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Passage of property rights amendment in the Virginia Senate

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  1. The Brandon Five

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    #75 Jersey

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    Mr. and Mrs. PFinV:

    Do you know the background behind this? Is it in reaction to the Kelo decision?
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    The way it is worded sounds like it, good for them..
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    Richmond wants to take property for revenue enhancement and does it. If it goes to the SCOTUS, they would allow it, no? There is case precedent.

    I am opposed to this type of eminent domain. I hope this holds water for VA so other states can use it as a template.
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    I honestly don't know much about it, BFive.

    But, since it's Cuccinelli, I take it with a grain of salt and figure he's got some ulterior motive.

    This is the guy who warned Virginia’s colleges and universities that their anti-discrimination policies couldn't protect gays and then instructed the state’s public colleges to end policies that banned discrimination against homosexuals which in turn forced the governor to issue a statement that workplace discrimination is illegal.

    He also made a 2009 campaign promise to go beyond the traditional duties of Virginia's top legal office and actively fight for divisive social causes important to his conservative base.

    It's true that he's a big supporter of property and gun rights - he's also outspokenly opposed to abortion and homosexuality. support of property and gun rights.

    He's more than a little bit "out there," if you ask me. While campaigning last year, he told a crowd he was considering not registering his son for a Social Security number because “it is being used to track you.”

    I'll have to read more about both this and the Kelo decision before I can answer specifically, though.

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