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Pat

Though we may not have been aware of it at the time, the Kelo decision invokes the same logic that the Pilgrims used to justify the taking of land from the Native American Indians when they arrived in New England.

The theory was described in a book on the confiscations in the Carolina's actually, and it expressed this:

Because the earth cannot be owned by one or a few people where all are meant to live on it, the unnecessary holding of large land grants by one person is a violation of nature, in that within such a tract, many might live. Therefore, public taking to accommodate the many is acceptable.

This was never made a part of the philosophy of the Kelo decision, however, it is a logic that have yet to be reviewed in modern days, and did apparently work to disenfranchise thousands of native american indians of their land in early American history. Certainly, the logic is debatable within the Constitution, particularly where the population becomes more and more dense upon the planet.

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