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Senate Proceeding on Dec 13th, 2007 :: 2:40:39 to 2:42:01
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Larry Craig

2:38:54 to 2:40:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Larry Craig

Larry Craig

2:40:26 to 2:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Larry Craig: rather than some distant government in washington telling them what they can and cannot do. plus i say to my friend from idaho, with all due respect, this did not grow out of the kelo decision. local

Tom Harkin

2:40:39 to 2:40:50( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: governments have had the power of eminent domain going back probably to the founding of our republic. i was trying to find out exactly when. but going back probably to the early 1800's, late 1700's.

Tom Harkin

2:40:39 to 2:42:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin

2:40:50 to 2:41:03( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: mr. craig: under the constitution, for the defined public good. and the defined public good was very clear. and we defined it in statute. mr. harkin: i say to my friend, the defined public good

Tom Harkin

2:41:03 to 2:41:12( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: has been parks and recreation areas and things like that. mr. craig: they have not -- excuse me, senator. mr. harkin: no. i say to my friend from idaho, i'm sure he's visited gettysburg. gettysburg

Tom Harkin

2:41:12 to 2:41:24( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: national park would not be a national park were it not for the power of the state of pennsylvania to have the right of eminent domain, because that's what they used. they had to use it in order to get

Tom Harkin

2:41:24 to 2:41:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: that land together for gettysburg park. and i say to my friend with all due respect, it is a national historical monument. but that's what they had to use to do it. now should washington have been able

Tom Harkin

2:41:36 to 2:41:49( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: to tell them no, you can't do that? mr. craig: right in the middle of gettysburg is a private operating farm today. and the reason it's there is because they would not allow it to be condemned and

Tom Harkin

2:41:49 to 2:42:01( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: they did not meet the threshold price of a willing seller, willing buyer. the state of pennsylvania, for rights of ways of road, but other than that in almost every instance, to my knowledge, as it

Larry Craig

2:42:01 to 2:42:16( Edit History Discussion )

Larry Craig: relates to gettysburg bought it, acquired it. and they used federal money to go it. and they used the federal park service and a variety of other tools. no, there is something new happening out there,

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