John Stossel on Eminent Domain Run Amok

Susette Kelo, now 52 years old, had hoped to stay in her little pink house forever. She bought her New London, Conn., home in 1997 and fell in love with the neighborhood. Then she learned that the government can just take your property, if doing so will improve the common good of the community. City officials said Kelo would be "fairly compensated" but said she didn't have a choice about whether or not she would sell. Some people would call this stealing, but it's not. It's called "eminent...Full Story
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