Monday, April 20, 2009

Property Rights Don't Grow on Trees

The college town of Boulder -- where predations on property owners are commonplace --reportedly is considering the use of eminent domain to take land it says is needed for a bike path. But what really has locals enraged isn't the land grab, or the violation of civil rights this entails -- but the fact that some trees might have to be removed to make way for the project.

That's Boulder for you.

Of the 58 comments posted in response to the Boulder Camera story as of 9:45 this morning, the last time I looked, only 4 expressed concerns about the trampling of property rights, and the abuse of government power, this involves. Most of the rest expressed anger about the trees.

But trees grow back. Do property rights?

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