Do you remember Kelo? The case in Connecticut where a number of private home owners were forced to give up their property so someone else could use it for better purposes (and generate much greater tax revenues for the state)?
Darleen at Protein Wisdom remembers:
Oh. BUT WAIT!!!
Pfizer abandons site of infamous Kelo eminent domain taking
The private homes that New London, Conn., took away from Suzette Kelo and her neighbors have been torn down. Their former site is a wasteland of fields of weeds, a monument to the power of eminent domain.
But now Pfizer, the drug company whose neighboring research facility had been the original cause of the homes’ seizure, has just announced that it is closing up shop in New London.
You say that this is just one case, I’m sure we could turn up others. Bottom line is that government taking of private property for the purpose of increasing tax revenues is absolutely wrong and indefensible to a free people.