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Abuse Of Power: How The Government Misuses Eminent Domain Paperback – June 30, 2004
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"A hard-hitting expose of another of Big Brother's tricks...If it doesn't make you grind your teeth, nothing will." -- William A. Rusher - Former publisher of National Review
"Abuse of Power is must read for anyone interested in understanding the pervasive plundering committed by governments across this nation." -- James Bovard - Author, Terrorism and Tyranny Feeling Your Pain, Freedom in Chains & Lost Rights
About the Author
Steven M. Greenhut A former editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Mr. Greenhut is currently a senior editorial writer and columnist for the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, California. He is a widely published commentator who writes extensively about property rights and eminent domain abuses. Greenhut lives with his wife and three daughters in Southern California.
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Lexingtontruth.com has abuse of power listed as a must read.
The truth is this land is no longer you land.
That's the frightening story told in "Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain," Steven Greenhut's new book.
An editorial writer for six years with The Orange County Register, his articles have saved the property of thousands of homeowners and hundreds of businesses and churches. The total value of property protected must be more than $100 million.
Greenhut describes how, in Garden Grove, Calif., the city wanted to redevelop the land because a theme park would have paid them mountains of dollars in sales taxes, whereas people living happily in their homes pay much less in property tax. Citizens fought, and won. Citizens in other cities weren't so lucky.
More than just a description of assaults on private property, "Abuse of Power" is a guidebook on how to challenge powerful governments and big businesses.
Chapter 18 is "Fighting Back and Winning." It includes chapters describing: "Build Broad Coalitions," "Go On the Offensive," "Be Positive, Not Just Reactive," "Don't Lose Sight of Principles" and "Keep it Simple."
The book ends with lists of organizations and Web sites to help wage the fight and 417 footnotes.
"Abuse of Power" is a manifesto for taking back the right to property ownership. As Greenhut says, property rights are human rights.
A Must Read!!!