Property rights co-author Rob Bell grateful for passage of amendment
night’s election was obviously a disappointment to all of us who worked
so hard to elect Mitt Romney and George Allen. Many of you made
extraordinary contributions in time, energy, and money. (Don’t despair –
after President Obama’s election in 2008, we came back the following
year and delivered landslide victories for our Republican team of Bob
McDonnell, Bill Bolling, and Ken Cuccinelli.)
Property Rights Amendment Passes
was some good news last night. Virginians at last had a chance to
endorse the Property Rights Constitutional Amendment. It passed 75% -
As the co-author of the Amendment, I can only say THANK YOU!
The Supreme Court’s Kelo
ruling was in 2005, and ever since we have been fighting to place
additional property rights into the state Constitution. It took years
to get through the General Assembly, but once the voters got their
chance, you passed it by an overwhelming, 3-1 margin.
votes and efforts put these property rights into the Constitution,
where they will be safe from meddling by future legislators. Going
forward, the Amendment will help protect people like Bob Wilson from
eminent domain abuse. Thanks to everyone who helped. You can read an
pains me to say, but the re-election of Barack Obama means we can
anticipate renewed efforts to expand the Federal Government. His first
term brought us Obamacare, the stimulus package, and the war on coal.
Virginia needs an Attorney General who will defend the Constitution and
will fight to enforce its limitations on the Federal Government. As
you know, I would like to be that Attorney General.
After we catch our breath, we can start work on the 2013 campaign. Until then, thanks again for your hard work.
Delegate, 58th District
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