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To: Olog-hai

In the 1950s we had some tough old timers, male and female, fighting imminent domain for the freeways, they would stand at the gates with their shot guns, but they always lost in the end.

Back then the journalists of the time, showed a touching respect to the hold outs that, you wouldn’t see today.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 11:21:33 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12
That’s one reason why I don’t understand “conservative” support for government highway building—stuff like that is as statist as you can get, even Marxist, and then they have the nerve to complain about where eminent domain has gone today.
9 posted on 11/22/2012 11:26:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: ansel12

My husband’s family owned some prime land for a freeway build back then. MUCH more than was needed for the road.

They took it all, built a Post Office on part of it that they didn’t use for the freeway, and a large “developer” ended up with the rest of it...go figure.

They paid his relative pennies; which he used to fight them...of course he lost. He was just a regular guy who had the foresight to purchase that land..not from the “right” crowd.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 11:38:34 PM PST by garandgal
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