The gnarled faces in Freeport over the idea of Port Freeport using eminent domain to take the last pieces of property it seeks for future expansion are not surprising, nor are they warranted in this case.

Much of the displeasure over the legal tactic is rooted in people’s memories — good ones of children playing in streets decades long past, and bad ones of ill-fated efforts to take property for a marina project a large number of residents thought was a bad idea. Both fail to take into account differing circumstances.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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So it's OK for a COMPANY, that should not even be a taxing entity, to take someone's property, against their will?

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