Donald Trump’s support for eminent domain presents a real problem for those who claim to be constitutionalists who support him.
I think we would all agree that the most basic and fundamentally important right is the right to own and to have property, both physical property and intellectual property! Eminent domain is a threat to all Americans who cherish this most basic freedom!
Eminent domain is defined as the strong arm of government seizing a private citizen’s property in order to give that property to private developers. The taking of that property by government to give to private developers is meant to benefit those developers, usually fat cat billionaire businessmen like Donald Trump!
It used to be that eminent domain was only allowed for public projects, like the building of roads or freeways. But now, because of recent court rulings by activist Judges, a person’s private property can be taken from them by government to be used for private projects, like for example strip-malls, casinos, high-density housing, or even parking garages!
Speaking of parking garages, Donald Trump is implicated in working behind the scenes with officials to try to bulldoze an elderly widow’s home in order to build his limousine parking lot. Unbelievable, but true! Watch and read below!
Trump is on record saying that he thinks violating people’s private property rights like this is a good thing and he calls it “wonderful.” Read below!
We already know that Donald Trump routinely throughout his business career greased the palms of politicians to get what he wanted! It isn’t a shock to know that money went to those in government to help pave the way to advance his businesses and to help build his projects!
This unconstitutional position of Trump’s should present a huge dilemma to those who support him, many of whom consider themselves constitutional conservatives!
There is no sugar-coating or glossing over this wildly unconstitutional position of his! As I’ve said before, it would be wise for those who support Trump to reevaluate why they support this man, a man who holds such anti-conservative positions!
When it comes to respecting people’s private property rights, Ted Cruz is the only candidate in this race who will fight to preserve our most basic freedoms and is an ardent opponent of eminent domain!
There is no candidate in this race who has a better track record of keeping government from having this much power! Unlike Donald Trump, Ted Cruz doesn’t think it is “wonderful” for government to take away our freedoms and seize our homes and property!
Let’s get behind the only candidate in this race who doesn’t just say he’s a conservative, but has an actual concrete record to back it up!
The only candidate in this race who will protect our rights and keep government from violating them! A true constitutionalist through and through! Ted Cruz for President! Read and watch below!
By: Kelly R. Hubbard