The Long, Proud History of Eminent Domain


Texas authorities want to sell some public land, though the property was donated to the state in exchange for a pledge that it not be sold. State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) has another idea: keep the land and take some more.

"You are dead wrong about the way you are handling the future of this precious state asset," Whitmire said. "Simply put, it would be nuts to sell this land to private owners."

[Whitmire] said the state also should consider condemning adjacent private property to open up public access.

"Condemnation is a concept that has been used properly since the beginning of time, and I would consider that," Whitmire said.

Yes boys and girls, since the beginning of time. I guess you could argue that Adam and Eve were victims of a land grab.

Via Rational Review.