Tuesday, October 31, 2006

There They Go Again

Another government official is saying eminent domain is a right:
If necessary, the city of Ocean City will exercise the right of eminent domain to condemn your property. . .
Of course, we are talking about the POWER of eminent domain. Government has the right to purchase land, just like you and I do. But, this city official isn't threatening to purchase a citizen's land. This city official is threatening to take the land because of the POWER of eminent domain. But, doesn't it sound so much nicer to use a right instead of a power?