Western caucus panel focuses on property rights
(Note: Cannon is obsessed with discrediting Congressman Tom Tancredo for believing in sovereign borders -- even calling Tancredo "racist" for believing that our American landowners, homeowners and ranchers along and near our borders have fundamental property rights against Trespass by Illegal Invaders -- yet Cannon is allowed to watch the hen house. How contradictory. No one should feel safer about his/her property rights with this group studying them -- outside the members of the caucus, that is.)
July 16, 2005
By Thomas Burr
The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Washington, D.C. - In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the use of eminent domain, the Congressional Western Caucus has established a Property Rights Task Force charged with "enhancing protection of private property rights."
Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, the head of the Western Caucus, will serve on the task force, which also was formed to "draw attention to this critical issue."
The Supreme Court ruled [5-4] June 23 that local governments may condemn property to enhance economic development, expanding the use of eminent domain, which is usually used to take land for public good, such as roads.
"Recent court decisions have highlighted the danger facing our property rights," Cannon said in a statement.
"Congress needs to focus its attention on the fundamental right to own property."
Copyright 2005, Salt Lake Tribune.