Supreme Court Eminent Domain Decision
July 15th 2005
Atlanta Ga. -
Nearly a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (5/4) that local
governments may seize a person's private property and turn it over
to private developers, a libertarian activist group has launched a
campaign to protect property rights in Georgia.
As Director of the Libertarian Action Network, Inc. (LAN)
today the “S.T.O.P. Campaign” or “Stop Taking Our Property”. The
grass roots campaign will target local and state government to pass
legislation protecting property rights.
We said the
Supreme Court ruled that local governments could limit the power of
eminent domain and this campaign will show our lawmakers that the
public is seeking protection.
“Property rights is
the foundation of a free nation”, Bell said. “We want to see state
and local officials affirm publicly their commitment to protecting
LAN has been on the
front lines of property rights protection and has drafted House
Resolution 87 that was introduced by State Representative Bill
Hembree (R) of Douglasville. HR-87 has bi-partisan support; it’s
expected to be addressed in the 2006 legislative session.
Legislative Director for LAN and author of HR-87 said the public
must act now and demand the Georgia Legislature to pass HR-87.
“It seems everyone
is outraged by the court’s ruling”, Raiford said. “We must act now…
we must demand protection, our property and our freedom is at
Raiford, who serves
as vice-chairman of the Libertarian Party of Douglas County, is
asking Douglas officials to support HR-87 and a local resolution
protecting personal property.
In Cobb County, LP
Chairman, David Chastain will also be seeking support from Cobb
officials and is drafting a resolution for their consideration.
Network, Inc. is an independent libertarian organization founded in
2004 by activists dedicated to advancing libertarian ideals through
direct political action projects. LAN is not an affiliate of the
Originally written on July 7th 2005
Director of Libertarian Action Network, Inc. www.libact.net
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