September 2, 2006. Worcester Massachusetts.

Libertarian Presidential aspirant George Phillies condemned the Supreme Court's Kelo decision. He offered a practical libertarian solution to the issues Kelo raises. The Kelo case asked if condemnation procedings could be used to seize property for private commercial uses. The Supreme Court ruled that cities could take your home to give the land to a private developer. " A home is not a house," Phillies said. "The value of a home is not just the land and the structures, it is the memories and the invested sweat equity. When a home is seized for legitimate public purposes, owners should be compensated for their emotional losses. That change will greatly reduce public takings." Phillies noted that Congress could guarantee this compensation by passing new laws. "If elected, I will press Congress to act," Phillies said.

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