House Passes Private Property Rights Protection Act
November 3, 2005
Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Representative John R. Carter (TX-31) praised the overwhelming passage of the Private Property Right Protection Act of 2005, H.R. 4128.
"I have presided over dozens of eminent domain cases and know first hand the stress it puts on people and their families," said, Carter, who served as a state district judge for 20 years. "The fact the Supreme Court established a policy that the government can take someone's property for the benefit of another private individual is appalling. The freedom to own property without interference from the government is one of the foundations of our Constitution - it's the American Dream."