The greed of the U.S government has been highlighted in this recent law case.
A Texan businessman has been in the news for highlighting the awful way the State treats it’s landowners.
Monty Bennett is the man in question, and although he may be different to the majority of landowners in terms of wealth, he is doing right by standing up for the rights of them all.
He is the head of a hotel investment company and has been fortunate enough to have enough money to fight the powers-that-be.
His disagreement with the Tarrant Regional Water District highlights the way in which the government are willing to cast aside the will of land and home owners for their own benefit.
It has been reported by D Magazine that
“It all started a few years back when the entity responsible for getting water to Fort Worth, the Tarrant Regional Water District, let it be known that it intended to take part of Bennett’s ranch and lay a pipe across it,” and “The water district sued Bennett in an attempt to get the land. The case made its way to the Texas Supreme Court, where Bennett won on a procedural matter before being bounced back to a district court in Athens, where it now sits. In the meantime, his fight with the water district has grown from a pipeline right-of-way dispute into a battle over issues concerning accountability and openness in government.”
Bennett has been fighting his cause since 2011, determined that the TRDW will not simply get their won way.
Councilwomen Sandy Grayson highlighted the state of the law at the moment, saying “Now, other, ordinary people — regular people like you and I, who can’t afford to fight the City of Dallas over an eminent domain case for years and years — I mean, we wind up getting our property taken.”
Whether you agree with the nature of Bennett’s ethos or not, his determination to fight to the end for his rights has to be respected.
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