn't recall Florida ever using it. Still, he said, it's a necessary tool.

So this law which has apparently never been used is "necessary,"? All available evidence would suggest exactly the opposite.
Sep. 13th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Which totally pisses off my libertarian "no unnecessary laws" mind.
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