Thats Just Not Right

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by cuppacoffee, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,931
    Likes Received:
    455
    How would you feel if your home was taken away from you so that the county could build a football stadium for a fat cat owner. Guess it just proves that you never really own your home, just renting it from the government. :mad:

    Before justifying this action, what if it were your home and you didn't want to sell?

    Take my home Jerruh, I know you need it.. :howdy:

    cac: :coffee:
     
  2. Huge

    Huge Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    2,386
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Out yonder way...
    Sounds like they're not too worried about having their homes bought out.

    If it were my home and I didn't want to sell, then I guess I'd be going to court. And with the building the of the stadium pretty much inevitable, I guess I'd use that as leverage to get as much as I could from the county if they wanted my property.
     
  3. Lucky

    Lucky Moderator

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    14,326
    Likes Received:
    1,517
    That the spineless government officials hid behind closed doors is no surprise. And I think the property owners will be heard from, via their lawyers.

    So in the words of Bobby Knight, the best thing to do is just "lay back & enjoy it". I think most Americans would agree with you & resign themselves to just that.
     
  4. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    56,354
    Likes Received:
    2,965
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Really not much of a choice even prior to the recent Supreme Court eminent domain fiasco. Most of the stadiums around the league are "owned" by the city, county, some government entity and leased to the teams. That would have flown as public use before. So long as it is a public use the only thing you can fight over is how much they pay you.
     

Share This Page