There is a case in California in which the government is being accused of extorting an agreement from homeowners to not repair sea walls on their property, an action that will result in their land eventually being destroyed by the sea.
This is the situation in the case of a sea wall which protects about 90 homes along the California coast. The government says sea walls contribute to erosion and the state’s coastal commission is demanding that in order to get the required permit to replace the sea wall, the owners must promise to never repair it or reinforce it again.
It would mean the eventual destruction of the homes and it would make them impossible to sell it. The homeowner says it’s a taking of private land.
The government has already done this successfully to many other homeowners.
All the government has to do is create a new rule or reinterpret the laws they have to force their will on private land owners. They do it lawlessly and without much in the way of resistance.
In this case, two coastal commissioners intervened after the owner was granted a temporary permit and they also want more public access as well.
A Lands Commission spokeswoman said in July of last year that the wall is not near the water break and thus is outside of the agency’s jurisdiction.
In some of these cases, the commission is asking for new fees. It’s a money maker and another form of government ‘persuasion’.
Listen to this government employee brag about stealing private land last January.
“We come in and we take this land and we always take it for less than it is worth.” (Park Service Employee at Mary Martin’s retirement from the Mojave Preserve.) The dinner was a public event . In this clip, the woman brags about how they wrestled a $40 million mine located in the park for $2.5 million dollars from two “little guys that had been in the 2nd World War” (their words). She continues, “which I stole the money from Washington to acquire it. ” FYI – The 111,000+ acres referred to on the white board do not include the land that was taken away from the ranchers.