"Chester County officials contacted the senator's office in late 2010 about having the state convey the land to the county, said Martin Indars, Dinniman's legislative director.
The bill was introduced to the state legislature in May. "It was a relatively smooth process," Indars said.
The biggest issue in drafting the bill was taking the piecemeal process of negotiating with different landowners, Indars said."
Published: Monday, July 11, 2011
Put in all the trails you desire. The money supporting those legal fights and “grass roots” groups for fighting eminent domain is gone.
“Americans for Prosperity” doesn’t do eminent domain anymore. I can’t find any large group involved with supporting landowners in eminent domain issues. They all seem to have been dissolved.
The objective of the “Property Rights” people wasn’t to help landowners it was to give property or corporations the same rights as living people.
The real underlying issue in the right wing eminent domain fights is human rights for corporations. The Supreme Court has achieved 1st Amendment Rights for corporations and is on the road to fulfilling the libertarian goal of the human rights expressed in the Bill of Rights to apply to corporations as well as living humans.
The ideas to give full personhood rights to corporations came out of Milton Friedman’s University of Chicago School of Economics.
"Regulatory takings’ has become the cornerstone of the ‘Wise Use’ movement's legislative agenda as well as the ideology underlying the movement's ‘property rights’ wing. Under the regulatory takings banner, Wise Use leaders have rounded up a broad range of economic and political interests, including developers, small property owners, timber companies, and others into the so-called "property rights" movement. More accurately termed ‘property primacy’ for its subordination of the public good to private financial interests, this is the fastest growing wing of the Wise Use movement.”
By Tarso Ramos