Comment: sloppy journalism/spin

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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.