BandA wrote: ↑Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:23 pm Taking people's property by eminent domain for the benefit of a private company, and providing them with preferential zoning, that is illegal and unethical and just wrong.That is your opinion but realize not everyone agrees with it.
US Constitution Amendment V
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."
Note the key clause I so kindly underlined and the key words I also so kindly bolded; public use.
While the US Constitution does not go as far to define what public use is, there are Federal and State laws that do. A private company in many instances can use eminent domain procedures to buy private property.
Legally and ethically.