>Kelo Repealed?

>Executive Order: Protecting the Property Rights of the American People:

“Executive Order: Protecting the Property Rights of the American People

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the rights of the American people against the taking of their private property, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect the rights of Americans to their private property, including by limiting the taking of private property by the Federal Government to situations in which the taking is for public use, with just compensation, and for the purpose of benefiting the general public and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given ownership or use of the property taken.”

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Posted on June 29, 2006, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. >Unfortunately this adds nothing to the debate, as nothing the President is saying here is any different from current interpretations of the Takings Clause post-Kelo. What he would need to do is ban takings *for economic development* purposes, which are currently legal. It’s already illegal to do it for private profiteering.

  2. >I kind of figured it was too good to be true.Thanks for stopping by, Kit.Check back in a few days for some Horse-Trailer-Training photos.You’ll like them.

  3. >…and it’s not a repeal. If you recal KELO, it wasn’t the Feds taking the property, it was a local development commission (a municipal government).All the President has done is issue an Executive Order banning any Federal Agency from doing an ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAKING.You’re right, Mr. RG, it’s pretty limited, and the Executive Order doesn’t make the practice illegal, anyway, it just makes it against Federal work rules for any Federal employee to do it.Nope, it’s NOT time to drop your insistence that your State Legislature make the practice illegal. The only better way to do it would be with a Constitutional Amendment, but my position on THAT is that if we are going to try to fine tune the Constitution that much, better to call a Constitutional Convention (with all Socialists DISINVITED WITH GREAT PREJUDICE), scrap the current one, and form the Second Republic.

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