Executive Order on eminent domain

June 23, 2006 at 10:25 pm (News, US Government)

According to the Drudge Report, President Bush has a signed an Executive Order regarding eminent domain. It is best summarized by Section 1 thereof:

Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect the rights of Americans to their private property, including by limiting the taking of private property by the Federal Government to situations in which the taking is for public use, with just compensation, and for the purpose of benefiting the general public and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given ownership or use of the property taken.

Executive Order: Protecting the Property Rights of the American People (from The White House).



  1. Debbie said,

    I don’t see that you have trackbacks, but I am using this and giving you all credit at Right Truth. I’m so glad Bush did this.

  2. Michael Greg said,

    Watch the socialist major media not cover this very much. Much like they are ignoring the 500 examples of WMDs located in Iraq. Is this a free press? See my bl*g at sadbastards.wordpress.com.

  3. Think Tankers » Executive Order said,

    […] From the office of the President, on eminent domain. (Thanks to Muslihoon) It's a good start. The real, fair solution to the Kelo Conundrum is to bring market forces to bear on public takings. […]

  4. al mann said,

    it would be well for the state of arizona to follow president bush’s lead and remove the adverse tresspass law from the state statutes. see c v 200400465 on the pinal co. superior court docket

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