Article I, Bill of Rights, (not bill of privileges)
Section 28. That private property shall not be taken for private use with or without compensation, unless by consent of the owner, except for private ways of necessity, and except for drains and ditches across the lands of others for agricultural and sanitary purposes, in the manner prescribed by law; and that when an attempt is made to take private property for a use alleged to be public, the question whether the contemplated use be public shall be judicially determined without regard to any legislative declaration that the use is public.
What part of "unless by consent of the owner,"do they not understand?
A question...are the current owners of the land not opposed to this?
This same thing is going on near my parents home. The Farmer owns something like 800 acres, but wants to retire. He is going to sell it in sections to M/I, Homewood and some other housing builders. Dude was going to make a killing. however some isolationist idiots are attempting to block him. It's just silly.
Aren't you running the liberty ping in freepatriot32's absence?
I can never view a major project involving public money in the St. Louis area without wondering about Dick "Head" Gebhardt's involvement. Is Gephardt or any of his relatives about to make a buck when the project gets railroaded through?
Who owns the property?