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Eminent Domain

Updated on August 18, 2014

Is Your Land Your Property?

You work hard for what you got, you pay your bills, maintain your home, pay your taxes, and try to be a good citizen by staying healthy and keeping out of debt. Then out of the blue, you come home from work to find excavation equipment digging up your side yard, ripping out trees, and various construction people laying on your front lawn. Who do you call?

You call downtown get help, and no one answers your calls. You call your councilperson to assist you, and he "doesn't want to get involved." After going through attorneys, tax books, property deeds, and technicalities, you learn that someone downtown decided to schedule improvements and erect a structure on your property with only an easement for access. Although you prove your case, due to no one taking responsibility for the mistake, you are threatened with Eminent Domain,. You are told to like it, or "we will eminent domain your property, and there will be a road put in the middle of your back yard."

If you think it can't happen to you, think again. Do you know what Eminent Domain really means? Have you been affected by eminent domain issues? Do you have a property easement? The purpose of this site is to educate and help you find answers to questions pertaining to Eminent Domain.

Examples Of Eminent Domain on YouTube

Here are some visual examples of eminent domain.

Reviving Property Rights

Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection For Private Property (Inalienable Rights)
Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection For Private Property (Inalienable Rights)

This interesting book describes how the government has evolved itself into the wealth redistribution business via the courts, laws, and Eminent Domain.


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What It Means To Be Bulldozed

Bulldozed:'Kelo,' Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land
Bulldozed:'Kelo,' Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land

This book provides a chronological outline as to how and why our government has been so zealous in its efforts to obtain real estate at the tax payers expense.


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Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit. The news and blogs here are updated daily. Your comments are welcome, and if you have an eminent domain experience you would like to share, you are welcome to express yourself here.

This page was composed several years ago to continue to bring to light the importance of our property rights, and how the powers that be are re-engineering the laws to undermine them while taxing you for them at the same time. Yours truly is about to have a road installed within 72 inches of our home because the people who are allowed access do not want to get out of their truck to walk from the front yard to the back yard to check the city's equipment.

Is Eminent Domain On Your Mind?

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      8 years ago

      OMG, my dear! You might know that I try not to get myself too worked up or too political in my freedom of expression -- but this one can surely get me going. I will now step away for a moment and take a deep breathe.

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      10 years ago


      BROKEN ARROW — Determining whether a 40-year-old mobile home community should be condemned will be one of the first goals of a new body that is set to hold its first meeting this week.

      The five-member Broken Arrow Development Authority, which will advise the city on urban renewal projects, is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, officials said.

      Mayor Wade McCaleb and city staff members will attend, officials say, to discuss the body's overall purpose, the role staff members will play, and to bring the board up to date on recent city actions toward urban renewal.

      One of the board's first duties will be to study a proposal for developing the city's east side and to help decide the fate of the 80-acre Camino Villa mobile home park, possibly recommending to condemn all or part of the park.

      The park, near Kenosha Street and the Broken Arrow Expressway, stands in the way of a proposed road tied to the development plan.

      The park was declared blighted in January for crime and city code violations, but officials say it has since improved in both areas.

      City spokesman Keith Sterling said the east

      side, including Camino Villa, and the city's downtown, another area of renewal interest, will be discussed at the first meeting.

      "But primarily it is an orientation-type meeting for the authority members," he said. "We will review the reason the authority was formed and its mission. There may be some discussion by our city attorney about statutes."

      Grace Weber, a spokeswoman for the Camino Villa Homeowners Association, said the group's attorney would attend, along with some residents.

      "We hope to have several there to show our solidarity, and if anyone speaks, it will be our attorney," Weber said. "We could bombard them, but I'm not sure that would be the best approach."

      Mike Teague, a Camino Villa resident and the association's vice president, said he will join the group.

      "Hopefully we will get some more information," he said. "Basically they haven't told us anything all along."

      City officials maintain that there's nothing to tell and that the park's future will be determined primarily by the new authority.

      Officials say it could take six months for the authority to come up with a recommendation.

      The homeowners association, which intends to fight condemnation, maintains that seizing properties to make way for private development would be unjust and would cause a major hardship for the park's older residents and lower-income families.

      The authority members, who were appointed in July, are Laurie Price, Jack Edwards, Wes Smithwick, Doug Townsdin and Dennis Fries.


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