noun, Law.Kudos to Trump last night to explain to everyone what Eminent Domain is. Which is different than what Bush and other RINOs think it is.
1. the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner.
There is a difference between private and public eminent domain, and Trump's example of the Keystone Pipeline exposed the massive gray area between the two. I agree with the criticisms of Trump that he leans too far on the private eminent domain side of the equation, but look at who he is. He is the ONLY person on that stage who has CREATED value. Everybody benefits from wealth creation - even the EBT crowd. There wouldn't be Obamaphones if there weren't people like Trump who create wealth out of thin air.
For the Trump haters - when was the last time the federal government used Eminent Domain, and in hindsight, was it used properly? Comments are open. I'll even give you a couple of hints. . .
I found several copies of the video above on YouTube, and those posted by MSM outlets cut out the Trump explanation of Eminent Domain at the beginning. I wonder why.
Watch again. Bush is on the right...
I think Trump handled this
I feel so proud of myself for announcing my support for Trump last week. Mr. Trump, you're my candidate in this primary until you're dead, or until I find someone better.
Full disclosure - I did not like the Kelo decision which allowed eminent domain for private (for profit) use. The Kelo situation that led to the court case was abusive, and the decision made it possible for future abuse nationwide. I've been against private eminent domain ever since - well . . . until Trump's Keystone Pipeline question.
Now? I think it comes down to trust. Do you trust your local, state and federal governments with that power? At the federal level, I trust any GOP candidate more than Hillary or Bernie.
UPDATED 2.8.16 4:30pm:
Meet the former Navy SEAL, Jesse Hardy, whose land Gov. Jeb Bush tried to take with Eminent Domain in 2005.
U/T: Ann Coulter via Twitter.
UPDATED 2.9.16 1:30pm:
Conservative Treehouse has more!
During his tenure as Florida Governor Bush initiated the largest eminent domain private property confiscation in the history of the Sunshine State.