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Awesome….Trump Supports Taking Private Property Of Citizens
Flopping Aces ^ | 04-19-11 | Curt

Posted on 04/19/2011 7:01:45 PM PDT by Starman417

Why oh why are Conservatives getting hoodwinked by this fraud?

CAVUTO: You know, the one thing that sticks in the craw of a lot of people with this court, Donald — and I don’t know where you come down on it, but this eminent domain issue that essentially allowed someone’s home to be bulldozed, as was the case in New London, Connecticut, if it gets in the way of developers. Now, you’re a pretty successful developer in your own right. What did you think of that decision? Was the court overdoing it with that decision?

TRUMP: Well, it’s sort of not a good one for me to say, because I noticed every article written about it said, “Will Donald Trump take over your home?” sort of using me as the example, Neil. And it’s sort of — it’s an interesting situation to be in. But I happen to agree with it 100 percent, not that I would want to use it. But the fact is, if you have a person living in an area that’s not even necessarily a good area, and government, whether it’s local or whatever, government wants to build a tremendous economic development, where a lot of people are going to be put to work and make area that’s not good into a good area, and move the person that’s living there into a better place — now, I know it might not be their choice — but move the person to a better place and yet create thousands upon thousands of jobs and beautification and lots of other things, I think it happens to be good. (Fox News, 7/19/05)

Check out the link above to read about the times he has actually tried to use eminent domain to evict people, for his business interests of course.

How does he answer this? Well, because it was a 10 years ago and back then all conservatives backed using eminent domain to seize private property, as well as socialized health care.

I s**t you not:

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1 posted on 04/19/2011 7:01:51 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417
now, I know it might not be their choice — but move the person to a better place and yet create thousands upon thousands of jobs and beautification and lots of other things, I think it happens to be good.

Freedom of choice is sooooo over rated.
2 posted on 04/19/2011 7:05:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Starman417

I remember when it happened.


3 posted on 04/19/2011 7:06:26 PM PDT by annelizly
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To: Starman417
Why oh why are Conservatives getting hoodwinked by this fraud?

Worse, I've seen people even here actually defend how he uses eminent domain abuses. When you hope for change, you'll fall for any clown.

4 posted on 04/19/2011 7:06:29 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Same flip flops, different feet.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 7:08:11 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Starman417
I read this earlier today & had it ended in 1999, I might have not put it so high on my list. But since he also came out in 2005 in favor of taking someones home for personal business gain, well, that is leaving a very bitter taste in my mouth that I don't know that I'll be able to rinse away.

Another item on my list is his position on amnesty and I mean ANY SORT of amnesty. He seems to be steering clear of that subject for the moment.

Now, with all that said, I do believe he has been good for the process. His no holds barred approach seems to have stiffened the spines of a few of the other front runners on my list and so I do want to see him in the primary race. If for nothing else than to hold the rest of the candidates feet to the fire so we can have some honest & wholesome debate that is not just political talking points rambling to pacify the uneducated John Q Public, I vote but I haven't a clue what I am voting for.

6 posted on 04/19/2011 7:10:18 PM PDT by patlin ("Knowledge is a powerful source that is 2nd to none but God" ConstitutionallySpeaking 2011)
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To: Starman417

Obamaniacs are out in full force discrediting the Donald!


7 posted on 04/19/2011 7:12:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Starman417

Yet, “conservative” FReepers still support Donald Trump. I told you so.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 7:12:55 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Revolting cat!
"Obamaniacs are out in full force discrediting the Donald!"

I hate to be the one to point this out to you, chief, but Trump discredited himself.

9 posted on 04/19/2011 7:14:53 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Starman417

The way I see it, there are zero degrees of separation between Soros and Trump. That is close enough for me to be skeptical of Trump, especially since he’s had far left tendencies right up until now.


10 posted on 04/19/2011 7:16:00 PM PDT by Flying right
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To: Starman417

“Trump Supports Taking Private Property Of Citizens”

Eminent domain laws are a double edge sword.
As conservatives or libertarians, we would be violently
opposed to the government taking ANY property.

On the other hand, lets say you have a tar paper shack on the bank of a river, and that location is the only logical spot where an interstate bridge can be built.
Do you cancel the bridge to save the shack?

Inquiring minds want to know. ;)


11 posted on 04/19/2011 7:16:58 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: Revolting cat!

History discredits the Donald.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 7:16:58 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: AlexW

This isn’t about an interstate bridge which would fall under the Constitution’s grant of postal roads. This is abuse of eminent domain to benefit one private business over the private property of another individual. That is far different than legitimate infrastructure, that is corruption, pure and simple.


13 posted on 04/19/2011 7:19:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Starman417

I think it is fair to criticize Donald Trump, but I think it is pretty pathetic to place the blame of eminent domain seizures at his feet.

Developers can’t invoke eminent domain, only government can, and the Supreme Court ruled that it was perfectly legal for government to take property and transfer it to developers.

Blame the Supreme Court, not Donald Trump.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 7:19:38 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: Starman417

“But the fact is, if you have a person living in an area that’s not even necessarily a good area, and government, whether it’s local or whatever, government wants to build a tremendous economic development, where a lot of people are going to be put to work and make area that’s not good into a good area, and move the person that’s living there into a better place — now, I know it might not be their choice — but move the person to a better place and yet create thousands upon thousands of jobs and beautification and lots of other things, I think it happens to be good.”

Hmmm, sounds a lot like Stalin’s take on private property. So who out there is going to defend THIS?


15 posted on 04/19/2011 7:20:20 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: Starman417
Here's what Jim Robinson has to say about Trump:

"Trump has had a lot of bad hair days. Just like Romney. Two bad hair guys who are more liberal than they are conservative and both run-of-the-mill liars and political whores. Either will say anything to get ahead. Just working the system the only way they know how. Charlatans."

133 posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 8:15:49 PM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)

16 posted on 04/19/2011 7:21:00 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: BobL
So who out there is going to defend THIS?

Check up-thread and on other threads on the topic. It is scary what comes out of the woodwork.

17 posted on 04/19/2011 7:23:13 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: radpolis

He may not be responsible for the eminent domain abuse but that is not the point. The point is that he agrees with it 100%.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 7:23:55 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Revolting cat!
Because there is SO much that discredits him, of his own making.

Donald Trump is NOT the "GREAT WHITE 'CONSERVATIVE' HOPE"; not by a long shot.

As Newt was the flip side of the coin of Slick Willie, The Donald is the flip side of Barry.

Sure, people love it that Trump is bashing Obama, saying stuff against China ( which he is only doing because they got the best of him on a couple of deals ), and saying really dumb stuff about taking the oil from Iraq and perhaps other countries we've helped/are helping. It sounds good to the naive ( because it's what they would like to say, if they were in power ), but aren't things that a president can just do out of hand.

You think you know Trump because you watch a show he runs, read a book or two of his? That's patently ridiculous and in spades!

I read here, on FR, some poster claiming that The Donald "isn't social"/doesn't go out. That's just not so and completely bizarre! Anyone who believes that he stays home with a bowl of spaghetti, watching T.V., needs to read through the archived PAGE SIX and Cindy Adams columns, in the N.Y. Post ( for starters ), for the past 30 years!

Then look up all of the scandals he's been in the middle of and ask yourselves.......IF WE KNOW THIS MUCH ABOUT HIS SCANDALS, HOW MUCH MORE AND WORSE THINGS HAVE YET COME OUT ABOUT HIM ?

19 posted on 04/19/2011 7:26:09 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Starman417

It would seem the concept of individual freedom and the bill of rights is not as important to Trump as his own enormous ego. More and more he reminds me of Robert Moses.


20 posted on 04/19/2011 7:26:34 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: Revolting cat!
"Obamaniacs are out in full force discrediting the Donald!"


They don't have to, he does a good enough job discrediting himself.
21 posted on 04/19/2011 7:28:14 PM PDT by rob777
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To: AlexW

“On the other hand, lets say you have a tar paper shack on the bank of a river, and that location is the only logical spot where an interstate bridge can be built.
Do you cancel the bridge to save the shack?

Inquiring minds want to know. ;)”

Other than a few Objectivists, I think that most of us here are happy to see the Constitution followed...which gives the government the right to take that shack - provided they are compensated justly and the land is for public use (i.e., NOT FOR A PRIVATE TOLL ROAD), such as an interstate. Our problem is when well-connected campaign donors get to build a marina and a hotel on that land...there’s just something unjust there - or maybe it’s me.


22 posted on 04/19/2011 7:28:55 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: Starman417

“But the fact is, if you have a person living in an area that’s not even necessarily a good area, and government, whether it’s local or whatever, government wants to build a tremendous economic development, where a lot of people are going to be put to work and make area that’s not good into a good area, and move the person that’s living there into a better place — now, I know it might not be their choice — but move the person to a better place and yet create thousands upon thousands of jobs and beautification and lots of other things, I think it happens to be good.”

Hmmm, sounds a lot like Stalin’s take on private property. So who out there is going to defend THIS?


23 posted on 04/19/2011 7:29:06 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: Starman417

Trump would be a good conservative, a good socialist, a good monarchist or even a good nazi if being so furthered Trump. He is first and perhaps only an opportunist. I see nothing to like about him except he’s not obama.
I for one will never go for a slickly packaged unknown. A lot of folks did last time and the country has been nearly destroyed. This nation mustn’t do it again.


24 posted on 04/19/2011 7:32:43 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: ejdrapes

“Just working the system the only way they know how. Charlatans.”

Let me start by saying that I know Trump is a sleazeball,
but if we do not grow a pair and get someone tough on our side, we will fail, just as we did with McStain.

So far, Sarah is the only one on our side that is worth anything at all, but she has been so beat up by both left and right, I can not see her for all the fog.

At this point, I think Obozo, along with the Marxist media
and education has destroyed America, and only an act of God can save her.


25 posted on 04/19/2011 7:39:46 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: muir_redwoods

Trump is poop. Do not embrace the stink! He is a totalitarian control freak...You’re fired. Flush him.


26 posted on 04/19/2011 7:48:27 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Starman417.


27 posted on 04/19/2011 7:51:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: MtnClimber

LOL


28 posted on 04/19/2011 7:52:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Starman417
The primaries are a long way away.

If it's true that Trump is playing us like a fiddle, how 'bout if WE play HIM like a fiddle to help destroy Obama until say at least the fall of this year?

ML/NJ

29 posted on 04/19/2011 7:57:17 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: mnehring

“This isn’t about an interstate bridge which would fall under the Constitution’s grant of postal roads. This is abuse of eminent domain to benefit one private business over the private property of another individual. That is far different than legitimate infrastructure, that is corruption, pure and simple._______________________________________

Well, of course...
Anyone with half a brain knows that the law should never be
used to benefit an individual or corporation.
There are some, however, that think the law should NEVER be used.


30 posted on 04/19/2011 7:58:27 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: Starman417

The ONLY reason I pay attention to Trump is he has the stones to take the “Birther/Proofer” issue straight to Obama’s face.

I would never vote for him in a primary, or a general election.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 8:00:45 PM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Mr. President: Game On!)
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To: Starman417
Those comments were made on the date, "Fox News, 7/19/05"

So it's too late to be forced to get twice what my property's worth?


32 posted on 04/19/2011 8:02:06 PM PDT by familyop ("Nice girl, but about as sharp as a sack of wet mice." --Foghorn Leghorn)
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To: cripplecreek

My dogs have presents for heir trump. Just need to know where to senr the congratulatury poop.


33 posted on 04/19/2011 8:03:53 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: radpolis

Blame the Supreme Court, not Donald Trump.

Fixing the Supreme Court requires holding Presidential candidates responsible for their position.


34 posted on 04/19/2011 8:13:16 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: AlexW

Notice how Trump’s been very nice to Palin, the only “negative” thing he has said was that she made a mistake resigning as Gov. Which I agree with.


35 posted on 04/19/2011 8:14:03 PM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Trumps actions in the past discredit him....but lots of people haven’t followed or forgotten his trying to take a old ladys home to build a bigger parking lot for his casino..


36 posted on 04/19/2011 8:16:19 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: familyop

Heck, if the government called and said “you have to move. Here’s a check for $300,000 (my house is worth $210k tops)” I’d turn to my wife and say “Let’s pack.”


37 posted on 04/19/2011 8:16:19 PM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
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To: Starman417
I'm guessing the donald doesn't know that property is still sitting dormant 5 odd years later ? that Pfizer shutdown and moved across the river ?
That all the reasons donald gives for “the taking” didn't pan out?
38 posted on 04/19/2011 8:22:44 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: ronnyquest

Funny but what I have seen is people supporting Trump’s attacks on Obama more than supporting him per se. Most of us are pleased to see Urkel’s frauds exposed and we have to take what we get from whom we get it. And no one else has anything like his visibility in asking that the BC be made public.

Haven’t seen anyone claiming the Donald is their favorite candidate on every issue.


39 posted on 04/19/2011 8:29:02 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: mnehring
Worse, I've seen people even here actually defend how he uses eminent domain abuses. When you hope for change, you'll fall for any clown.

I was high on Trump for awhile, but when I learned of this, that killed it. I can't get behind a man who would take private property and give it away for the purposes of more tax revenue. Nope. FU Trump.
40 posted on 04/19/2011 8:36:52 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Starman417

Well I guess we know a little more about the Trump.

Not like I’d vote for him anyway. It’s not enough to vote for someone just because they are against Obama (but was once for him) if they have equally kooky and unconstitutional ideas.

You’re just swapping one crazy for another. Better to vote for another person entirely.


41 posted on 04/19/2011 8:37:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Starman417

And, Trump is trying to build a golf course resort in Scotland which runs through a Scotsman’s private property. Last I heard, the man and his neighbors have a law suit against him. Not dur if its still pending.
Way to make friends, Donald.


42 posted on 04/19/2011 8:42:04 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: Starman417

something to think about - if he wins - all his business goes into trust - he cant manage it - he’s not about to give that up, so whats the real point of his antics? - split the repub vote or destroy Obamas re-election? - you decide


43 posted on 04/19/2011 9:11:19 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: mnehring

yup. I think Trump is merely doing a public exercise of ego
in challenging Obama for celebrity-status. Trump puts his name in kitschy 8 foot high gold letters on gargantuan buildings, and Obama still has designs on doing the same thing to America.


44 posted on 04/19/2011 9:16:03 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: Starman417

Trump is a commie. If the GOP lets him run on their ticket what will that say?


45 posted on 04/19/2011 9:44:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: AlexW
Do you cancel the bridge to save the shack?

What does that have to do with what Trump said?

"...government wants to build a tremendous economic development,...

46 posted on 04/19/2011 9:48:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: nopardons
You think you know Trump because you watch a show he runs, read a book or two of his? That's patently ridiculous and in spades!

Don't watch TV, don't buy or read stupid books by Limbo, Coulter or other Conservative radio and TV "heroes". Didn't even know that Trump published books (written, like those by Limbo, Ivana and other semi-literates, by ghostwriters, no doubt.) I've landed from Mars, you might say, just as I had landed from Mars when Ronald Reagan came on the scene and I knew nothing about his past associations with Hollywood communists. I say, let the Donald soap opera run its course.

47 posted on 04/19/2011 10:00:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TigersEye

“Do you cancel the bridge to save the shack?”

What does that have to do with what Trump said?
___________________________________________________

It has nothing to do with Trump.
I am talking about the law.
Using the law for the betterment of ALL society
can be OK, but I can see where it can be grossly
misused to benefit only politicians and their rich pals.


48 posted on 04/19/2011 10:05:25 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: Revolting cat!
You besmirch the very name REAGAN, by comparing him to Trump!

Are you familiar with SMOOT-HAWLEY ? What Trump has proposed is far worse.

49 posted on 04/19/2011 10:07:53 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: AlexW

Alrighty then. That’s off topic though.


50 posted on 04/19/2011 10:13:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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