Texas Rep. Leighton Schubert – Eminent Domain Threat

High Speed Project Investors Threatened To Seize Family Farms In Texas BallotPedia Verbatim Fact Check May 10, 2017 Texas Central Railroad and Infrastructure, Inc. (TCRI) and its affiliates are pursuing development of a high-speed “bullet train” between Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. Five Texas state senators and ten state representatives have filed more than 20 bills to regulate high-speed rail projects. According to state Representative Leighton Schubert (R-District 13), “This group of foreign investors is threatening to seize family farms, physically divide the state of Texas, and have a gravely detrimental impact on the citizens I represent.” Is Schubert correct that … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — December 22, 2015

. “Legislators invent too many devices for subdividing property, only taking care to let their subdivisions go hand in hand with the natural affections of the human mind.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1785   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

City May Use Eminent Domain for Walking Trail

From Q13Fox.com: PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – City officials want to expand the walking trail along the  Sinclair Inlet. To do it, the city may seize five waterfront properties using eminent domain and that has those homeowners seeing red. “This is my home. Right now, I can’t think of anything I would take for it,”  said homeowner John Haynes. “I want to stay right here.” Spend a few minutes along Bay Street and you’ll understand why no one wants  to leave.  Stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound says  it all. “I don’t want to give it up,” said Haynes. … Continue reading

Violations of The Constitution – The Fifth Amendment

Our Founders created the Constitution and Bill of Rights to guarantee the American people certain freedoms, liberties and rights. Over the years those rights have been trampled, manipulated and at times, grossly misinterpreted. This series will focus on examples of just how many of our rights have virtually been lost. The Fifth Amendment “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or … Continue reading