Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Do you think Rick Perry supports property rights? Think again.

Perry hurts property owners


Letters to the editor
The Herald-Zeitung
Copyright 2009

This letter is in response to Gov. Perry preaching private property rights.

Rick Perry wants to get your votes. Before you support him, check his property rights history.

He was the primary person pushing Texas House Bill 3588, the Trans Texas Corridor. Under eminent domain, you would stand a chance of getting a fair payment for your property.

House Bill 3588 replaces eminent domain with “Declaration of Taking.” A property owner under Declaration of Taking wouldn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell.

Check it out. Do an Internet search for Texas 130, the toll road from Georgetown to Seguin, which is part of the Trans-Texas Corridor. You’re looking for the contract for construction.

In the Technical Requirements section, you can read exactly what the property owner is facing under Declaration of Taking.

In 61 days, the contractor could have the property. No chance of having a Special Commissioners Hearing on property values. Property owners will not have enough time to get one scheduled.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office will be backing the contractor. Your eyes won’t believe what you’re reading in all respects of lost property rights.

House Bill 3588 is the law of land for Texas, no thanks to Perry.

Dave Pieper,

New Braunfels

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