Land seized to build Bush Presidential Library
via Marginal Revolution
The Southern Methodist University of Dallas has used eminent domain to seize land to build the Bush Presidential library. Local residents are outraged. "They took over a square yard out of my vegetable patch!" says local retiree Eleanor Digby. "What do they need so much land for?" The University's director of land seizing stated at a press conference today that, "We needed such a large amount of land to ensure that the disabled could access the Bush Presidential Library. We feel it is very important that all Americans will have the opportunity to browse through a Michael Crichton novel, My Pet Goat and The Hungry Caterpillar."