“Wait, wait, wait………. what the hell is this?”, I said to myself as I was looking at the AJC today. Yet another EMINENT DOMAIN issue?

Battle for school site taints day. Jewish academy owns land; Fulton County may claim it. Story from

The groundbreaking ceremony Sunday afternoon was supposed to celebrate the start of construction of the private Jewish high school’s 18-acre campus in Sandy Springs.

You have GOT to be kidding. Wow, that’s great. Another PUBLIC school. Land to be forcefully taken from the private sector, bought by those citizens who want to build a private school on the site ñ now to be taken by the government to put in, yet another, mediocre public institute of generic education. Well, folks, Iím sick of it. Iím sick of the insane abuse by the government into private civilian affairs.

The Fulton County school system wants to buy the Weber School site and use the land to build a new elementary school. In a strongly worded letter sent earlier this month, the school district indicated that unless Weber sold the property by today, the school board would use eminent domain to obtain the land.

Parents and students said they were shocked to learn of Fulton’s interest in their property at such a late date. Construction is set to begin in a few weeks.

Does anyone really believe that Fulton County all the sudden decided they needed land for a new school? After these citizens raised this money to promote a higher level of education for their children in the form of a private school, to have the land seized is intolerable.

While itís clear that I am not a fan of the level of education in public school systems ñ which is another topic ñ I am even less a fan of government abuse and government planning.

And donít even think about pulling the ìbut, they’re poor” card on me. It wonít work because Iím willing to bet, Iím poorer than you are.

3 Comments so far

  1. shelbinator (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 3:40 pm

    I think the Weber school kids ought to pull a “Taps” on their ass. I have a few guns I could sell them….

  2. Dana (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 6:27 pm

    I don’t know if you guys remember old Steve Huff who used to be around here a lot more often, but I’m his wife, and I teach at Weber. We resolved the issue, but we were very scared we’d lose our land. Our students were very upset. I think there was more going on here, too, but once Fulton County saw which way public opinion was blowing, they wisely decided to let it go.

  3. Alex (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 9:17 am

    Fulton school board president Gail Dean was quoted in the AJC saying “We thought we were in negotiations. Clearly there was some miscommunication,”. Yeah right….

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