Fred Thompson Comes Out Against Eminent Domain Abuse

On Fred Thompson has written a post criticizing the 2005 Kelo v. New London decision that vastly expanded the right of the government to take your property.

It’s said that a man’s home is his castle, but across America some property owners are being rooked by local bureaucrats and politicians and having their private property confiscated by local governments for the supposed public good.

Most people probably think that if they buy a home or a small business that they will get to keep what they purchased. After all, the Fifth Amendment guarantees that “private property [shall not] be taken for public use, without just compensation.”