Property owners to Dominion: Pipeline YES, eminent domain NO

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Mr Fascism himself, Benito Mussolini once said: “Modern fascism should be properly called corporatism, since it is the merger of state, military and corporate power.”

How many Americans died (or were maimed for life) in the fight against Fascism aka WWII? It pains me to think that the uS government used to pay me to kill people who were just exactly like the people who are currently running the uS government.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual A privately owned company with “common carrier” status has the power of eminent domain which is traditionally reserved for government. Now THAT is about as Fascist as one can get.– jtl, 419

Representatives of energy giant Dominion Resources were caught off Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View  guard this week by landowners outraged over the company’s threatened use of eminent domain in the construction of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Bruce McKay, Senior Energy Policy Director of Dominion, struggled to explain the utility’s position to an increasingly skeptical audience during a panel at the Republican Party of Virginia Advance in Richmond Dec. 10.Dominion thought they had the deck stacked in their favor.

They didn’t expect Virginia property owners directly affected by thedominion-pipeline-table-zpipeline to show up, advocating for their rights. The property owners’ message was simple: “Pipeline yes, eminent domain no.”

Led by Americans for Personal Property, Energy and Landowners (APPEAL), the grassroots coalition set up a table amidst the various Republican candidates, asking them to sign a petition to follow their ideals of limited government as well as energy independence. “We are in favor of the pipeline, but Dominion does not have to use eminent domain to take our land without just compensation,” said Jon Ansell. “You can either build it along existing easements, or give the property owners a small percentage of the proceeds like they do with fracking or gas extraction in Alaska. It’s simple.”

Combat Shooter's Handbook The property owners definitely stirred up a hornet’s nest that Dominion wasn’t expecting. Outside the panel room the property rights advocates clashed with event officials. They were forbidden from raising their signs opposing eminent domain. Henry Howell, an attorney representing the landowners, passionately argued about the importance of property rights to all Americans, especially for Republicans, and called out the hypocrisy of the aggression towards the property owners.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsMultiple questions were submitted by attendees who voiced their concern about using eminent domain for the ACP. McKay was visibly flustered at the number of questions posed on the subject, then played dodgeball. He threw out confusing rules and facts to try to make it seem impossible to change the current pipeline plans.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)  Landowners weren’t buying it. After the panel, landowner Colin Winter confronted the Dominion representative, pleading with him to understand how much of an impact the pipeline was having on their way of life.

Even some of the public in attendance confronted Dominion after the panel. When faced with a large group of attendees advocating for greater compensation for the farmers and property owners, McKay was forced to admit it sounded like it could work.

Jon Ansell said APPEAL wasn’t letting up any time soon. “We’ll see if Dominion heeds the warnings and suggestions for all those in attendance here today. Until then, we’ll keep fighting for our rights and the rights of our neighbors.”


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