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Video: Daryl Hannah and Elderly Land Owner Arrested for Trespassing on Land Stolen Under Eminent Domain

Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com


From the Washington Post:

Hannah and landowner Eleanor Fairchild were standing in front of heavy equipment in an attempt to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Fairchild’s farm in Winnsboro, a town about 100 miles east of Dallas. They were arrested for criminal trespassing and taken to the Wood County Jail.

In August, a court in Paris, Texas, ruled that the Canadian energy company has the right to build a pipeline on private land despite widespread opposition by land owners. The transnational corporation is exploiting a loophole in Texas’ oil and gas regulation, according to the New York Times.

In Texas, if a company qualifies as a “common carrier” the state allows it to condemn land without the consent of land owners, a clear violation of the Fifth Amendment, which state “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

As the founders knew, property ownership is a natural and unalienable right. This is spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. In 1766, English jurist Sir William Blackstone wrote that there are three natural rights: the right to personal security, the right to personal liberty, and the right to private property. In America, circa 2012, we have mostly lost the sense of this and have allowed the state to steal our private property under “eminent domain” without much of a fuss.

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This what you would expect

This what you would expect from a police state.

Bob Marshall

For property ownership being

For property ownership being natural and unalienable to have much practical meaning, so must be ability and willingness to defend ones property from those that don't feel that way.

What's the little ladies gonna do when neither the big, bad Cannucks nor the Texas Junta give a toot about their rather symbolic demonstrations? Going by recent history, probably sulk a bit to those willing to listen, while continuing to support "reasonable" gun control (As in, the oppressors gets to have the good guns, the people not)....

Just about had it

amid all this b/s I am begining to see very clearly big troubles...I have absolutely no doubt everyone of what was our courthouses and judges are 100% corrupt,evil,and number one enemy to America.This is as clear as a day without chemtrails to me.I have decided to concentrate on what is left of our military and urge them to uphold thier oaths to us citizens,to rescue america now.I believe mass citizen arrests of sitting judges would be an excellent place to start.I am sick and tired of all of it.America is all but through,guess they have cut all the mens balls off here.
Oh hey try giving sheriff Joe a call see what he has been up too,good luck with that.I am begining to think he is criminally complicant as well.How embarrassing having to watch That Usurper and his partner in fraud and treachary parade around on stage,both should be locked up and the keys thrown away.SHERIFF JOE DID YOU LOSE YOUR BALL SACK OR WHAT?
Time is way past to shut down the criminal media news stations...
Do we even have a military anymore....I mean one that is not compromised.
Just needed to vent abit.....What is the job of the FBI,they toke oaths did they not.Shut em down if they don't do there jobs....It is that easy...
Stewart,from(oathkeepers)are you guys sleeping what the heck?
Does anyone trust law enforcment(as they call themselves).....

So let me get this straight--if I successfully aquire a stolen social security number and fake ID,then decide to run president and sign up to do so no one is allowed to investigate my identity,this must really be a free country forget everything I said above I love it here



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Look at

Look at Dr David Duke's latest video for a glimpse into why this happens.

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

Daryl Hannah - she's hot and she's right!

I have seen a few folks at DP take the position that
while they supported pipelines, they didn't support
the forcible taking of land from unwilling owners
to build them. Which seems like a principled position.

This legislation (HR 3913) would be a step in the right
direction against corporations being able to use the
government to forcibly take land even when there is
no compelling public interest in doing so:


Unfortunately, the bill doesn't have a single co-sponsor and has gone

She's Hot Alright...and she's...

A longtime activist fighting the good fight..

Some background

nice find!

Thanks for posting the Medina. I almost moved to Texas a few years back just to vote for her. :D
There are multiple stories here. Nimmo's article confuses them. It was good to read Debra's concise perspective.


Yes indeed a good find.


I'm from Dallas and LOVED Medina

But that loser Glenn Beck screwed up her chances.


sloppy journalism/spin

In Texas, if a company qualifies as a “common carrier” the state allows it to condemn land without the consent of land owners, a clear violation of the Fifth Amendment, which state “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” -Nimmo

Kurt Nimmo is blatantly incorrect there. The fifth amendment is neutral regarding eminent domain but for the issue of just compensation. I'm not implying that the [previous] land owners received just compensation, but Nimmo's article contains no reference to their not receiving just compensation.

When I Quit Liking The Dallas Cowboys

Was when they took entire neighborhoods through eminent domain to build their stupid new stadium. Ousted lots of people out of homes that they had lived in for 40 years and only paid them half what it would cost to relocate. Then made the TAXPAYERS pay to build it!


I really enjoy team sports

but can not understand the tax funding of the stadiums. Well, I guess I understand; people like to steal from others. It does nothing to make the game better.

If the owner does not want to sell

and the state steals it, ESPECIALLY for private companies, railroads, etc. it is theft. There IS no "just compensation" because to refuse to sell means no compensation is accepted.
Just one of many tyrannies allowed the political class by the constitution.

Call it what you will,

but it doesn't violate the fifth amendmet. It might violate property rights, it might violate a State's constitution [certainly not that of Texas], it might violate some other protection stated in the US Constitution, but it doesn't violate the Fifth Amendment.

Please read my last sentence.

The constitution provides for the state to steal at will. That is also why the Pursuit of happiness was written in instead of the right to own property.
The constitutional convention was nothing but a coup shoved on people after they locked the press and the people out and swore each other to secrecy in Philadelphia creating the Great Document that enslaved us all to a central state. The Articles were adequate. The constitution ENABLED state enlargement, it has been worthless at limiting it.

Good, but often misunderstood, point..

For a reality check about the framing and selling of the constitution
check out Ferdinand Lundberg's "Cracks in the Constitution":


From the review:

"Lundberg's book was published twenty-seven years ago, yet remains as powerfully important and relevant today as then. Simply put, the book is a blockbuster. It's must reading to learn what schools to the highest levels never teach about the nation's most important document that lays out the fundamental law of the land in its Preamble, Seven Articles, Bill of Rights, and 17 other Amendments. Lundberg deconstructs it in depth, separating myth from reality about what he called "the great totempole of American society."

Well, make that thirty-two years ago (review is from five years ago) - but no less relevant now.


is correct. Modifications to eminent domain that allow the government to confiscate private land and give it to other private owners for the sole purpose that the latter will be paying more taxes (like practiced in New York) is especially absurd. I wish that in addition to "just compensation" there is an extra compensation for "pain and suffering" to original landowners that only peers (other property owners) can assess in court.

who decides what is just compensation?

The buyer or the seller?
I am currently dealing with an interstate which has been in the works for several years (i-69) cutting my family's farm in half. They have come in and surveyed and put down flags and everything. I am told they will pay us, but they will name the price in a take it or leave it fashion.
Is there a court case i can reference which defines just compensation as whatever the buyer offers the seller? I wouldnt sell my land for anything, its sentimental and priceless.
Thanks for any response.


In a town I used to live near a familys property was stolen by the local school district to build a "beautiful, new "campus" to incarcerate all the kids moving there from commuters moving into the area. The kicker was that a high district official (I think it may have been the superintendent) had been after the farm owner to let him "develop" the property privately. The owner refused, the lovely property having been in the family for over 100 years. So this district crat arranged for it to be stolen from the family...paying "just compensation", of course. And "for the children" of course. And almost unanymous public support...for "the schools". People LOVE using the state to steal for them. They no longer believe stealing is wrong.

Sitting outside your own house is a crime? Sad.

Why don't we evict the squatter that has unlawful possession? If you have no lease & you are the owner, you can call the sheriff & he can move them off your property.

File and "unlawful detainer" if you signed a lease that they ain't paying.

These clown reporters take an "eminent domain" case & call it an "oil protest?" Who are they kidding?

They left out the right of the land owner is being abused. In the case of the White House, clearly the case. In the case in Texas, I have not seen but the comical news report.


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this right here is where rubber meets the road....

and sooner or later we will all be in similar circumstances.

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Sounds like TransCanada is the one criminally trespassing to me.

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The government makes the mafia look like choir boys!