Here in my home town of Concord, Massachusetts,back in the 1960's the federal government began taking many peoples homes and property by eminent domain. The idea was that they were going to turn Lexington Road ( the "battle road" ) the road which the British regulars marched into town to destroy stores of arms, and were subsequently chased out later that same day, back into a dirt path like it was in 1775 and make a national park out of it. Well, the funding fell through ( big suprise ) but they didn't give the land back. There are houses all up and down Lexington Road, owned by the government. Some were torn down ( if they were not historic ) others were restored, and some house the minuteman national park employees, but most just sit there with no one in them! Now don't get me wrong, I'm very happy to have the national park here, and happy a good deal of the land surrounding the old north bridge ( which you see pictured in my avitar ) is protected so future generations can come and see where the "shot heard round the world" was fired, but I don't think they needed all those houses, especially where the plan fell through to turn the road back to dirt and make a comprehensive site out of the whole battle road!
How un-American is that? In the land of the free and the home of the brave, to go up to somone and say " oh, by the way we're taking your house" I agree with Rog, this is not what the founding fathers had in mind when they framed our laws!
This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Stand up and use your voice, or soon.....you won't have one! :shock: