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Senate Proceeding on Dec 13th, 2007 :: 2:43:35 to 2:44:52
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Larry Craig

2:43:23 to 2:43:35( Edit History Discussion )

Larry Craig: yes, i don't deny that. mr. harkin: they carved out some sections they didn't think they needed but they did eminent domain on other sections. so it's been that way forever. kelo hasn't opened any

Tom Harkin

2:43:35 to 2:43:50( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: floodgates. what kelo did was basically open floodgates for private. and that i find anathema, that you could use eminent domain for some private purpose. but for a public purpose like parks and recreation

Tom Harkin

2:43:35 to 2:44:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin

2:43:50 to 2:44:01( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: and things like that, it's been this way since the founding of our republic i say to my friend. and the federal government, i just -- i friend, i know, is a conservative and it seems to me skefrbgts

Tom Harkin

2:44:01 to 2:44:14( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: are always looking as -- conservatives are always looking at the federal government coming in heavy-handed telling local jurisdictions what they can or cannot do. this seems to me to be the heaviest

Tom Harkin

2:44:14 to 2:44:29( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: hand that i've seen in my years here. my friend is right, we do a lot of times, we pas laws -- clean air act, things like that -- and we impose fines if they don't do such a thing. but we don't

Tom Harkin

2:44:29 to 2:44:42( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: say if you violate it, we're taking away your education money, health money, transportation money and everything else. i just know of no other case like that in federal law. mr. craig: madam chair?

Tom Harkin

2:44:42 to 2:44:52( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: the presiding officer: the senator from idaho. mr. craig: madam chairman, we have not yet a time limit on this. i expressed the will of those who are the cosponsors of the amendment. i put in

Larry Craig

2:44:52 to 2:45:05( Edit History Discussion )

Larry Craig: the record the expression of our largest national farm organization who sees the threat as clearly as i do, maybe less clear than the chairman sees it. because there is a pattern rapidly growing out

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