Gerald Eisman of the American Chronicle has an article here on the need for eminent domain reform.
A city manager recently complained, what about a community's right to improve itself and create new jobs? A close reading of the constitution does not reveal, anywhere in the text, any verbiage vaguely resembling community rights. People's rights stand out prominently and more than once. If that doesn't say something to those who would trample property ownership, nothing short of more "slap-down" court rulings and restrictive legislation must be employed to protect the individual.