Monday, May 17, 2010

US gvt to seize private farm property on border-Canada/ Vermont!!!

WRONG BORDER/Canada-Vermont---US HS-
http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2010/05/17/vt_farmer_draws_a_line_at_us_bid_to_bolster_border/

The bucolic setting of silos and sugar maples has become the focus of a bitter dispute that pits one of America’s most revered traditions — the family-owned farm — against the post-9/11 reality of terror attacks on US soil.

The Department of Homeland Security sees Morses Line as a weak link in the nation’s borders, attractive to terrorists trying to smuggle in lethal materials. The government is planning an estimated $8 million renovation here as part of a nationwide effort to secure border crossings.

It intends to acquire 4.9 acres of border land on a dairy farm owned for three generations by the Rainville family. Last month, the Rainvilles learned that if they refuse to sell the land for $39,500, the government intends to seize it by eminent domain.

The Rainvilles call this an unjustified land-grab by federal bullies.

8 comments:

Z said...

OH MY GOSH. Eminent domain at its ugliest?
Carol..things are getting far more scary from the WH than they are from foreign terrorists!

christian soldier said...

Z-the 'slow slide' has been accelerated--both parties at fault-
bho has made the slide to socialism so obvious that we in the US are finally waking up...

Jg. for FatScribe said...

i guess i'm okay with eminent domain being utilized for nat'l security, but it has to meet some fairly strict and regulated tests. this is least a modicum more rational than when the SupCourt ordered the taking of a family home to give to a commercial development!

good gawd we live in interesting (read, ugly) times.

christian soldier said...

Jg--Chinese curse="May you live in interesting times."
--indeed we are-
perhaps we are 'cursed' because of inaction...
and for allowing government to grow out of the bounds of the original intent of the US Constitution...

William Stout said...

Interesting, Homeland Security doesn't finish a fence on Arizona's border in order to allow the free passage of illegals into the U.S., but sees the need to steal a family farm in order to secure the Northern border. Perhaps it is me, but there is something incredibly wrong with this picture.

christian soldier said...

WS-that is the reason I posted this--the irony is so apparent-
Life-Liberty -Property (original words of Declaration)

MK said...

I can understand national security concerns, but why screw over a poor farmer for it, why not just pay him a good sum for his land if there is no alternative. After all the feds have no problem spending trillions on crap.

christian soldier said...

MK-my take-it has nothing to do with border control --harassment came to mind when I read the article ...