As Florida Governor, Jeb Bush loved eminent domain and practiced it.
Jeb Bush and Jesse Hardy
The government wanted his land, but Jesse Hardy wasn’t interested. He said it wasn’t about money, it was about fighting for what is his. Jesse James Hardy was a symbol to some people of an individual besieged by government authorities and their allies in the environmental movement. Think United Nations Agenda 21, because that’s what this is!
Governor Jeb Bush authorized the State Department of Environmental Protection to begin eminent domain proceedings against an elderly man who just wanted to keep his land.
Jesse Hardy became disabled from a chopper jump after 14 years of service as a U.S. Navy Seal. In 1976, he bought 160 acres of swampland that nobody else wanted. And he intended to keep it, but the State and Florida’s EPA had different ideas.
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Read here for the back story...In May, Governor Jeb Bush and the Cabinet gave the DEP the authority to file the eminent domain case against Hardy by waiving its normal policy against using eminent domain against homesteaded landowners.