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    Richman 43.6
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    Dunn 46.6
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    Maldonado 36.9
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    Kraft 29.5
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    Friday, August 25, 2006

    Prop. 90 endorses

    The Yes on 90 eminent domain measure are circulating their list of legislative endorsees, which total some 42 legislators.

    Here's the list of GOP senators: Sam Aanestad, Roy Ashburn, Jim Battin, Dave Cox, Jeff Denham, Bob Dutton, Tom Harman, Dennis Hollingsworth, George Runner, Abel Maldonado, Bob Margett, Tom McClintock, and Bill Morrow.

    Who's missing?

    Only Senate Republican leader Dick Ackerman.

    Comments on "Prop. 90 endorses"


    Blogger Peter Hankwitz said ... (4:20 PM) : 

    I support the provisions of property protection behind Prop 90, though I also believe a greater solution is necessary at the federal level to protect people's property rights.

    My congressional opponent, Brad Sherman, voted against H.R.340: a non-binding resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that last year’s highly publicized Supreme Court decision in ‘Kelo et al. v. City of New London et al.’ [1] was wrong.

    In this landmark case, the government of the City of New London, Connecticut, seized private property from individuals, claiming that the “city has carefully formulated a development plan that it believes will provide appreciable benefits to the community, including, but not limited to, new jobs and increased tax revenue,” thereby hiding behind the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause regarding ‘eminent domain’. However, those who stood to profit most from the property transfer were NOT its owners: they were the private developers.

    While “increased tax revenue” for the city may be a result of its actions, and may, therefore, benefit all residents to some extent, it is NOT a sufficient reason to seize private property. As for another reason cited, new jobs will certainly be created: all those jobs necessary to demolish homes and build shopping centers.

    The House bill [2] declared “eminent domain should never be used to advantage one private party over another.” Fortunately, despite my opponent’s strange efforts to the contrary, Congress overwhelmingly passed this Resolution in June 2005, 365–33 [3], with the support of 144 Democrats, Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA) included among them.

    Clearly, this is not a partisan issue; this is an issue of private property rights. And the people of the San Fernando Valley deserve to know that the Gentleman from California’s 27th District has little, if any, interest in protecting theirs.



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