While I agree morally its an abuse of power and authority as well as contrary to the intentions of the founding fathers in the constitution…
Legally it probably isn’t abuse. The supreme court a few years back said that the government could use eminent domain to take property from one private party and sell/provide it to another private party under the reasoning that— the projected increase in revenues from taxes was a valid public use under the 5th? amendment, I think.
I can’t remember the case name, it was in the northeast. I’ll do a little research and post a link.
Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005) was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States involving the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another private owner to further economic development. In a 5–4 decision, the Court held that the general benefits a community enjoyed from economic growth qualified private redevelopment plans as a permissible “public use” under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
The case arose in the context of condemnation by the city of New London, Connecticut, of privately owned real property, so that it could be used as part of a “comprehensive redevelopment plan.” However, the private developer was unable to obtain financing and abandoned the redevelopment project, leaving the land as an empty lot, which was eventually turned into a temporary dump.