April 05, 2020
Letter

Ban eminent domain

There seems to be a misunderstanding of just what eminent domain means nowadays. When an owner loses his restaurant because the contractors or state want to use his real estate, there must be something wrong with the individuals who approved this piece of real estate to be taken away from the owner. Perhaps there was jealousy among the individuals in their voting decision – afraid the owner could “strike it rich” with the sight-seers patronizing their restaurant [the Sail Inn in Prospect].

The time has come to abolish eminent domain as it is being abused by contractors and bureaucrats. The individuals who are responsible for the loss of the restaurant should study what eminent domain really means.

The restaurant should have stayed. It’s common sense!

If a group of protesters appear at the site next Saturday, the individuals responsible for the owner’s restaurant loss had better think what all this has set for a bad example for the state.

The whole matter is very sad indeed.

Dorothy Moon

Etna


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