This website is dedicated to the preservation of private
property rights, a fundamental concept of government in the United States
since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and the first Mississippi
Constitution in 1817.
The early settlers in America had been victimized by tyrannical governments
with no respect and little concern for the people or their rights, much
less their property. Our founding fathers were determined that this
would not be true in the United States.
Randy Knight appeared on WLBT's Sound Off segment promoting
Testimony from several of the Eminent Domain Hearings
including David Waide, Past President of the Mississippi Farm Bureau
Federation explaining why it's important to vote YES on Initiative
Mr. Lonzo Archie fought the eminent domain taking of his land
when Nissan built their plant in Canton in 2001. His experience
proves that private property rights and economic development can
Those principles are just as important today as they were over two
hundred years ago, but liberty requires constant and diligent attention
for its preservation in the face of governments and businesses much
bigger and more powerful than anyone could have dreamed of in the 18th
Government entities and certain other entities have the right to take
private property for public use subject to the obligation to pay the
owners just compensation. In a much more complex world, this power has
grown to an unacceptable extent which threatens fundamental rights of
private property owners.
Abuses of power must be checked and reforms to prevent them should
be enacted. This website is about the need for eminent domain reform
badly needed in Mississippi to keep our government one of, by and for
the people. Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation (“MFBF”)
is supporting a campaign to prevent eminent domain abuse and the protection
of private property throughout the state. This process is described
in the pages shown on this website.
Please visit the pages and links on this website to learn how you
can be a part of this historic and important effort to preserve and
protect fundamental principles of liberty.
Here are two perfect examples of the reason we need Eminent Domain