Myth-Busters: Trump’s Horrific Views on Eminent Domain

If government can just take your property from you, is it really your property to begin with? Eminent domain is legalized theft and President Trump is a big fan. Ron Paul defends individual liberty, property rights, and voluntary interactions on today’s Myth-Busters.

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Patrick Ritchie
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Kind of a necessary evil that should be used as a last resort but gets exploited by government corruption and crony capitalism.

Trike Buyer
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What about Barack Hussein Obamas Executive Order 13603 Confiscation of Citizens Land, Personal property, and Forced Unpaid Labor (SLAVERY). Then ask yourself what is an emergency a flood, riot, fire, war, earthquake, or just need another McDonalds or Walmart?

Ron Helton
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Our current system is serfdom to the government. We are working on the land of the government and paying taxes by force. We are now homeless in our own country. Free men own their land and decide its disposition. Serfs must ask permission. Welcome to the United Serfs of America.

al hen
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yall need to start spreading this channel around!

Do Ee
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The.swamp.is.a.bog

KHL guy
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Sorry Paul, your horrifically wrong on roads. No business is going to pay for my residential road, and no we dont want to stop and pay a toll every 10 miles. The government is there for some reasons, one of them is to build a fucking road. They just need better efficiency, no argument there lets discuss how we can do that.

Caleb
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Eminent domain goes both ways, does it not? For example, a realtor that sits on land for years, keeping people from living and developing on it because they haven't received the right offer, can have that property taken from them by a "homesteader"; somebody who has a plan for it besides growing weeds. So I've heard, anyway. I also wouldn't say President Trump's views on ED are "horrific." That's an exaggeration (I'm not speaking in "Defend Trump mode," either. I didn't vote for him.). His views have their place in a country that was intended to have a variety of… Read more »

Caleb
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Such contradiction. We talk about the US government's being of the people, for the people, and by the people when it's convenient, and then ignore it at other times. The question was asked, if the government can take your property, at will, who really owns it?Remember previous note: If the government takes your property, the people have taken your property. If the people want the highway built but one person doesn't, the evil government isn't taking his house. The people are. The man should point his finger at his neighbors. Or would you prefer to get rid of the Representative… Read more »

TheHiyy
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Hey Paul: here's a fact. The United States has one of the most expensive health care systems in the world thanks to for profit medical devices being priced at an extremely inflated, unjustifiable level and (no surprise just like with anything retail) you have price hikes at every step in the supply chain. Do you really believe that every fucking country in the world that has universal health care and ensures that people don't go bankrupt or die from health care is backwards when we pay less? (No matter what metric you use , per GDP, per capita, my county… Read more »

CoXyCooL
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Ron tell people about composite material for building better roads if u already didn't in this show bring it up in ur next video scout roads and how much more efficient what I've mentioned is.

Aldo Sfalcin
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You are confused about economics. Money is printed out of thin air for everything. Taxes are collected to keep people from getting too powerful.

Lucius Avenus
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I am not a Libertarian, but I think I am becoming one faster than I will recognise haha

I don't know why I didn't just "get it", or why I didn't even look it up before now, but income tax was introduced in 1913 in America? I have to admit I had assumed it was later. And I don't know why.

magister343
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Private ownership of land is not something that is supported by classical liberal reasoning either. Secure land tenure is essential to a functioning economy, but where land is scarce (and thus has a positive market value separate from that of any fixed improvements) then monopolizing natural resources is an act of aggression against those who do not have an equal ability to homestead land of not only an equivalent quantity but also quality. Quality of land depends mostly on location relative to other humans with whom one may interact. The classical liberal position from the beginning was that the privilege… Read more »

TrumpArmy ofKentucky
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Because of Rand Paul Obamacare was not repealed.

Wayne Roeder
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Thanks for all you do Doctor!!!!!

Red Pill
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If your smart then you can easily make 3x as much money then the property is worth

Conrad Voyles
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The new NYTimes buildings was procured through eminent domain. Tens of milloins of dollars below value. Was also given 10 of millions of dollars in tax breaks.

blackbirdxx928
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You  might not might not like it and I might not agree with it but Trump always seems to operate within the confines of the law…… why the hell are you criticizing Trump unless of course you voted for Hillary

blackbirdxx928
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You  might not might not like it and I might not agree with it but Trump always seems to operate within the confines of the law…… why the hell are you criticizing Trump unless of course you voted for Hillary

ItsFazsha
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I have always advocated a different approach from Dr. Paul's. That is, to be in favor of eminent domain, but only if the property owner is compensated at TWICE the fair market value. That way the property owner is compensated not just for the property, but also for the inconvenience of selling when he doesn't want to sell. If the project is worth enough, it will easily be able to absorb the and an amount given to the seller.

Benny Harriston
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people every where you see a road go in…..it is for military….and resourses……….so keep an eye on that………also ……….keep tolls american……..we see the french built a couple of roads and now they toll us to give it to france

Benny Harriston
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i had an old man buddy…..and until the day he died……….he hated that road that run through his property……2 here 5 there…..and the government tried to tax him twice for spliting his property

Deborah J
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Over 81,000 subs now !!

Carl Moore
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good report.are roads are the worst.

Robert Haynes
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Is this what we call ' compulsory purchase ' in the UK ?

Aldo Sfalcin
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Depressions are created to rob the people. The stock market is a gamblers den for sharks. This whole monetary system is created and controlled by a few corrupt evil men.

00rphb
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No we don't need the government for roads, but we do need the governments for governing. We need them to enforce law and to protect the country from external threats. The anarchist idea that we don't need government at all is total utopi.
The only way to escape governments is to become a hermit.

J M
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Dr. Paul made a great point that the minimum wage is eminent domain of one person's currency to give to another. Excellent observation.

fasignal
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Connecticut took beautiful ocean front property from lower middle class people and gave it to a developer to build expensive condos , for the reason of increasing taxes and the God dam Supreme Court backed them up , I bought a gun.

Avery Jones
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Trump has gone mad with power!
https://youtu.be/-_fMKEjpsew

ArchitectOfSound01
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Ron Paul for President 2020!
Don't worry Ron, you don't need the mainstream media anymore. Times have changed.

MusicJunky4Ev
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Holy cow Dr. Paul, I did not know you had your own talk show! I really do admire you and your efforts.

kgun shooter
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Come to WV if you want to see eminent domain being abused!