Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ to Protect Property

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ to Protect Property

To the Editor:

Why is there an amendment to the Virginia Constitution on the Nov. 6th ballot?

It is to protect private property owned by Virginians from being seized by the government by emminent domain for anything other than public use. In Connecticut, the property of Susette Kelo was taken by imminent domain so that a private company could develop the property. This case went all the way to the US Supreme Court where the majority agreed that the government could take land from one private party for the use of another private party. 

To protect our own property in Virginia, vote YES on No. 1 on Nov. 6. 

For more information about this issue and the text of the amendment, please go to: http://www.vapropertyrightspetition.org/.

Mary Bell