Regarding The Star’s article “Eminent domain battle is civil rights issue” (4/28, Opinion): Property rights are not just a civil rights issue. Property rights issues affect everyone. There are many examples in the Kansas City area.
Loch Lloyd annexed an area that voted against the annexation. Belton took a privately owned farm so a home improvement store could be built. A neighborhood was blighted so that the Kansas Speedway could be built. Without a vote, Overland Park annexed a large area. Stilwell does not have a say about its future.
Individual property rights must be strengthened. Nature is not blight. Contact your elected officials about these issues.